The mission of the MW Fund is to provide scholarships to individuals who have suffered traumatic spinal cord injuries and need specialized SCI rehabilitation therapy not covered by insurance.
Individuals with spinal cord injuries require this type of intense therapy to stay healthy and to help their body’s nervous system relearn the most basic tasks. This therapy costs at minimum $100 per hour and is not covered by insurance. To help address the financial burden of this therapy, Matt created the MW Fund to provide scholarships to individuals with SCI who want to attend specialized SCI rehabilitation centers and other exercise-based rehabilitation programs but cannot afford it.
A major goal for the MW Fund is to develop and build out a program that will raise awareness about basketball courts with unsafe playing conditions and support projects that can make the necessary improvements to these outdated, unsafe facilities.
What We’ve Accomplished:
Total Scholarships Awarded since the MW Fund’s inception: $149,000
Total Individual Scholarship Recipients Supported: 14
Total Awarded to the Cranston YMCA since 2019: $10,000
Total Awarded to newly launched initiative in 2020 that supports living expenses for research participants at the University of Louisville Epidural Stimulation Research Trial: $12,000