The remarkable support of our loyal donors is one of the reasons why NextStep has gained worldwide recognition in the field of paralysis rehab and fitness. NextStep was a pioneer in the field of paralysis rehab, building the first state-of-the-art, community based, paralysis training center in the U.S. to offer Locomotor and Activity- Based Training.
Over 6 million people in the U.S. suffer from paralysis. Most of those individuals do not have access to affordable rehab and fitness resources they need to live long, healthy and happy lives. NextStep offers state-of-the-art equipment, world class certified trainers, and cutting-edge therapies in our centers to provide the best chance for recovery, health, and independence.
We're less than two weeks away from the Ride for Paralysis start, and we're still on the hunt for some items to make this adventure a success.
I am thrilled to embark on the journey of a lifetime. From March 10th to May 15th, I am riding my power wheelchair from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness and funds to support the 6 million individuals and wounded service members living with paralysis in the U.S. Our team will also provide quality-of-life grants, donate medical equipment, and host charity events along our epic adventure.
*It’s an adventure! Route and schedule subject to change. Check back for the most up-to-date information.
Leg 1 - 421 Miles
3/10 Los Angeles -Anaheim
3/11 Riverside, CA
3/12 Beaumont, CA
3/13 Palm Desert, CA
3/14 Desert Center, CA
3/15-3/16 Pioneertown, CA
“The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.” – Gloria Steinem
Ready to learn how you can get involved with our mission? Whether you’re ready to join the team and hit the road or challenge your friends at home, there’s an option for you to participate in the adventure.
We’re asking those who would like to join Janne on the road to raise a minimum $5,000, but why stop there? Shoot for the moon (and maybe pick up a fundraising prize on the way) and set a fundraising goal that will inspire you and your supporters. Together, we can make life-changing rehab and fitness accessible and affordable to all individuals living with paralysis.
Janne Kouri, founder of NextStep, is embarking on the journey of a lifetime, riding his power wheelchair from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness and funds to support the 6 million individuals and wounded service members living with paralysis in the U.S.