Lasher Sport Handcycles usually aren't covered by insurance and most are paid for out of pocket. However there are a few options for getting help funding your handcycle either through a non-profit grant, through financing, or through the VA for disabled veterans. Below are resources for each type of funding. These resources are generally for those living in the US, however there may be resources for those in other countries outside of the US that can help with funding.
Kelly Brush Foundation
The Kelly Brush Foundation is dedicated to making active lifestyles a reality for anyone with a spinal cord injury. Life is better active!
Through the Active Fund, they provide grants for individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury to purchase adaptive sports equipment. They believe in the power of sport and recreation to foster inclusion and overcome the barriers of paralysis. They have helped over 600 people from 47 states purchase handcycles, monoskis, sport chairs, racing chairs, hockey sleds, and much more.
Challenged Athletes Foundation
It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.
IM Able Foundation
Primarily, IM ABLE Grants are awarded to disabled individuals residing in the Mid-Atlantic region, providing adaptive sports gear and group fitness programs. At times, we will award grants to organizations whose mission aligns with ours (see eligibility requirements below). Our purpose is to unleash the potential in physically challenged children and adults to be more active, enjoy the benefits of physical fitness, and spend more time in the great outdoors.
PossAbilities is a FREE community outreach program developed by the Loma Linda University Health. Its goal is to offer disabled individuals who were born with or have suffered a permanent physical injury a sense of community and a healthy social network. Our mission is to provide new direction and hope through physical, social, and educational interaction with peers and their community. This free membership program is tailored to persons with physical disabilities such as limb amputation, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and others.
Triumph Foundation assists people with spinal cord injury (SCI) to get necessary equipment, supplies, and services. These critical items will enable someone to live a more functional, fulfilling, and independent life, but inadequate health insurance coverage and financial hardship keep it out of reach. Triumph works to bridge that gap thru our Keep Moving Forward (KMF) Grant program, our Employment Achievement Award, and our Equipment & Supply Exchange.
The Independence Fund
The Independence Funds mission is to empower our severely wounded Veterans and their Caregivers to take control of their lives. We provide the resources and tools that enable Veterans to regain their independence, and fight for their ability to sustain it.
The Independence Fund takes pride in the numbers. To date we have awarded more than 3,000 mobility devices, and directly impacted the lives of nearly 5,000 Veterans and Caregivers through our various programs. In 2018, we have launched two new exciting programs (Adaptive Sports and Advocacy) and have nine caregiver retreats planned for the year. We are always looking at ways to improve our organization and maximize our impact in the Veteran and Caregiver space.
High Fives Foundation
The High Fives Foundation Empowerment Fund provides resources and inspiration to those who suffer a life-altering injury. These include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputation or other mobility-limiting injuries that occurred in an individual's lifetime. The resources and inspiration that High Fives provides comes in the form of Board-approved grant funding, paid to service providers in specific funding categories: living expenses, insurance, health, travel, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, and High Fives healing network.
Semper Fi Fund
The Semper Fi Fund provides relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery as well as assistance for those with perpetuating needs. Their program provides support in a variety of ways including Service Member and Family Support, Specialized & Adaptive Equipment, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, Education and Career Transition Assistance, PTS and TBI Support, Team Semper Fi, and Americas Fund.
Getting Back Up
They provide qualified individuals with funding for participation in EXERCISE-BASED RECOVERY PROGRAMS and the purchase of ADAPTABLE PRODUCTS. These programs and products have been proven to greatly improve the physical and emotional well-being of the injured individual.
Lasher Sport is working with Variant Financial to offer two easy financing options.
1. 0% APR 'same as cash' for 12 months.
2. 14.99% fixed rate for up to 60 months.
This financing is based on approved credit and costs nothing up front.
Please go to our financing application to apply online.