~ Let's Get Amy Walking ~

For: Amy Paradis
Organizer: FootPrints SCI Recovery Inc
$2,140
of $75,000 goal.
Raised by 27 donors
2% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Amy was injured in a motor vehicle accident on December 26, 2009. She broke her C6/C7 vertebrae, leaving her quadriplegic and on life support. Doctors told her that she would never regain her independence, and current research states that any possible recovery will plateau after 18 months. Amy has never given up. Not once. Her trainer, will tell you that she is the most determined individuals that one could ever meet. She is now four years post-injury, and with incredible mental and physical efforts she has regained controlled strength and function in her arms, core, hip and pelvic area, ab/adductors, and most recently - her quadriceps. It is hard to express through text how unbelievable it is to see her progress like this.

Amy has been assessed and qualifies for the Ekso Bionics Exoskeleton. When we get this incredibly valuable & unique device, she will be the third quadriplegic in the world to be able to use this. It will literally enable her to walk again - it will retrain the body how to go through the motions, and over time her leg muscles will get stronger. We need this.

FootPrints is based in Windsor, Nova Scotia - a small town of under 4,000 people. What we are doing here is incredible, and will have immense impact on future medical research. We need funding, and we need to create awareness, which can be a challenge coming from a small community.

Amy has put together a short video to tell her story. The video on this page was created entirely by her. Please help support in any way you can - share this page with your friends, talk about us, check out our Facebook page, and/or of course you can donate to help raise the funds that we need for the Exoskeleton.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 7, 2014

Posted on July 7, 2014

Amy has experienced the many health benefits from standing and walking in this device.
Her leg muscles are now strong enough to want to try and control the device.
This is amazing!!
Please continue to donate in order to allow us to keep Amy walking!!

Thanks so much


Posted on May 4, 2014

Posted on May 4, 2014

Although we have met our downpayment goal for the Ekso, we still have a very long way to go in order to keep this incredible device and keep making dreams a reality.
We are currently awaiting confirmation for our last 3 day training session which we anticipate will be within the next 2 weeks.
Amy continues to work hard at keep up her strength & maintains progress on a daily basis. 
Let's keep Amy walking!! 
Please share & keep this walking across the internet.
We CAN & WILL make this happen!!
Thank you to each & every one for your generous support! 


Posted on March 31, 2014

Posted on March 31, 2014

Let's Keep Making Dreams Become Reality..

FootPrints Is Challenging Each & Everyone To Donate .01cent For Every Step Amy Achieved (3,907) 
All Donations Go Directly Towards The Purchase Of The Exo Skeleton.

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