Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — Wrong place at the wrong time. When Arthur Renowitzky, 26 recounts the night that changed his life forever, he always begins his story with, “I was in the wrong place at the wrong time; and for that my life has been forever changed.”
December 2, 2007; Arthur walked out of a nightclub in San Francisco, CA after hanging out with friends from his hometown of San Lorenzo, CA. Renowitzky quickly said goodbye to his buddies before making his way to his car alone. A few minutes later a man with no connection to Renowitzky walked up to him, shot him in the chest before taking his wallet and running from the scene. Arthur recounts having $20 in cash and a chain necklace that was stolen; a senseless act of violence for something worth so little.
Today, Arthur lives with a spinal cord injury, paralyzed from the waist down; but has become one of the most respected mentors in the paralysis community. Having touched the hearts of celebrities like Bow Wow, Pauley Perrette and Snoop Dogg; Renowitzky is on fire- pushing his mission to create a world free of youth violence through his foundation, Life Goes On.
It’s Renowitzky’s passion for change that made him a perfect fit as a Project Walk – San Francisco, Ambassador.
Project Walk exists to provide an improved quality of life for people living with paralysis; and actively seeks ambassadors that can serve as mentors and advocates for the injury. Based on The Dardzinski Method, Project Walk uses intense activity-based recovery backed by research and technology to expose those affected by paralysis to the most forward-thinking rehabilitation in the industry.
“We have a rare opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of those living with a disability,” says Director of Operations, Brian Malkinson. “We feel so honored to have partnered with Arthur because he not only advocates for change, but touches the hearts of whomever he speaks to.”
In talking about his partnership with Project Walk, Renowitzky says, “I’m just really excited to be part of what you [Project Walk] are doing here. I have the chance to push the ‘Life Goes On’ message while getting the chance to live my dream of walking again. I couldn’t be more excited.”
Project Walk Paralysis Recovery Centers opened its newest location in Fremont, CA late March, and is busy helping people affected by paralysis.
For more information on Project Walk and its programs, please visit http://www.ProjectWalk.org.
Arthur’s story and more information on the Life Goes on Foundation / Project can be found at http://lifegoesonproject.org/.