For many people with cerebral palsy, specialized equipment is well outside their financial ability. Except for the most basic equipment – which is often one-size fits all and designed for the most limited needs – little government or medical funding exists to purchase devices that enhance home accessibility, create opportunities for communication and participation, or fuel an adventurous spirit.
The Jason & Rand Fund provides financial subsidies for communications devices, equipment and therapy that create a Life Without Limits for children, youth, adults and seniors living with cerebral palsy in British Columbia.
Jason and Rand know first-hand how important it is to support independence and a life fully-lived. In 2017, the dynamic duo smashed the Guinness World Record for “fastest half marathon pushing a wheelchair”, and captured international media attention. They were denied the official record due to a technicality, but the ruling didn’t diminish the pair’s Guinness-World-Record sized hearts. Jason and Rand’s record-smashing race helped raise over $7,000 – and a new fund was born.
“People who usually exist below eye-level can have the same adventurous thirst as anyone else and the equipment fund grants them access to adventures otherwise unavailable to them. The team at CPABC have been working hard in our community for us. They fill the gaps left in the social safety net we all take for granted and help so many in our community. Let’s help them help others!”
Jason’s adventurous spirit led him to traverse the new northern Inuvik-to-Tuktoyaktuk Highway solo in his campervan. His photos documenting the trip are part of a new website, and partial proceeds from sales will support the Jason & Rand Fund.
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