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About Us

Mission Statement

Wheels With Wings Foundation is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization developed to assist individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury and their families, to Rise Above and recover from this catastrophic injury. Individual grant awards, education, resources, awareness and advocacy are ways Wheels With Wings will work on improving the lives of people with this injury to become independent and productive and truly make a difference.

Natalie Marie Barnhard PTA, LMT, is the president and founder of the Wheels With Wings Foundation, who suffered a spinal cord injury while at work in 2004. Early on in Natalie’s recovery process, the Wheels With Wings Foundation became a vision and personal goal. Experiencing firsthand how challenging it can be to obtain critical items such as intense rehabilitation therapy, home modifications and other equipment that is needed as a result of a spinal cord injury, motivated her to start such a foundation.

Natalie’s hope is not only to help people with spinal cord injuries through Wheels With Wings, but also raise awareness in the Buffalo and surrounding areas. Her biggest dream is to start a spinal cord recovery center here in Buffalo for people to get the best possible care and support they need. We pray the Lord continues to guide her path to doing extraordinary things to help people with this traumatic injury.

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