January/February 2015

             Help Today. Independence Tomorrow.
Appreciating Our Volunteers: Ayndi Foster:Thank you for what you do! 

     I found out about NAF a little over 2 years ago when my dad was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. They have helped get my dad back to living a more normal life despite his injury with equipment and supplies. I have chosen to volunteer with NAF because it helps give people back their lives. Most people don't take into consideration all of the costs that come with spinal cord injuries -  wheelchairs and other supplies are not cheap at all. The NAF Golf Classic has been an exciting volunteering experience. This past year I was able to get my company, Triumph Business Capitol, to help lend support. We were able to raise money by Ice Bucket Challenge to be a sponsor for the golf tournament. NAF has helped our family transition to this new season of life that is not what we were ever expecting to happen. I continue to volunteer so that I can give back and help impact others' lives the way NAF has my family - Ayndi

See Ayndi pictured below with Christine Berend, HR manager at Triumph Business Capital during the 2014 NAF Golf Classic. 


We're proud to announce a new event being added this year at Craig Ranch:

  • The Cinco de Mayo 5K/10K Run, Walk & Roll. The event will take place on May 2, 2015 and it begins at 
    7951 Collin McKinney Pkwy, Ste. 1500  McKinney, TX 75070
  • Register now and start training! 
  • For information about the event or to register, go to http://www.playtri.com/cinco

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Meet Just A Few of Our 2015 Clients!

Alex - age 15 - Alex was born with spina bifida and is a full time wheelchair user. Alex loves to participate in wheelchair basketball and because of his active nature, he has started having problems with pressure sores. NAF is providing Alex with a pressure releasing mattress for his bed and a similar cushion for his seating.

Marcus - age 43 - Marcus was injured in 1990 and is living with tetraplegia. His Invacare power chair is just over a year old and it broke. The warranty, of course, only covered one year. NAF is repairing his wheelchair while he recuperates in a Fort Worth hospital following surgery.

Ashley - age 36 - Ashley is a mother of an 8 year old special needs son, Braydon. Following a spinal procedure, she is now living with paraplegia. Since her wheelchair will not fit through her doorways, NAF is providing lumber, supplies and labor to have her home modified before she goes home from rehab. 

Ashley & Braydon

Edgar - age 41 - Edgar is living with tetraplegia from an injury several years ago. Due to some pressure problems with his current mattress, Edgar needs to have a new "pressure releasing" mattress for his bed. NAF received exactly the mattress that he needs as a donation a few months ago. We moved the mattress out of storage and into Edgar's home.

Carmella - age 45 - Carmella was injured in a fall 10 years ago and lives with a T11-T12 spinal cord injury. Due to ten years of pushing and pulling on her manual wheelchair, Carmella is starting to have problems with her shoulders, neck and arms. She recently had neck surgery and needed help with moving into a power chair temporarily. NAF provided Carmella with a Smart Drive power add-on for her manual chair. The power add-on can turn her chair into a power chair when she wants to rest her arms. Carmella is pictured here with some of the kids she works with at Advent Urban Youth Development, a non-profit in our community whose mission is: To  transform under served urban neighborhoods by providing its youth with tangible love, holistic resilience, and authentic community. We're so proud of the work you do, Carmella. If you would like to learn more about Advent Urban Youth Development, click here

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Thanks to the Southlake Women's Club for making NAF a beneficiary of their annual Art in the Square event. This event helps so many local non-profits and we are proud to be among those chosen this year.

A Recap of 2014 for Neuro Assistance...


  • 98 clients were helped in 2015 - up from 81 in 2014
  • Client's ages ranged from 8 month old Cameron to 76 year old Mary 
  • 21% of our clients were in their 20's
  • Assistance breakdown: 
    • 35% for equipment purchases, 
    • 21% for home modifications and 
    • 44% for vehicle modifications
2014 was a great year for the Neuro Assistance Foundation, and we couldn't have done it without YOU!! We thank you for all your support, donations, and encouragement!




Insurance Causing You Grief? Check Out These Resources: 

HIPP is the Texas Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program.
HIPP helps pay your health insurance payments. Your family can pick from more doctors and has more choices than with Medicaid alone. This option is for families who have at least one person who gets Medicaid and can get private insurance through a family member's work. You can learn more at http://www.gethipptexas.com/

 Government Healthcare- 

Also known as the Marketplace, government health insurance helps people without health coverage enroll in a high-quality plan online, by phone, or with a paper application.  To see what you qualify for, or to learn more visit https://www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/?optimizely_x2415380104=1

Thank You to Southwest Securities!! We APPRECIATE YOU! 

Southwest Securities - A Hilltop Holdings Company

For the past several years, SWS Group, Inc. has been a consistent sponsor of NAF and we'd like to extend our thanks for the continued support of our mission. Hilltop Holdings Inc. completed their acquisition of SWS Group, Inc. on January 1, 2015. Southwest Securities provides clearing services, institutional services and personal investing. For more information, go to  http://swst.com/Pages/default.aspx

Seeking the Perfect Job
Job searching can be a hassle when you able bodied, but when you get tied to a wheelchair it seems as though your search becomes that much more difficult. This doesn't have to be the case if you know there are groups out there to ensure equal opportunity among all groups in society. This, naturally, includes the group of people with spinal cord injuries. Equal Opportunities Publication is a "Diversity and Inclusion Career Center; a premier diversity online job board. We connect employers dedicated to hiring a diversified workforce with qualified job seekers in all career backgrounds." 
This is a great resource to post a job, search for a job, and know that each company is seeking to maintain the equal opportunity standard needed for the success of the American society.

You can visit their website at http://www.eop.com/career.php and check out what job postings might fir your needs and desires. 


A Wish List for Neuro Assistance Foundation




  • Cargo/Commercial Van to pick up equipment
  • Used Wheelchair Vans/Vehicles


Independence and Opportunity Through A New Product~ 

The Spinergy ZX-1 Power Add-On  is a new product geared to enhance the lives of manual wheelchair users. This simple add-on will maneuver through nearly any terrain, allowing the wheelchair user to relax his/her shoulders and muscles. 

To see this new product in action watch this video, 
Spinergy ZX-1 Power Add-On  for Manual Wheelchairs
Spinergy ZX-1 Power Add-On for Manual Wheelchairs

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 ccooperman@neuroassistance.org



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