“Spinal cord injuries don’t hold people back. They push people forward,” says Joe Levy, the coordinator for the June 22 “They Will Surf Again” event held in Long Branch, N.J.
This event, sponsored by the Life Rolls On Foundation, draws participants from the severely disabled who can no longer surf, to those who recovered from their injuries and are back out riding the waves. Levy says that the event was created not just to raise money or awareness, but to assist people with “believing in the possible.”
Articles like this one are inspiring and in our opinion, a great counterbalance to the plethora of dismal tales and depressing statistics. People like Levy, who keep a great attitude and share that perspective with others who have suffered spinal cord injuries, help create sparks of inspiration and fan determination.
They Will Surf Again is the first of its kind in the Northeast and the founders hope it won’t be the last.
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