3rd Annual Spin for Limbs Ride, Walk and Festival
Sunday, September 21, 2014
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In 2009 we found ourselves thrust into the world of paediatric orthopaedics when our daughter Ellen was born with fibular hemimelia. Our journey to SickKids was a long one, but once we arrived we knew Ellen and our family would be cared for and we placed our trust in their compassionate surgical and nursing staff.
Through our experience we learned a lot. Each discussion with patients and their families made us think about how we could help. How could we create a network to increase awareness and raise the much needed funds necessary to pay expenses associated with these complex and lengthy procedures when a family needed some additional help?
“Some families have struggled with whether or not to even go ahead with the surgery because they weren’t sure they could afford to get here for weekly appointments during the correction stage.” Catharine Bradley, PT Practitioner, Limb Reconstruction, SickKids
Spin for Limbs was born: a bike, walk and family festival that would support limb reconstruction (LR) at SickKids. The inaugural Spin for Limbs Ride/Walk was held September 15, 2012 and raised over $25,000 for children and their families affected by pediatric limb reconstruction.
Limb reconstruction is something that changes a child's life forever and gives them the opportunity to live active and full lives. Families incur significant costs related to limb reconstruction that are not covered by OHIP. This year we are specifically focused on raising funds that will help ease the financial burden many families endure when their child is a patient of limb reconstruction at SickKids. Funds will help families with a wide range of needs including transportation, accommodation and medical supplies.
I know that these days it seems like everyone is asking you for money for one cause or another but please consider donating to this one and change a child's life forever!
Thank you, we truly appreciate your support.
Steve, Jennifer, and Ellen Beatty