Walking with Anthony

Forever Changing the Recovery Outcome of Spinal Cord Injury

Walking with Anthony

Walking With Anthony believes that everyone with a Spinal Cord Injury should have equal access to life-altering medical care. We provide direct and immediate assistance to individuals and families through our granting programs. Our focus is on recovery through spinal cord injury rehab.

Although proven therapies and solutions for those with Spinal Cord Injury are already in existence, they are largely unavailable to the average person. The cost to get just one person out of a wheelchair is exorbitant, and insurance doesn’t cover it. We are here to change that.

With your help, our heroes with Spinal Cord Injury can get through the hopeless despair and get financial assistance for the treatment they desperately need. Much hard work lies ahead for families affected by SCI. With your help, our heroes can get stronger, live healthier, and have the opportunity to walk again. Let’s take these first steps… together.

Anthony’s Story

In the late morning of February 6, 2010, Anthony Purcell dove into the waters of Miami Beach

It was something he’d done many times before.

This time, he misjudged the depth of his landing spot, broke his neck, and bruised the C5 and C6 vertabrae in his spine. He injured his spinal cord. He was paralyzed, unable to resurface from the water on his own.

Thanks to the quick rescue efforts of his cousin Bernie, who pulled him from the waters, and the emergency personnel who quickly arrived at the scene, Anthony’s life was saved.

But his life would never be the same.

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And it tells the person suffering from their injuries that they are not alone in this fight.

Although proven therapies and solutions are already in existence, they are unavailable to the average person suffering from Spinal Cord Injury.

Insurance companies do a poor job of providing coverage for adequate treatment, and some will not cover it all.

How can they only provide ONE month of care for an injury that requires years of rehab?

Even if they doubled up their coverage, it is still not enough. It takes hundreds of thousands of dollars to get just one victim the proper therapy and care-giving they need.

This astronomical cost is what prohibits many people from getting the help they desperately need.


And it tells the person suffering from this horrific injury, they are not alone in this fight.

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This is so awesome!

Thank you to @stayhyped and @tmz_tv for spreading the word about our cause! Your support means the world. All money raised goes directly to people struggling with a spinal cord injury. Yesterday, we raised a over $350k to help so many people and we couldn’t have done it without each and every person who volunteered, donated and spread the word. Let’s keep it going and continue to change lives. We can’t wait for next years event!! @anthonypurcell

Thank you @nbc6inthemix for helping us share our story and mission ❤️ #changinglives ...

Today is #GivingTuesday, a National day of giving that encourages all of us to do good + support those in need.

Today is your chance to make a real difference and help those with SCI live healthier, get stronger, and have the opportunity to walk again.

Today is your chance to help us build a future wherein everyone with SCI has equal access to life-altering medical care.

Today is your chance to give hope to the hopeless.

YOU have the power to make a lasting impact on the lives of those suffering from SCI.

Every donation helps, big or small. And all of the proceeds go directly to our #WWAwarriors.

Will you join us and take a stand for those who can’t? #iwalkwithanthony

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Thank you to @serenadyerpisoni + The Wayne W. Dyer Foundation for their generous donation of $10,000. You have been by our side since we began this journey + we are so grateful to have your love + support ❤️❤️❤️ #wwa #waynedyer #giveback ...



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Thank you to this community for the continued support + to our amazing #WWAwarriors for never giving up!


Today is the last day of #SpinalCordInjuryAwarenessMonth — will you help us make a difference by donating today?

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Did you know that September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month?⁣

Every year when this month comes around, I can’t help but think of all the individuals and families all over the world that are affected by this tragic injury. And how tough it is financially for them to get the care and rehab they need due to the lack of insurance coverage. It is absolutely devastating. The proven therapies exist, yet the people that need it most don’t have access to it. Seems backwards, doesn’t it? ⁣

We believe that everyone with SCI should have 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞-𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞.⁣

Our focus is recovery through rehab. That’s why we provide direct and immediate assistance through our grant programs. ⁣

From day one, we have been committed to helping as many individuals with SCI as possible. And 10 years later, we still stand by that promise. ⁣

With your support, we can help more people get stronger, live healthier, and have the opportunity to walk again. ⁣

Will you join us in this fight?⁣

♡ 𝗧𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗪𝗪𝗔 𝘁𝗼 𝟵𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟵 to make a donation today ♡

Let’s continue to spread awareness and get these families the help and support they desperately need.⁣

Many thanks,⁣

Anthony Purcell, Executive Director

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