“It’s hard to argue with the facts”
It’s hard to argue with the facts. Here are a few sobering ones about the incidence of spinal CORD injuries in Australia
One person sustains a spinal cord injury every day in Australia and about 15,000 people are living with one.
Most injuries occur in young people; particularly males aged 15-24 years. Workplace participation rates are as low as 30% following injury.
The total cost of spinal cord injuries to Australia is about $2b annually.
There is significant unmet need and opportunity to improve the lives of people with a spinal cord injury.
Hospitals and rehabilitation facilities do a wonderful job in getting people medically stable and physically able to function as well as they can, but generally they aren’t charged with addressing the emotional and more logistical issues that Sargood on Collaroy will.
Sargood on Collaroy will be a place for people living with a spinal cord injury to refresh and gain insights into new learnings and technology. And for those that have recently sustained their injury, it will be a haven of information, learnings and ultimately confidence as they connect with the amazing team of professionals and most importantly, each other.
Not everyone is in a financial situation that allows them to stay at Sargood On Collaroy and that’s why The Sargood Foundation needs your help. A key function is to raise funds to assist Sargood on Collaroy to operate as a place of learning for people with a spinal injury and ensure the long-term sustainability of the Centre. The Sargood Foundation also provides funding assistance to encourage independent living within the general community.