NorCal SCI’s staff wishes our entire community of those affected by a spinal cord injury a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year. Our newsletter will go on a brief hiatus for the next two weeks but will return on Tues., Jan. 8, 2019. It will also give us a chance for a brief rest and recharging of our batteries but more importantly, it gives us a chance to reflect on an amazing year and put the finishing touches on our goals for 2019.
Our donors have demonstrated their unwavering support all throughout the year and with the infusion of their financial backing, we intend on expanding the programs we offer as well as launch a couple of new ones. We plan on publishing our 2018 Annual Report when we come back followed by our 2019 Goals.
2018 was an eventful year for us. We saw an unexpectedly high level of interest in our donated medical equipment program as evident by the number of hits to that part of our web site. On a somber note, the loss of our dear friend and SCI peer supporter, Annamarie Moreno in July, shook up our community. The devastation caused by the Camp Fires reminded us of how vulnerable the disability community is to such massive acts of nature. But we also awarded 15 Road To Recovery grants, launched our first-ever Mobile Clinic in San Luis Obispo and had a chance to celebrate with our friends and supporters at our inaugural fundraising party and reinforce the reason we launched this organization.
There are far too many individuals who have helped and guided us throughout 2018 to list and we recognize that our work is meaningless without their support. We look forward to re-connecting with everyone on Tues., Jan. 8th.
Nick & Franklin, co-founders