Paralyzed Naples man to take part in “Walk-n-Roll-a-Thon”

NAPLES, Fla. — A paralyzed Naples resident will take part in Project Walk’s seventh annual “Walk-n-Roll-a-Thon” in Orlando, Fla.

Louis Tontodonato, 21, was involved in a car wreck two years ago that altered his existence.

“We were just going along like a normal night and we got into a car accident. I guess we were in a rollover. we rolled over four times,”  Tontodonato said. “I couldn’t move my legs and I was hoping I was in shock…obviously I wasn’t.”

After unsuccessful rehab facility visits, Tontodonato discovered Project Walk, a paralysis recovery center with locations nationwide.

There’s one in Orlando, Fla., approximately 200 miles away from Tontodonato’s home. The significant therapy costs prompted his personal involvement in the Walk-n-Roll-a-Thon.

The event takes place at 9 a.m. on Sept. 24 at the Crane’s Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, according to the Project Walk Orlando event website.

Tontodonato said he strives to persevere with his therapy efforts.

“What it means is just continuing with life, working me farther pushing me farther,” he said.

For additional donation information on Tontodonato , visit his personal donation page.

Reporter:Taylor Bisacky
Writer:Rachel Ravina
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