Name: Brandon Rayburn
Date of Injury: February 2nd, 2001
Level of Injury: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Cervical Spine 5 (vertebrate)
Brief description of how you are injured: I was in a snowboarding accident going off a jump and broke my C-5 instantly. I was flown to the hospital and had a halo put on for three months.
What type of assistance has Be Perfect Foundation provided for you and how has that helped regain an independent and active lifestyle? The Be Perfect Foundation supplied me with assistance to get back in to get help working out again. I don’t have enough time to tell you all the things they provided me with. I’m very grateful.
How has Be Perfect re-instilled hope back into your life again? After so many "no’s" from insurance for assistance, it brings back hope that there are still good people in this world who truly want to help.
How has The Perfect Step helped you if applicable? The Perfect Step and their staff has helped me with confidence in my walking ability and just overall outlook on things. Flexibility, strength, balance and form.
What are some goals that you have set for yourself that you are proud to say that you have attained? Goals that I have attained are more like being more independent, and walking long distances. I have attained goals of raising money for the foundation and paying it forward.
What are some future goals that you would like to attain that Be Perfect can help you achieve? I would just really love to stay in the program because it’s practically is my second home. I’d like to try to walk with a cane one day again. I’d also like to help fundraise to pay it forward some more.
Anything else that you would like to tell the donors or a simple thank you that you would like to give them? To any donor, thank you very much. You have no idea how much myself and the others in the foundation appreciate it. It’s such a hurtful feeling when insurance cuts you off and you can’t afford certain things, like a walker or wheelchair and even therapy. But thanks to you, we can have the opportunity for those things. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.