Success Stories

Hope For Trauma Gives Back.

Thanks to the Ellen DeGeneres show 2 brain injury survivors were able to receive the gift of freedom on Christmas Eve! Balance is often something that brain injury survivors struggle with as well as the obstacles of isolation. This is what Hope For Trauma is all about! Watch the video below.

Trike Recepient

Crystal has Arnold Chiari Malformation. Her cerebellum was identified as falling down 28.6 mm into her neck. This causes her to fall on a consistent basis. She began to drop things and increasingly lost coordination. She underwent two brain surgeries to correct the issue. She can no longer drive and dependent on her spouse. She has severe balance issues and is homebound. Her instability and balance issues leave her with a lack of mobility. Her physician has cleared her for a recumbent trike. A recumbent trike would give Crystal a sense of freedom and independence.

UPDATE! APRIL 20, 2015

Thanks to the generosity of donors from, Crystal’s and a collaborative effort between, and Crystal McPhaul is now the proud owner of a recumbent trike! Crystal now has the tools to propel herself to better quality of life! Thank you for helping us reach our goal and for contributing as a partner!

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