DGF Donates $18,000 Wheelchair to Stephen Negron at Coke Zero 400, July 6

July 7th, 2013
Danica Patrick, Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart joined Stephen for his special night at the Coke Zero 400

Danica Patrick, Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart joined Stephen for his special night at the Coke Zero 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation, on behalf of its donors and supporters, donated an $18,000 custom wheelchair to Stephen Negron, a 26 year-old from St. Petersburg, Fla. prior to the Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 6.  The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide SUPPORT for people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.

Stephen was in need of a custom manual wheelchair with power assist wheels. He sustained a spinal cord injury in 2007 during a single-vehicle rollover accident at the age of 20 while driving to church. His current manual wheelchair is heavy, unstable and difficult to propel. The new wheelchair will allow Stephen to continue his work as a counselor to those dealing with spinal cord injuries and depression.

“It’s a great opportunity for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation to give the gift of mobility at my favorite place in the word, the Daytona International Speedway,” said Darrell Gwynn. “We hope all NASCAR fans join us and help us continue our mission by donating to DGF or participating in our Hot Rods & Reels Charity Fishing Tournament with NASCAR Drivers for the Daytona 500 next year.”

The wheelchair donation was made through the foundation’s national Wheelchair Donations Program. For more information please visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org.