It has been 9 years since Cruise was paralyzed from a skimboarding accident at Hammock Park, Ocean Ridge, FL. In a split second, he became a quadriplegic at 19 years old.
He spent 2 weeks in ICU at Delray Medical Center, where the care could not have been better. From very informative nurses to his case manager, the whole family came to feel very comfortable in that very foreign environment. So much so, that when it came time to leave and go to Shepherd Center in Atlanta, for rehab, we didn’t want to leave!
Cruise and the whole family spent 2 1/2 months at Shepherd Center, were all taught all we needed to know about how to care for Cruise and once again became very comfortable in that environment. Cruise got off the trach and we finally heard his voice again. He learned that there is a life after a spinal cord injury, though that took a long long time to realize… long over a year to realize… maybe longer than 2 years.
Neuroxel opened in North Palm Beach about 6 months after Crusie got home from Shepherd Center. In September of 2009, he was the third client and is still a client there, though it is now called The Center for NeuroRecovery. There have been several “therapies” Cruise explored those first couple of years: Physical Therapy, Biofeedback, Aqua Therapy and more.
He now has some movement in his right arm, paralyzed technically from the chest down. He has assistants who work 5 days/week 7-8 hours/day. He has another who comes to the house 2 nights a week so “the parents” can sleep all night instead of getting up 1-5 times a night to assist.
Thus, the fundraising….. the gym costs $3000/month (broken down, ends up costing around $50/hour… ) $36,000 a year.
Daily assistant costs $15/hour, $120/day, $600/week, $31,200 a year!!
Night time assistant, 2/days/week – $200, $800/month, $9600 a year!
Our community has been incredible at supporting Cruise and the whole family for almost 10 years. April 21, 2018 will be the 10th Palooza ( the first Palooza was held 6 weeks post injury)!
All of our lives would be so different without this amazing support behind us all.
Cruise is able to be as independent as he can be. He has in fact, flourished. He works, goes to the gym, has started a couple of businesses over the years, the latest being cruisebogle designs where he sells products of his mouth-painting.
Somehow, Cruise has kept his amazing sense of humor and is known to make anyone and everyone feel completely comfortable in his presence.
We thank everyone who has donated to benefit Cruise. He (and we, the whole family) appreciate each and every one of you who have made our lives so much easier than it otherwise would be without your support!
January 18, 2017
Family and friends continue to raise funds for Cruise after he suffered a C4 burst while skimboarding on a beach in Ocean Ridge, FL, December 16, 2008 and was immediately paralyzed from the chest down.
Funds are constantly needed to help Cruise pay for uninsured expenses like copays, therapies, the specialized gym he attends, his assistant he needs daily and other costs.
Cruise was treated in ICU at Delray Medical Center (excellent care BTW) for 2 weeks, then at Shepherd Center in Atlanta for 2 1/2 months (also excellent care!) before coming back to South Florida to start on a different path in life.
He has gained some mobility in his right arm in the past 7 years, his spirits are always up, he’s always the funny one in the room with his many friends who still support him, along with an amazing community of family and residents in our area who also continue to support him and the family.
It is so hard to find words to express our gratitude to all of you who support Cruise. When he broke his neck in 2008, we were faced with an entirely new way of living, one that takes strength that we never thought we would ever need in our lives. Cruise has a high level injury that physically limits him in so many ways,
he can’t do any basic things for himself that you and I totally take for granted. He requires care to help him through his daily life and therapies that keep him as
healthy as possible to keep the doors of opportunity open for recovery. All of these things take emotional strength and a continuous stream of financial help.
The benefit of Cruise being so young with this injury is that there are so many innovative possibilities for recovery as well as amazing asistive technologies to
improve his life. From stem cell and schwann cell research, to electrical stimulation technologies and more, there is so much hope for Cruise in his
recovery process. As we were told at Sheperd Center, things will be possible in his lifetime that haven’t even been thought of yet.
So many people deal with trauma and hardship in their lives and many deal with it quietly and alone. You, contributors, are the reason that we are so lucky to not be those people. Your generosity and compassion allow Cruise the opportunity to actively work towards recovery, a luxury that he just wouldn’t have without your financial support. We have been so incredibly lucky to have a community that understands that Cruise’s needs are ongoing, a community that helps us through year after year, so that we aren’t doing this alone.
To every individual who contributes towards Cruise’s recovery, we are eternally grateful. We can’t even imagine where Cruise would be without you!
You have changed our lives!
Cruise’s personality, sense of humor and the quiet strength fuels a community to rally around him. He inspires all of us everyday. Here’s to you, Cruise, and the strength that you bring to the world around you.
Cruise has chosen to fund raise with HelpHopeLive because this foundation provides both tax-deductibility and fiscal accountability to his contributors who can be sure that funds contributed in Cruise’s name will be used only to pay or reimburse Cruise’s ongoing medically related expenses.
To make a contribution to Cruise’s fundraising campaign:
Make checks payable to:
Note in the memo section:
In Honor of Cruise Bogle
Two Radnor Corporate Center
100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087
To make a credit card donation:
Call 800.642.8399 or click the “Donate Now” button.
For more information, please contact HelpHOPELive at 800-642-8399.
We thank you for your support!
February 24, 2018
Looking forward to another awesome event in this loving, supportive community!
February 24, 2018
So excited to celebrate the 10th ANNUAL Cruiser Palooza April 21st at the Delray Playhouse with you Cruise. You're an amazing young man....
October 8, 2013
We love you, Cruise.... keep up the good and very hard work!!!
Mum and Dad
October 8, 2013
Hey Cruise! We know you from The Tango days on Peaks Island and send our love to you and your family. Tim,Liz ,Johhny,and Katie