Vierra-Lambert Spinal Cord Organization
for Regaining Excellence (RVL S.C.O.R.E.) is a volunteer
organization of people whose lives have been touched by spinal cord injuries.
Our purpose is to assist paralyzed individuals toward independent lives
through the sharing of information. Our goals are: to create programs that
help newly injured individuals re-integrate into their communities, maintain
an information network that will provide answers to practical questions,
as well as keeping paralyzed individuals bodies ready for "The Cure".
Our Philosophy is based on an independent living, help us help ourselves
model. While our primary focus is to help people with a spinal cord injury,
we will never loose our recognition that we are a part of a larger community
of people with disabilities and we will empower all to take actions to
achieve their highest level of independence and personal fulfillment.
in hospital and in home, personal visits, telephone or e-mail advising
to newly paralyzed individuals and families of their choices regarding
hospital, insurance, and personal care procedures.
- Providing local ad
placement, screening and hands on training of Personal Care Attendants
to provide specialized care for paralyzed individuals which eases the tension
built between paralyzed individuals and their families, while increasing
their quality of life, independence and personal fulfillment.
- Assisting in the
location of wheelchair accessible transportation, housing, home modification
and special equipment through personal, telephone, e-mail consultations,
and by providing a World Wide Web site that directs paralyzed individuals,
their families, and people with various disabilities to companies and organizations
that provide the desired services and/or products.
- Providing peer counseling
for newly paralyzed individuals and their families.
- Educating our children,
paralyzed individuals and the general public on living and working with
the disabled in our community through recreational activities with paralyzed
individuals and their families.
- Creation and implementation
of a New High-Tec Advanced Therapy Program, which includes standing, ambulation
(walking), physical, occupational, massage, vocational, and chiropractic
therapies, which will help paralyzed individuals maintain an optimum level
of health, while keeping their bodies ready for "The Cure", save
millions of dollars on long term care, and most importantly avoiding isolation
of paralyzed individuals in their own homes or skilled nursing facilities,
while allowing them to become active members of their communities once