Posted on: May 25, 2013 Posted by: Marc Stern Comments: 0


Mid-Atlantic Spinal Cord Injury Fund
Silver Spring, MD

Springbrook High School will be hosting a fundraiser to help out a DMV basketball alum who sustained a life altering injury just over a year ago.  Damon Brooks, class of 2011 was a part of Springbrook’s back-to-back-to-back state championships.  Now he needs your help.  The event will be at Springbrook High School (201 Valley Brook Dr. Silver Spring, MD) on June 8th.  There will be two games, at 4PM and 6PM.  Admission is 5$.  Proceeds from this event will go towards a much needed standing frame that Damon needs and is estimated at approximately $8,000.  Below is a quick summary of Damon’s story.  For more or to donate please go to

As you probably know, Damone Brooks (better known as Damon Brooks), lived a very active life prior to his recent spinal cord injury. At the young age of 19, Damone’s life has changed forever. Following his accident, he was diagnosed as a level C4- C5 quadriplegic, and has been hospitalized at University of Maryland Medical Center since April 20, 2012. He was told he would never walk again

Damon graduated from Springbrook High School and currently attends Goucher College. Damon has always enjoyed playing basketball, and has dreams of making it big. Prior to the accident, Damon was finishing up his freshman year at school and preparing himself for the upcoming basketball season.

In spite of the many struggles that he faces, Damon remains hopeful that he will be able to return to a productive life in the community through the support of family and friends. Damon is planning to enter an intensive therapy program that will strengthen his body and help him regain some additional function in his arms and hands. This therapy is extremely expensive.

To help with the cost of these uninsured medical expenses, specialized equipment and recovery–based therapies, a fundraising campaign in Damone’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive (formerly NTAF), a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for nearly 30 years. In 2000, they expanded their mission to include those who have sustained a catastrophic injury. All contributions are tax deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Mid-Atlantic Spinal Cord Injury Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for injury-related expenses only. Please consider making a donation: