Last year Chris Chappell, Craig Hospital Graduate Relations Coordinator, came up with an idea. The idea was relatively straightforward, but will have a huge impact on the lives of Craig Hospital patients suffering through their recovery from Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) as they focus on rebuilding their lives.
Chris’ idea was to create a Craig Hospital license plate through
the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles to benefit SCI/TBI patients.
So he formed a petition and went to work at gathering up enough signatures
to present to state senators for sponsorship. His compassion towards the
cause and devotion to the task at hand paid off big. Senate Bill 11-003
was created and sponsored by Senator Nancy Spence. Then this past Thursday,
June 1, Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1298 into law.
Through the sales of each of these specialty license plates, $20 will
be contributed to the Patient Assistance Fund at Craig Hospital. These
funds will assist patients who have depleted the monetary resources available
to them to cover the costs associated with their recovery. Some of the
ways the fund will contribute are by helping with wheelchairs and needed
equipment, as well as enabling patients’ homes (kitchens and bathrooms)
and vehicles to become accessible.
The Gilbert Law Group (formerly known as Gilbert & Ollanik)
is very excited to be reporting on this development as we have witnessed
firsthand how Craig Hospital has positively impacted the lives of many
of our very dear clients. Craig Hospital is a world renowned facility
for patients with spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries located
in Englewood, Colorado. More information about the facility can be gained
through their website:
Look for future information about obtaining the Craig Hospital license
plate from the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles by visiting: