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
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.
Support our sponsors, please. We couldnít do this without them
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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