After a road traffic accident left Marrianne paralysed from the shoulders down, She was faced with the prospect of life without the use of any limbs. Along with a vast amount of other physical and psychological problems that a spinal cord injury brings, life that the then 27 year old knew and loved would change forever.
Always an infectious, bubbly and positive person, Marrianne’s character has never wavered. Inspired by his long term partner during one of his daily visits to the spinal unit, Marrianne’s partner Andy decided they should start a trust. A trust that would not only mirror Marrianne’s desire for progress, but a trust that would help her to reach goals and ultimately help others who have been affected by the devastation that spinal cord injury brings. In January 2006 The Rooprai Spinal Trust was officially launched.
The Rooprai Spinal Trust
As with all charities we rely on our amazing supporters to enable us to help others. In addition to all the supporters who undertake various activites to raise funds for us, we have a team of key people who kindly donate their time to us and enable the charity to exist on a day to day basis.
- To aid Marrianne in her recovery and quest to make progress.
- To support and inspire others affected by spinal injury.
- To help finance the science world in their endevours to find a cure for spinal cord injury.
- To support UK spinal units, begining with Sheffield where Marrianne was a patient.