TEXAS MAN LIVING WITH QUADRIPLEGIA DREAMS BIG, SUPPORTS CHARITY Ten Years After Life-Changing Vehicular Accident, Gary Bolton Looks Forward, Not Back
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas— It has been years since a car accident changed Gary’s life. The
Clear Lake High School grad lost all movement in his legs and most of the movement in his
arms. Today, Gary is striving to obtain a business degree while pursuing rehabilitation and
advocating for himself and other spinal cord injury survivors. Intensive modern therapy
programs may help restore functionality in his hands, arms and legs, but these treatment
options are extremely expensive.
“When I knew I needed financial help to achieve my dreams and get my medical needs met, I
didn’t want my efforts to just benefit me personally,” explained Gary. “That’s why I decided to
partner with and support a national nonprofit, Help Hope Live, with all of my fundraising
activities.” Gary fundraises with Help Hope Live at https://helphopelive.org/campaign/354/
Donations can be made at helphopelive.org or by calling 800-642-8399. Donations are tax
deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all donations will be used to offset medical costs via
Help Hope Live’s South-Central Catastrophic Injury Fund. Help Hope Live has earned the
highest possible four-star rating from Charity Navigator for 16 consecutive years. If Gary no
longer has a medical and financial need, funds raised in his honor can help offset expenses for
other Help Hope Live clients in need who are facing a similar medical situation.
Help Hope Live is a national nonprofit that specializes in engaging communities in fundraising
campaigns for people who need a transplant or are affected by a catastrophic injury or illness.
Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised over $136 million to pay