Triumph Outreach

http://www.triumph-foundation.org/images/about_tri1.jpgTriumph Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help individuals with Spinal Cord Injury triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to
get better every day. 

Triumph Foundation works to minimize the obstacles that one faces after suffering Spinal Cord Injury.  We specialize in galvanizing and restoring lives after Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Our organization serves children, adults, and Veterans.

The cornerstone of our outreach is giving newly injured people Care Baskets that are like tool-kits which provide information and resources about the many organizations, assistance programs, and activities that exist to help people with an SCI with their new beginning and to enable them to keep living their lives to the fullest potential.

We are also involved within the SCI community by taking leadership roles in support groups, helping people plan home modifications for wheelchair accessibility, assisting people with financial constraints to get needed equipment, supplies and services through our Keep Moving Forward grant program, expanding Disabled Sports & Fitness opportunities, and providing mentorship & advocacy.

Triumph Foundation promotes maximizing recovery & return of function through regular exercise, living a healthy lifestyle, focusing on independence, and keeping a positive attitude. 

Andrew and Kirsten Skinner are Triumph Foundation's founders.

Andrew suffered a C4, C5, & C6 Spinal Cord Injury in 2004 and is a recovering quadriplegic. Kirsten was with Andrew at the time of his injury and has been with him every step of the way.  They are now married... 
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What does Triumph Foundation do to help people with a Spinal Cord Injury?


Our activities consist primarily of educating people who have suffered SCI about the many organizations, assistance programs, activities, and pieces of equipment that exist to help them keep living their lives to the fullest potential.  We provide solutions.

After suffering a SCI most people find themselves lost in a world they never planned to be a part of.  The lack of understanding of what is in store for them often leads to feelings of fear, hopelessness, and despair.  These are normal responses to the unknown, and they affect not only the injured but their families, friends, and loved ones.  Triumph Foundation helps people to persevere by helping make the unknown known.

With a servant's heart, we reach out to the SCI community by:

Triumph Foundation helps those affected by SCI find the road to recovery.  We offer empathy and encouragement as they reconstruct their lives.  The challenges of paralysis are not just physical; they are also mental and emotional. And they must be met head on.  The mind is the body's most powerful muscle and it is still very much intact after SCI. A positive attitude is the first step toward recovery.

Triumph motivates those with Spinal Cord Injury to persevere and to stay strong.  Maximizing recovery and working to regain strength, mobility and independence is what everyone with SCI should be focused on.  Triumph subscribes to the belief that exercise is medicine; a healthy diet and lifestyle is an essential part of recovery; and living life to its fullest potential is the ultimate goal after suffering SCI.

Having a Spinal Cord Injury may be a detour in life, but it is not a roadblock.  One must push to get better every day.  The only way to succeed is to keep trying.  Small successes quickly add up and turn into big successes and lead to major accomplishments.  Our goal is universal: to be better tomorrow than you are today. 

Triumph Foundation helps people with SCI achieve their goals by partnering with them and acting as advocates and consultants.  Although it is easy for someone to feel alone and isolated after suffering such a traumatic injury, they are not alone.  We have created a network of people who have triumphed over their SCI to get candid advice from.  We provide straight talk from others who have faced similar circumstances and have overcome similar struggles.