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I'm Dean Otto, a 52 year-old runner from Charlotte, NC. My life changed on September 24th, 2016. I was paralyzed from the waist down when I was hit by a truck riding my bike in Charlotte, NC.

Acceptance and Forgiveness have been key for me. Today I am making a miraculous recovery and want to give back to help those less fortunate come back from spinal cord injuries.

Through cooperation with my surgeon Dr. Matt McGirt, Stryker Spine, the medical company that made the surgical devices in my back, the Carolinas Medical Center hospital system and their foundation, we are raising money to fund the LIFE Program for Spinal Cord Injury patients.
Progress: 54%
Progress: 54%
Raised: $ 53879     Goal: $ 100000


Donate below to support The LIFE (Living Fit and Engaged) Program at Carolinas Rehabilitation, an innovative outpatient day program for patients with spinal cord injury.





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Matching contributions should be made to:

Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, Inc.

(ATTN: Dean Otto / LIFE Program)

PO Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28232

Our tax ID number is 56-6060481.

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