Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association (MSCIA) has received funding to assist individuals with spinal cord injury or disease with medical costs or supplies, outstanding bills, housing or transportation costs, food, or groceries, and/or other COVID-19 related costs, it announces in a news release.

“For folks with a spinal cord injury, the COVID-19 pandemic can induce symptoms of anxiety, depression, distress, and PTSD among our adult population and children alike.We are overjoyed to assist individuals who may be suffering both emotionally and financially during this time.”

— Greg Jamian, MSCIA Chairman

“On an average it cost approximately $572,000 per year for folks with spinal cord injuries or disease to have medical services provided for them, not including medical supply costs.”

— Ken Ealba, MSCIA Treasurer

Additional financial burdens the spinal cord injury and disease community are faced with due to COVID-19 can now be alleviated in part by these mini-grants, the release continues.

“Individuals with spinal cord injuries, defects, and disease are faced with many additional burdens during this time. Gaps in services have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the new normal. For example, a support group may no longer be offered for individuals, or an individual could be concerned about attending due to limited access to personal protective equipment.”

— Jamie Spore, Ms. Wheelchair Michigan 2016, and MSCIA board member

For more information and to apply for a mini-grant, visit Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association. Completed applications are due Friday, August 21, at 6:00 pm.

[Source(s): AmeriCare Medical, PRWeb]

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