SD Organization Helps Quadriplegics Live Independently

Freedom to Live held its first fundraiser to help catastrophically disabled people

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    "Being able to afford a place to live, it's just so much of a gap that the assistance is vital," said Adam Hancock, who has been paralyzed from the shoulders down since 1988.

    A local non-profit organization called "Freedom to Live" is making it easier for people who have spinal cord injuries live independently.

    On Monday, members of the foundation held its first fundraiser event--a golf tournament at Morgan Run Club and Resort in Rancho Santa Fe.

    "We are providing accessible and affordable homes," explained the founder Sian Welch, who saw the need for disabled people to get out of institutional care in order to lead a more independent life.

    "Being able to afford a place to live, it's just so much of a gap that the assistance is vital," said Adam Hancock, who has been paralyzed from the shoulders down since 1988.

    Hancock will be able to own a home thanks to the foundation's help and is thinking about getting married once he lives at the new place.

    More than 140 people participated in the golf tournament, including special guest and professional golfer, Geoff Ogilvy.

    The event helped raise about $100,000. All the funds will go to Freedom to Live to help ensure the care these individuals need.

    "It's going to make a huge difference in my life," said Hancock with a big smile.