“I donate every month so one day a cure can be found”

“I donate every month so one day a cure can be found”

William Yunken, 40, had a car accident in 2012 in outback Western Australia, which resulted in a level C5 incomplete spinal cord injury. 

After one year in rehabilitation, William “got on with his life” and while he keeps an eye on the scientific developments in the field, he does not expect a cure for spinal cord injuries will be found overnight. 

“Any form of new treatment, in general, would have to go through clinical review and testing and that’s going to be done on people who’ve just had a spinal cord injury and often testing on animals so that can be a long process”.

“I don’t expect a cure in the immediate future but I am happy to help fund medical research so one day a cure can be found,” William said. 

“This is why I donate”. 

William is a subscribed monthly donor and has made 23 donations to SpinalCure since 2017.

Thank you so much William for your continued support!

Donations like this help SpinalCure Australia fund projects run by researchers all over Australia, like for example Camilla Dr Quel De Oliveira’s project on hand and arm rehabilitation at UTS. 

“For me, it’s about funding research for future treatment,” said William. 

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the main causes of spinal cord injuries in Australia. Approximately more than 15,000 Australians live with a spinal cord injury. 

If you hope to see a cure one day and value SpinalCure’s work, why not sign up to be a regular donor? For as little as the price of a cup of coffee per week, you can play your part in the quest for a cure.