May/June 2016

             Help Today. Independence Tomorrow.
What Are You Interested In?

     The Neuro Assistance Foundation writes and publishes this newsletter on a bi-monthly basis. We do this to keep our readers informed of what is going on in our little community. 
      Life in general is so vast, there are endless topics which can be discussed, researched, and taught. Please let us know if there is something, a specific or general topic, relating to the lives, feelings, perspectives, and experiences of the disabled community, that you would like to hear about. We want to hear from you! 

You can e-mail your suggestions to:

Orange Theory

     Orange Theory is a fitness gym in Southlake, Texas and  a major sponsor of the Hot Hatch Chile Run, Walk & Roll and we encourage everyone to check out their new location in Southlake! Orange Theory's message is " Base. Push. All Out. Fitness, meet science. The idea of Orangetheory is this: a 60-minute workout designed to push you into the Orange Zone. This creates "Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption," or EPOC. It's what burns calories after your workout and gives you noticeable, lasting results with Orangetheory Fitness.". 

The fitness experts of Orange Theory wanted us to share this message with you.... 
Pre-opening rates for Orangetheory Southlake are being offered now but will be ending soon! If you are interested in getting the lowest rates possible on your Orangetheory membership, call them today at 817.796.9660 and claim your spot. The best part about signing up today? You will lock in your rate and keep it for as long as you stay a member of the family. It's a no risk commitment; you will not be charged until they open their doors. Be one of the first to workout in the brand-new, state-of-the-art, customized studio. Become a part of Orangetheory Nation today!

Coming Soon to:
624 East Southlake Blvd.
Suite 621-100
Southlake, TX 76092

Check out their website at

An Exoskeleton for Children

The Spanish National Research Council recently released information on a new development to assist children with severe disabilities combat the degenerative functions of those disabilities and also allow them to walk. This is an exoskeleton which " is able to mimic human muscle movement, providing the necessary strength a child would need to stand and walk about on his or her own. And with its built-in sensors, the skeleton is able to detect and encourage leg movement." 


Meet Our Clients! 

April, 32, was thrown from a horse eleven years ago and sustained a spinal cord injury. April now lives with quadriplegia. Her accessible van broke down recently and April reached out to NAF for help. We were happy to get her out on the road again. She sent us this message
"Thank you so much for everything your foundation does in helping me and others like me" 

Karlie , age 10, was born with caudal regression and is paralyzed. She lives with her mother and sister and until recently, her healthcare needs had been covered by Medicaid. She lost that assistance when her mother recently returned to the workforce. With the loss of benefits, Karlie's mother was unable to pay for her essential supplies, including catheters. NAF was very honored to step in and help for the next 3-4 months while her mother works on obtaining healthcare coverage for Karlie

Marcus, 44, was injured in 1990 at his cervical 5 vertebrae. He uses a power chair daily and recently his elevator and recline function broke on his chair. When those two functions break, the chair is no longer useful to Marcus because he can't transfer out of the cha ir and he can't release
pressure which leads to pressure sores. Marcus contacted NAF to ask for help and we were happy to get the chair back to him fully functional.  He sent us this message: "Thanks soooo much. I am forever grateful!"

Royce, age 75, suffered a spinal infarction and is now living with paraplegia. Unfortunately, Royce was going to go home from rehab to a house with stairs on the front and back. We were very honored to provide four ramps for his home to make the front and rear entrances accessible.

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AUGUST 20, 2016

 Join us for our 8th Annual Hot Hatch Chile Run, Walk & Roll 

One of Southlake's Most Popular Events!!

Check out the swag!!
Finisher Medals
Dri-Fit Shirts
Custom Age Awards
Don't forget the full, hot breakfast from Central Market Cafe

Joining us again this year 
  • 1-Mile Run/Walk/Roll: 7:30am
  • 5K Handcycle: 7:55am
  • 5K Run/Walk/Roll: 8:00am
Run, Walk or Roll with us to help raise money for people in our community living with spinal cord injuries and disabilities.
Central Market - 1425 E Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092

For more information and to register, go to 
It Is Our Pleasure to Help Anthony

This is Anthony. He was injured in a motorcycle crash and is now living with paraplegia. His wife was just 2 weeks pregnant when he was injured and he says his daughter, Mya, 1 year old, is his angel. 
NAF is helping him with some important personal care supplies. 

A Review on Hollywood
From The Eyes of A Young Paraplegic.

Perhaps, if you or someone you know, is living with a disability you thought of going to see the new hit romance, Me Before You.

The romance includes a young handsome man and his new life once sustaining a spinal cord injury. Many have given their response to the film, including a young woman who responded to Hollywood with the question, "Why do you want to kill me?" and further explains to the reader that the films they produce send a strong message that a life with a disability is not a life worth living. You can read her letter in full  here. The writer challenges Hollywood to veer away from political correctness and the fear that drives them to promote a message that gauges the value of life on the opinions of others. 

To view a short  video in response to Me Before You following the link. 

Support Our Year Round Sponsors
NAF has some of the most amazing sponsors in the world. Because of their generosity, we are able to help so many people with life changing injuries. Please remember them when you're shopping or choosing services.

We Need Your Help

Donate ~ Sponsor ~ Volunteer

Change lives; make a difference.

Your $25 donation will help provide clean catheters to a paralyzed child for one month when their insurance won't cover the expense.


Your $100 donation will help build a wheelchair ramp so we can get our clients out of rehab and through their front door at home.


Your $200 donation will help widen the doorways in their homes so their wheelchair can fit through the bathroom door. Insurance doesn't covers home modifications.


Your $500 donation will help provide life-changing medical equipment: wheelchairs and specialized shower chairs, etc. Most insurance only covers a small part of wheelchairs, if any, and no "bathing aids" are covered. 




 No donation is too small. Click here for information.

Contact: Cindi Cooperman



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