Charity Golf Event at TOPGOLFName: Charity Golf Event at TOPGOLFDate: May 24, 2018Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDTEvent Description:PAR-TEE at the Freedom to Walk Foundation Charity Golf Event! Join Us to raise funds for Jole Hope. She is 12 yrs old and was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, which has left Jole Legally Blind. Since 3 years old, Jole has been wearing a brace on her right leg due to a hemiparesis, a muscular weakness on her right side.
Be part of improving the quality of life for Jole Hope with her own WalkAide. Register for the Charity Golf Event or Sponsorship Opportunities, go to www.FreedomToWalkFoundation.org/Charity-Golf-Event. If you are unable to attend, donate at www.FreedomToWalkFoundation.org/Donate. Every dollar donated will bring Jole Hope a step closer to the Freedom and Independence that a WalkAide will provide to her and her family.
ABOUT FREEDOM TO WALK FOUNDATION
Freedom to Walk Foundation is a 501(c)3 National nonprofit organization established in January 2013 with a primary focus of assisting with funds for the purchase of WalkAides® for children and adults experiencing Foot Drop caused by upper motor neuron injuries or conditions such as: Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Foot Drop is a condition characterized by weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot necessary for people to walk. It causes a person to either drag the foot and toes or engage in a high-stepping walk called steppage gait.
WalkAide® is a revolutionary, electronic device which alleviates the symptoms and complications of Foot Drop. When worn on the calf, the WalkAide® sends electric impulses to the affected foot causing the foot and leg to lift and follow through as they would with a natural, unimpaired gait. WalkAide® was designed to restore mobility to those individuals seeking a return to independence.
The WalkAide® is FDA approved, but most insurance companies are denying coverage for the device. With an out of pocket cost of $5,000 per unit, the cost is prohibitive for many who see the WalkAide® as an invaluable opportunity to improve their quality of life.
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