Spinal cord injuries can be some of the most life-changing injuries—causing many people to become paralyzed. Unfortunately, this happens all too frequently to some of our military veterans while fighting overseas. One veteran, Romy Camargo was paralyzed after a sniper’s bullet hit him in the neck.
After his injuries, he and his wife, Gaby, decided to help make the lives of other paraplegics and quadriplegics better by opening a spinal cord injury recovery center called Stay In Step.
Toyota donated $300,000 to help open the doors of the center in Tampa, Florida, that will be available to both veterans and civilians. In addition to the funds, Toyota donated a wheelchair-accessible 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan at the grand opening on June 20th.
“Supporting Stay In Step is aligned with Toyota’s corporate vision to lead the way to the future of mobility and enrich lives around the world with the safest and most responsible ways of moving people,” said Chief Administrative Officer Simon Nagata, in a statement. “Toyota is proud to support Stay In Step and the tremendous work of Romy and Gaby.”
Stay In Step will use intense strength and conditioning exercises to help patients on the road to recovery and will focus on a “never quit” mentality for its patients and families.
Wow! What amazing dedication from the Camargo family and Toyota to help people get back on their feet. You find more information online and make sure to visit us at Bill Walsh Toyota for all your Toyota needs.