Family and friends of Ian Burkhart are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with his spinal cord injury that rendered him a quadriplegic.
What does your donation do to help Ian?
Money contributed to this fund has been used for: Purchasing a wheelchair accessible van that Ian can now drive, a wheelchair for traveling out of town, a portable ramp to go over to friends houses, daily medical expenses that insurance does not cover, a vertical lift for the house to allow Ian to go upstairs and spend time with his family, outpatient therapy appointments once the insurance approved visits expire, and other things to help Ian “get back on his feet” and be as independent as any other early twenty year old is.
September 22, 2016
I’m currently fundraising for a trip to Chicago at the beginning of November for a conference of spinal cord injury professionals. While there I hope to share my story and inspire other professionals working to helping people like myself with spinal cord injuries.
For more information about the conference: http://www.acrm.org/acrm-communities/spinal-cord-injury/
April 19, 2016
Research Study Update:
After over a year and a half of not being able to share our work, the paper, Restoringcortical control of functional movement in a human with quadriplegia, has been posted to Nature! We have done some amazing publicity and you can find the latest retweeted on my Twitter or some highlights here:
ABC World News Now (National) at 6 pm on 4/13 & 3:30 am on 4/13: http://bit.ly/1VrAAtX
America This Morning (National) at 4 am on 4/14: http://bit.ly/1WtpjIE
NBC Nightly News (National) at 6:30 pm on 4/13: http://bit.ly/1RVKSj2
CBS Overnight News (National) at 3:30 am on 4/14
CBS Evening News (National) at 6:30 pm on 4/13: http://bit.ly/1Q9g3Sk
CBS This Morning (National) at 8 am on 4/14: http://bit.ly/22xCCHC
CNN International at 1:30 am & 3:30 am on 4/13: http://bit.ly/22wu2J9
PBS News Hour (National) at 6 pm on 4/13: http://bit.ly/1Yv2VwY
The New York Times: http://nyti.ms/1Yvb0Sm
Wall Street Journal Online: http://on.wsj.com/20CqVzP
ABC News Online: http://abcn.ws/1RVSLVD
Los Angeles Times Online: http://lat.ms/1SNTwwp
Washington Post Online: http://wapo.st/1ScikAN
USA Today Online: http://usat.ly/1XxkHiR
The New York Times (National) on 4/14
The Wallstreet Journal (National) on 4/14
Washington post (National) on 4/14
Toronto Star (Canada) on 4/14
Daily Mail (London) on 4/14
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December 9, 2015
I'd like to wish you and your family a very happy holiday season Ian!
November 3, 2015
Ian, You do not know me but I had the honor and privilege of talking with your mother for several hours in person at which time I read some of your story. I am also a believer in Christ and after reading just a portion of your response to the situation in general, it was a completely humbling and inspiring experience for me. I can't even imagine the countless believers your positive attitude has inspired already. I think I am not alone in saying that God has and will continue to use your ongoing situation to motivate and inspire believers and non believers alike. As a side note, your mother was also a great inspiration to me as well
Seth Lerner Boston
December 15, 2014
With your positive attitude, Ian, anything is possible!! We can't wait to see you on your new bike.
The Fischer Family
December 15, 2014
Ian! So proud of you not giving up and pushing through the most difficult of days. You are such an inspiration to us all! You rock! Miss you!