Posted by Jon on May 25, 2005 at 09:32:18:
HI Socal Divers!
There is a great charity that has been started to benefit the son of one of our local longtime divers and pillars in the industry. diver.net has been gracious enough to be a sponsor and help to gain exposure and hopefully help to spread the word of INSPIRE HOPE - HELP TRAVIS.
Some of you may know Jocko Robinson and some of you may not, but somehow someway most of the Southern Cal dive facilities and divers have benefited from his over 30 years of industry experience.
The charity is for Travis, Jocko's 19 year old son that was paralyzed from the neck down from a severe spinal cord injury on June 28th, 2003.
He was going to do a belly-flop into a friend's pool in Oregon, but at the last moment he shifted his body into a tuck. It was too late. He entered the water with his neck in the wrong position. It changed his life forever.
Travis is paralyzed from the neck down and is confined to a wheelchair, he requires constant attention. Travis will never be a varsity football player again, or go SCUBA diving with his Dad, but technology and recent new research has given victims of severe spinal cord injuries like Travis, new HOPE.
For over 30 years, Jocko has been helping the SCUBA diving community. Now, it's our turn to help Travis and the Robinson Family. INSPIRE HOPE!
We are asking for your support to help spread the word of HOPE for all spinal cord victims like Travis.
Our goal is to raise over $100,000 in six months for ground-breaking surgery and care that will help to give Travis function of his limbs and give him HOPE again.
We need your Help!
Please visit http://www.helptravis.org for more information about this great cause and special fundraising events to benefit Travis.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-937-2846.
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