Roll With Cole

Community Making a Difference

We now have two options for donations:

HelpHOPELive (formerly NTAF) manages donations that are for medical equipment, adaptive equipment and supplies. All donations through HelpHOPELive are tax deductible. Click here to go to our website.

A trust has been established to hold donations that can be more flexible than those given through HelpHOPELive. Donations to this trust are NOT tax deductible. Please make checks payable to ĎThe Cole Sydnor Fundí and send to
   BB&T, Kings Charter Branch
   9707 Sliding Hill Rd.
   Ashland, VA 23005

Hello friends!

Cole and I thank you for registering and participating in the 3rd Annual RollwithCole Sport-A-Thon benefiting Swim with Mike being held on Saturday, JUNE 4. This scholarship fund helps disabled athletes pay their college tuitions. We couldnít put together such an exciting and meaningful day without your continued support and enthusiasm for our fun~filled, health focused event.

QUICK TIPS: Check out this yearís list of awesome events on the interactive flyer, below. To learn more details about a specific event, just click its title. Once you are ready to sign up, scroll to the bottom of the main flyer and click to register. Here, you will fill out our registration forms, select your events and t-shirts, then make your total donation directly on the secure Swim with Mike payment site. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for your records. *NEW this year: The more you PLAY~The more you SAVE! So, plan to play all day. We canít wait to cheer you on.

Letís Roll!

Kelly and Cole Sydnor

Click here to read about Coleís progress. You must register, then search for colesydnor.
To purchase t-shirts, wrist bands, etc.
please contact Kimber Rotty at .
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This interview/video was shown during the March 29, 2014 Shining Knight Gala, VCU/MCV Trauma Center's largest fundraising event of the year (held at the Jefferson) after which, he was awarded the first ever "Trauma Survivor Giving Back" award.

On August 11, 2011, Cole was with some friends on the James River and, after diving into the river, struck his head on a submerged rock. Fortunately, he was quickly noticed and pulled from the river. Cole suffered a "horrific" fracture of the spine leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. He initially went into traction at the Medical College of Virginia at VCU to align the vertebrae; then surgery to stabilize the spine. Once stabilized, Cole was airlifted to The Shepherd Center for 122 days of rehabilitation. Prayers, financial support, letters of encouragement and visits from friends were crucial to him during his recovery. After a year, Cole realizes his journey is far from over; he has much to accomplish in his life and is determined not to let this injury prevent him from achieving his goals. He works hard to recover as much physical function as he can and continues to push himself academically, as always. Cole is a special young man facing huge life challanges. He doesn't want to do this alone; he still needs your love and support and thrives on making his family, friends and amazing community proud of him. We thank God and everyone who has committed time, talent and treasure to restoring Cole. We are forever grateful and ask that you continue to Roll With Cole!

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