SWIM 243 is a 24-hour, 30-mile swim organized by Cooper Sever to honor Chris Wooten and others impacted by spinal cord injury. Cooper is a competitive swimmer, a member of Tidal Wave Aquatics (Salisbury, NC).
His goal is to raise $30,00 for the Shepherd Center Patient Assistance Fund.
Start: 6:00pm, July 21
Finish: 6:00pm, July 22
Eaman Park Pool
123 Eaman Ave, Salisbury, NC 28144
Shepherd Center is located in the heart of Atlanta, GA.
Specializing in medical treatment, research, and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, and other neuromuscular conditions, Shepherd is widely regarded as one of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the country.
Spinal cord injury is both physically and financially impactful. Basic medical needs, supplies, prescriptions, and expensive home improvement can be overwhelming.
Your support of Shepherd’s Patient Assistance fund is HOPE for many. Please help Cooper reach his goal of $30,000.00
On July 22, 2019, NC State Trooper, Chris Wooten was in a terrible accident. Hit and thrown from his motorcycle, Chris was found fighting for his life. He was transported to Carolina Medical Center and received many life-saving operations. The surgeons did their best but the damage was severe and they feared paralysis from his neck down.
After gaining enough strength, Chris was transported to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. It hasn’t been an easy road for Chris and his family. More operations and months of rehabilitation. His wife Sharon never left his side. Those who know Chris, know he’ll brighten your worst of days or give you the shirt off his back. Thanks to Shepherd, he is still with us – still humble, still smiling, still hopeful.
Now it’s time for us to do the same for him and others impacted by spinal cord injury. Let’s be their light and hope!
Help Cooper raise $30,000!
All proceeds go to Shepherd's Patient Assistance Fund.
Donate online or mail a check to:
107 Windmill Road,
Salisbury, NC 28147
Please make checks payable to 'Shepherd Center Foundation'
We would like to partner with businesses that are willing to donate items such as gift cards, swag, or raffle items to enhance our fundraising efforts.
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