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4th Annual SW SCI Golf Tournament a Huge Success!

November 18th, 2017|0 Comments

It was a great day at Rancho Bernardo Inn on October 27, 2017. 149 players took to the course for the biggest turnout yet. After Phil’s BBQ to start everyone off, the shotgun start sent […]

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4th Annual Southwest Spinal Cord Injury Golf Tournament

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The 4th Annual Southwest SCI Golf Tournament at Rancho Bernardo Inn is back. It continues to be one of RBI’s biggest tournaments of the year.

We have the whole field again…144 slots for the A and […]

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3rd Annual Football Ticket Raffle

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Congratulations to Major Mike Blackford who won both pair of Chargers/Buccaneer tickets and Candice Cooley and Jamie Shilling picking up a pair each for the Chargers/Chiefs game.

A big thank you to Qualcomm for donating the […]

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Handmade Christmas Tree Quilt Raffle

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

A beautiful, handmade Christmas Tree quilt up for raffle. Here’s how it works…$1 per chance. Go to, click Donate and pay for the numer of chances you want. Forward the confirmation to That’s […]

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3rd Annual GOLF TOURNAMENT at Rancho Bernardo Inn, November 4th, 2016

November 4th, 2016|0 Comments

That’s right, it’s back for 2016! With the huge success of the previouse two years, we’ve booked the whole field for 2016. Lots of exciting events, raffle prizes, auction items and 2015 Playmate of the […]

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Redding Dirt Riders 2016 Susanville to Reno Ride

October 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Redding Dirt Riders, a group of dirt bike riders who live and ride in Northern California, hosting several different events each year at the Shasta Dam OHV Area, held their 4th annual Susanville to […]


The Costs of Living with SCI

For reference, Mike is a C2 Incomplete Tetraplegic

From the Christopher and Diana Reeve Foundation, Updated 2011

According to The University of Alabama National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the costs of living with SCI can be considerable, and vary greatly due to the severity of injury.

Neurologic level and extent of lesion: Persons with tetraplegia have sustained injuries to one of the eight cervical segments of the spinal cord; those with paraplegia have lesions in the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral regions of the spinal cord. Since 2005, the most frequent neurologic category at discharge of persons reported to the database is incomplete tetraplegia (39.5%), followed by complete paraplegia (22.1%), incomplete paraplegia (21.7%) and complete tetraplegia (16.3%). Less than 1% of persons experienced complete neurologic recovery by hospital discharge. Over the last 15 years, the percentage of persons with incomplete tetraplegia has increased while complete paraplegia and complete tetraplegia have decreased slightly.

Average Yearly Expenses

Severity of Injury First Year Each Subsequent Year
High Tetraplegia (C1-C4) $1,023,924 $171,808
Low Tetraplegia (C5-C8) $739,874 $109,077
Paraplegia $499,023 $66,106
Incomplete motor function at any level $334,170 $40,589

12 days: length of initial hospitalization following injury in acute care units.

37 days: average stay in rehabilitation unit.

89.8: percentage of all spinal cord injured individuals discharged from hospitals to private homes.

6.2: percentage who are discharged to nursing homes.

Estimated Lifetime Costs by Age of Injury

Severity of Injury 25 Years Old 50 Years Old
High Tetraplegia (C1-C4) $4,530,182 $2,496,856
Low Tetraplegia (C5-C8) $3,319,533 $2,041,809
Paraplegia $2,221,596 $1,457,967
Incomplete motor function at any level $1,517,806 $1,071,309

By developing therapies for those who are already spinal cord injured and preventing new injuries, the United States would save as much as $400 billion on future direct and indirect lifetime costs.

Source: National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) located at The UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention