James “Woody” Beckham celebrated his 30th birthday by giving back to the staff at Jackson Health System’s rehabilitation facility. Woody presented a $30,000 check to help support the community reintegration program for rehabilitation patients which offers programming and activities like hand cycling, beach days and adaptive swimming to name a few.
Woody credits the incredible staff at Jackson that made a huge difference in his recovery and life after his accident.
“I was here for about 60 days in the rehabilitation facility learning how to use my new body after I had a C5 C6 compression fracture dislocation resulting in a spinal cord injury,” said Woody.
As he celebrated his birthday, Woody knew his donation would allow others to continue to recover after their injuries and actively re-engage in their community.
“It only takes a second for someone to end up with a traumatic injury,” said Beckham. “We’re so happy to support these incredible people at Jackson to help their lives become easier and better.”
The Woody Foundation is a nonprofit organization that transforms the lives of those living with paralysis and their caregivers. The namesake of the Foundation, Woody, suffered his spinal cord injury making a rugby tackle in January 2011.