Triumph Foundation’s mission is to help individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day.
Triumph Foundation’s annual Christmas Care Basket Outreach will be taking place during the month of December when the organization will visit 15 hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout Southern California to bring resources, mentorship, and a message of hope to patients that have spinal cord injuries.
Triumph plans to deliver 100 of its Care Baskets to individuals and families that are spending their holiday facing tragedy. Triumph’s peer-mentor “Ambassadors” provide information and guidance to help someone adjust to life after injury. In addition to resources, the Care Baskets include gifts and goodies to bring cheer to its recipients who are in the hospital.
The organization plans to visit kids, adults, and Veterans at locations that include Long Beach VA Hospital, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Northridge Hospital, St. Jude Medical Center, Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation, and Sharp Memorial Hospital.
“Being in the hospital is never easy, but it is especially difficult for people during the holiday season,” said Andrew Skinner, Triumph Foundation’s founder who was also in the hospital during the holidays when he was injured in a snowboarding accident in November 2004. “I spent my Christmas in the hospital so it’s near and dear to my heart.”
“Triumph Foundation’s Care Baskets are like a tool-kit to help someone rebuild their life after becoming paralyzed,” said Kirsten Skinner who was with her husband when he got injured and has stayed with him every step of the way. “Their injury affects everyone around them; family, friends, loved ones, and the entire community.”
Andrew Skinner has made a remarkable recovery, and wants others with similar injuries to triumph like him.
“I have come so far from where I was initially,” he said. “Now, I have a wonderful wife and daughter and am living the American dream, despite my physical impairment. I want to help others do the same.”
To support this outreach, the organization is holding an Eat-for-a-Cause fundraiser on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at the Route 66 Classic Grill located at 18730 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91351 from 5 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Triumph Foundation is also selling raffle tickets for $100 to win a four-day Princess Cruises Getaway vacation. Every dollar raised from the Princess Cruises raffle tickets will go towards the organization and its efforts to serve the disabled community.
Monetary donations can be sent to Triumph Foundation located at 17186 Hickory Ridge Court, Santa Clarita CA 91387 or visiting www.SupportTriumph.org.
Contributions will ensure Andrew Skinner and Triumph Foundation can continue to provide critical support services to people who suffer paralyzing injuries and are dealing with a disability. All donations are tax deductible as applicable by law.