Walking with Anthony makes Happily Ever After come true for Rachelle Friedman with Sponsored Treatment

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Non-Profit Organization Provides Funding to Bride Injured At Her Bachelorette Party Los Angeles, CA. (October 7, 2011) – Walking with Anthony, a non-profit organization raising awareness of the impact of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), is looking to bring happiness and hope to SCI victims everywhere, one of which is Rachelle Friedman. A recent bride who was paralyzed from the neck down after a tragic accident just days before her wedding, Friedman will receive sponsored treatment at SCI rehabilitation center Project Walk from October 3-21 and, with the help of Walking With Anthony, will be that much closer to a full recovery.

While the wedding has passed, the new bride’s triumphant journey continues, as she takes on an intense, activity-based physical therapy treatment at Project Walk. The goal of the sessions ― to re-establish patterned neural activity within the central nervous system to hopefully regain function in the paralyzed limbs. After rigorous, long days of treatment, Rachelle will be able to relax at the Homewood Suites Carlsbad, an upscale extended stay that will accommodate her during her stay. With love and support being felt from her family and the founders behind Walking With Anthony, this is sure to be an educational and progressive trip. “We are so excited to be able to fund Rachelle’s treatment at Project Walk,” said Walking with Anthony Executive Director Anthony Purcell. “I have seen my own success with physical therapy and it is our goal to help as many SCI victims as possible to receive the same treatment. Rachelle’s story is truly inspiring and we hope that we can continue to educate and raise awareness for SCI.”

Walking With Anthony is inspired by Anthony Purcell, who was paralyzed after a diving accident in 2010, and can now stand un-assisted thanks to his determination and thorough treatment. With about 12,000 people falling victim to SCI each year, it is the organization’s hope to increase SCI research and provide financial assistance to SCI victims. For more information, please visit www.walkingwithanthony.org. # # # About Walking with Anthony On February 6, 2010 Anthony Purcell dived into a shallow water wave, causing critical damage that left his neck broken and spinal cord bruised.

Doctors concluded that he, like countless other Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) victims, had little to no chances of walking again. Anthony, determined to beat the odds that had been set against him, began rehabilitation in May 2010. This successful treatment has slowly helped Anthony regain his strength and every day, he comes closer to being able to walk again. As a result of his experience, Anthony and his mother, founder Micki Purcell, created the Walking with Anthony foundation with a mission to give others with SCI the same chance at recovery. A non-profit organization raising awareness of the impact of SCI, Walking With Anthony is dedicated to raising funds to provide financial assistance for SCI victims, expand rehabilitation centers and support research relating to SCI rehabilitation. For more information or to make a donation please visit www.walkingwithanthony.org.

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