Spinal cord injury survivor and participant of NeuroRestorative Avalon Park, Jeff Hottel, won third place in the Toral Family Foundation (TFF)'s Florida Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week Essay Contest. The Toral Family Foundation is a non-profit organization in Florida dedicated to providing hope and improving the lives of brain injury survivors and their families through research, education and access to community resources. TFF partnered with with the Florida Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program, the Florida Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center, and the Florida Department of Health to launch the essay contest statewide, offering spinal cord injury survivors and their families an opportunity to to share their stories with others in an effort to help positively impact their lives and to educate the community.
To read the essays of other contest winners, visit the TFF website.
Jeff is currently recieving services and supports for his spinal cord injury at NeuroRestorative Avalon Park in Orlando. NeuroRestortive Avalon Park, the only facility of its kind in Florida, offers participants an opportunity to receive brain and spinal cord injury services in a fully accessible community. Located in the Keith A. Ewing Medical Building of Avalon Park–a 1,860-acre neighborhood located in southeast Orange County this location provides intensive, post-acute skilled therapy services and access to a wide variety of amenities such as schools, restaurants, churches, movie theaters and a variety of retail locations–giving residents the freedom to participate in all aspects of community life.
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Watch our video below to hear from Katie, another participant of NeuroResorative Avalon Park.