Board Member Spotlight: Rick Tonkinson

  Board Member: Rick Tonkinson Fun Fact(s): I love to travel I’m purchasing a home in Park City, Utah I’m the founder of The Tonkinson Foundation — we support around 50 local charities Why do you love the Miami community?  I saw it from zero. I was very...
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On the Road Again by Woody Beckham

  Being rushed to the hospital as a new quadriplegic with a spinal cord injury was where my journey to regain independence began. How was I going to function on a daily basis without being able to move my fingers or hands or most of my body for that matter? Yet two years...
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Helpful Smart Home Assistive Technology Implemented by a Quad Power Wheelchair User

Assistive technology greatly improves my quality of life as a C5 quadriplegic power wheelchair user that has a spinal cord injury. Sometimes, I receive blank stares or silence from people when I start talking about different types of assistive technology. I think individuals that...
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Thank You to our Give Miami Day Supporters

On Thursday, November 16, 2017 The Woody Foundation supporters joined forces and helped us get exceedingly close to our goal of $3,000. Together we raised a record breaking $2,955 (pre-prize pool) on Give Miami Day  2017! This total was made possible with the 28 generous and...
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Encouraging my Spinal Cord Injury Peers to Attend my Peer Support Group

The phrase ‘peer support group’ evokes many different meanings for any individual. What does it mean to be supported by your peers in a group setting? Do I need to share personal struggles and challenges with a group of strangers? How could these strangers understand...
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iAM ABLE Fitness — Our Community Partner

iAM ABLE Fitness was founded in 2012 focused on providing help and support to the paralysis community. It was developed after Michelle and Alfredo’s lives were turned upside down during their honeymoon. Alfredo sustained a life altering injury, breaking his neck injuring his...
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Join the Movement and Support The Woody Foundation on 11/16/2017

For just 24 hours on Thursday, November 16, 2017, any donation between $25 and $10,000 you make to support The Woody Foundation will go towards the Give Miami Day bonus pool, increasing the impact of your gift like no other day.  The Woody Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for...
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A Story About a Good Friend of Mine

It’s easy for me to explain the core activities of The Woody Foundation, we raise money to improve the lives of those living with paralysis. We distribute funds to The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, Shake-A-Leg Miami, Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital and we utilize funds to...
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How The Woody Pack Helps

The Woody Foundation distributes Woody Packs at no cost to those in need, take a look and learn about how the Woody Pack is helping those with limited hand functioning.    
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Friend of the Foundation: Harry Horgan and the All-Inclusive Encouragement that Happens at Shake-A-Leg Miami

    It’s a pretty typical afternoon for Harry Horgan, he’s the co-founder and president of Shake-A-Leg Miami (SALM), a foundation for disadvantaged children. Horgan has a guest from out of town and they’re talking on the dock near the Impossible Dream, the 60-foot...
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