Benefiting the World Stem Cell Foundation, guests gathered at Ira and Melissa Falk’s Fairbanks Ranch home for the Breakthrough to Independence reception in November. Kaye Hentschke and Maureen Pechacek explained that the mission of “Breakthrough to Independence,” a pilot project for the WSCF, was to support spinal cord injury survivors in achieving greater independence through the combination of multiple therapy techniques and innovative technologies. Sharing the vision of the “Breakthrough to Independence” were three extraordinary spinal cord injury survivors, Garrett Tanner, Ashley Sisti and Jhoonar Barrera. Guests were inspired by each spinal cord injury survivor’s personal story. Learn how WSCF plans to support SCI survivors achieve greater independence at www.worldscf.org.