March/April 2015

             Help Today. Independence Tomorrow.
An Artistic Portrayal of Life After an Injury

      "Featuring full contact choreography and a drumline, the play centers on a University of Texas football player, struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. A play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation's most popular form of theater".

This production hones in on the challenges and changes an individual faces once undergoing recovery after a spinal cord injury. As many of us know, moving forward after a serious and life altering injury can be very difficult and isolating. We are so excited and encouraged to see that the liberal arts community is taking notice of and making a statement in reference to spinal cord injuries. 

Colossal will be showing at the Dallas Theater Center through May 3. If you are interested in tickets or more information feel free to visit the  Dallas Theater Center Website

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
  • Don't miss the fun - Register Now!
  • For information about the event or to register, go to

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Meet Just A Few of Our 2015 Clients!

Nathaniel, age 5, was born with spina bifida. He needs clean catheters daily but his parent's insurance will not provide them and his parents are unable to cover the cost right now. For the next 6 months, NAF is providing them for Nathaniel. 

Anya, age 6, was born with spina bifida and requires clean catheters every day. Anya's parents pay weekly for her healthcare insurance but the company does not pay for catheters. Her parents are struggling to pay for them so NAF will be providing monthly shipments for Anya. 

Sal, age 60, was injured when he was trimming trees and hit an electrical line. Sal received severe burns on his head and upper body. He lost four fingers on his right hand and also sustained a spinal cord injury. He is living with quadriplegia from a C4 injury. NAF was honored to provide home modifications (wheelchair ramp and doorways widened), a specialized mattress and a power hoyer lift to assist his family in moving him. 

Tiffany, age 38, was in a motor vehicle accident and sustained a C5 injury resulting in quadriplegia. Before Tiffany could go home from Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, her home needed to be modified for her wheelchair. NAF was able to help with modifications to make Tiffany's bathroom accessible. 

Kiley, age 6, was born with spina bifida and other serious medical conditions. She is paralyzed from the waist down and has right side paralysis to her face and arm. Kiley's father reached out to NAF to ask for assistance in purchasing a wheelchair van to transport her. We have committed to helping to provide an adaptive vehicle for Kiley and are in the process of raising money for the vehicle right now. If you would like to contribute to Kiley's van, please go to our Website and note the your donation is in Kiley's honor. 

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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.

The First Quarter of 2015... A Few Statistics!  

The first quarter of 2015 has shown a 25% increase in clients over 2014
47% are quadriplegic and 53% are paraplegic
Our oldest client so far this year is 78 year old Martha. 
Our youngest client so far this year is 5 year old Nathaniel




An Opportunity to Meet Team Hoyt! 

This June Dallas, Texas welcomes Dick Hoyt from Team Hoyt as a guest speaker at the ASC Luncheon benefiting Helping Restore Ability. If you are looking for a good time, great encouragement, and to hear an amazing testimonial bound to inspire all, you cannot miss this event.  ASC's (Attorney's Serving the Community) mission is to bring together women lawyers who collectively utilize their resources and talents to support local non profit organizations whose programs benefit women, children or families. ASC also is committed to providing its members with leadership and networking opportunities as it carries out its primary mission of serving the community.

Team Hoyt is a heart-throbbing tale of a courageous son and dedicated father who do not allow a disability to become an obstacle, but use the disability to overcome obstacles. This year's luncheon will be held at the Dallas Omni Hotel and Restore in Uptown Dallas. 

To learn more about how you can attend the luncheon feel free to call Helping Restore Ability at 817-469-1977 and ask for Kimmie. To learn more about ASC and what they do visit the ASC Website


A Wish List for Neuro Assistance Foundation




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



"Just because the world is built for able-bodied people, doesn't mean the disabled have to live with it"

Jason Da Silva was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 25, forever changing his world view. He once, as many able-bodied individuals, took for granted the structure of this world built up around us. As his mobility decreased and he became depended on a powerchair for transportation Da Silvia became very aware of the details in getting from point A to point B. 

"The loss of his mobility made Da Silva acutely aware of the difference between accessible and inaccessible spaces. Routines like taking the subway became impossible and favorite spots to meet with friends became unreachable. Da Silva made a documentary, When I Walk (available on Netflix), about his battle with MS and his gradual loss of mobility.

Wanting to do more than document the challenges he faced, Da Silva set out to take concrete action that would make it easier to get around with a disability. Together he and his wife, Alice Cook, created AXSmap, a crowdsourced map to rate businesses based on how accessible they are."


This is an excellent resource for individuals with any disability to comment on the accessibility of a public place while also researching accessibility before making the excursion. 


Visit the AXS Website to begin making use of this wonderful new tool! 

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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