Currently, there are more than 5.6 million Americans living with paralysis. Life Rolls On fosters hope by demonstrating that “life rolls on” after spinal cord injury! Our signature quality of life program, They Will Surf Again (TWSA), is an award-winning series of bi-coastal events. These events empower paraplegics and quadriplegics to experience the freedom of mobility by riding a wave with the assistance of adaptive equipment and the support of hard working volunteers. They Will Surf Again has the unique ability to engage and bridge the able-bodied and disabled communities, as they collaborate to push the bounds of possibility for those with SCI. In 1996, on the verge of becoming a professional surfer, Jesse Billauer sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI) while surfing. Though his injury resulted in quadriplegia, Jesse’s spirit was not broken, and the phrase “Life Rolls On” was born. They Will Surf Again is an award winning program in nine cities across seven states, and continues to expand, launching ancillary adaptive skate and snowboarding programs, They Will SKATE Again (TWSkateA) and They Will SKI Again (TWSkiA), respectively. These unique programs continue to make a profound impact on the lives of thousands of people living with paralysis, along with the volunteers who help make dreams possible. Life Rolls On has been featured in numerous media outlets, including: Ability magazine, CNN, Extreme Makeover-Home Edition, Fuel-TV, Good Morning America, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Non-Profit Times, Surfer magazine, TODAY, Transworld Surf, and many more. Recognizing it can make a larger and more meaningful impact through its quality of life efforts, Life Rolls On no longer funds spinal cord injury research. Instead, the organization refined its mission to a single purpose: to improve the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury. Life Rolls On proudly provides adaptive action sports programs; foster spinal cord injury awareness; and offers outreach to individuals and their families at the onset of injury. In 2010, Life Rolls On became a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and serves as its West Coast headquarters. Our work is defined by our impact on the communities we serve. With more than 50 adaptive athletes and over 200 volunteers at most events, Life Rolls On relies and depends on those willing to lend their talent and time. As a sponsor of Life Rolls On, Creative Chakra Spa & Yoga Studio is calling out to all those wishing to help with the running of events and massage therapists. Please contact us on 310-823-9378, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a potentially life threatening condition that can be considered a medical emergency. AD is caused by an irritation below the level of spinal cord injury (SCI), such as sunburn, a cut, or problems with bladder/bowel function. It requires quick and corrective action as it can cause serious problems, such as a stroke. When an injury or irritation occurs below the level of the SCI, the body’s messages – which are sent through the nervous system – are blocked by the injury and not able to travel along the spinal cord. Because the message cannot get through to the brain, the nervous system begins to overcompensate. This may cause life-threatening conditions for the individual.
Join us on these dates:
Venice Beach – they will Skate again : please call for details
Zuma Beach – this summer : please call 310-823-9378
Zuma Beach : they will surf again