On August 13th, 2016 you are invited to join us in supporting another great cause!
This year's charity show and dinner is set for August 13th! We will be raising funds for the University Health Network's Lyndhurst rehabilitation hospital in memory of fellow rider Nicholas Graveney.
Nick was unquestionably one of the kindest, hardest working, and passionate people around. His life goal was to make people smile as he loved to laugh and to leave everyone a little better off for having met him, something that never changed even during his most challenging times.
His love of horses grew and grew through the years as he never stopped riding, lived for his weekly riding lessons, and every horse he ever met loved him instantly in return. In 2010 he was in a riding accident that completely changed his life, turning him from an independent, hard working, active person to a quadriplegic who required assistance with day to day activities.
As he began to come to terms with his injury, finding a way to ride again was the first thing on his mind. Shortly after his accident, he spent a month at Lyndhurst working with various therapists to help regain his movement. In the month before he passed, his almost daily visits to Lyndhurst were what he looked forward to the most. The staff was encouraging and inspiring, and he could not have kept his wonderful spirit without them. We hope to not only help the Lyndhurst centre and the patients they passionately assist, but also bring awareness to the need for investing in spinal cord injury research.
The Brain and Spinal Cord Program at Lyndhurst provides specialized rehabilitation for adults whose lives have changed because of brain injury, stroke, neurological conditions, and spinal cord injuries. Care focuses on improving patients' functional abilities so that they can live as independently as possible. Individualized treatment plans help to ensure that patients are working towards goals that are meaningful to them.