More About Wheeling Forward
The costs of living with SCI can be considerable, and vary greatly due to the severity of injury. The following facts are according to The University of Alabama National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Average yearly expenses can range from $228,566 to $775,567 in the first year.
- Estimated lifetime costs due to spinal cord injury can range from $681,843 to over $3 million for a 25 year old.
- 87.9% of all spinal cord injured individuals are discharged from hospitals to private homes.
Wheeling Forward steps in to help recently disabled people with SCI who lack a support system and resources to obtain the services they need. Riesling Without Borders was created to raise funds for Wheeling Forward and follow Wine on Wheels, their signature fundraiser.