The man’s face is tanned and his posture is erect. He exudes authority as well as amiability. He doesn’t lead with his looks, but with his humor and intelligence. His t-shirt warns Don’t Make Me Get Up! “I remember leaving school after coaching fo
Surviving traumatic injury or disease is tough business. It’s work. Hard work. Successful recovery demands not only the concerted effort of the patient, but that of family members, friends and medical professionals as well.
That’s where we come in. We’re in the business of improving the physical, mental and emotional health of persons with any form of ambulation impairment. You may have a spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, be a stroke victim, an amputee, have post-polio, transverse myelitis – any condition that makes walking impossible or close to it. Our motto of “Get up. Get out. Get better.” is becoming reality for over 70 members in the Sierra Foothills region.
Founded in 2007 as the Placerville Spinal Cord Injury Support Group, we incorporated in 2010 and are now registered as the Placerville Mobility Support Group (PMSG). As a public benefit corporation, we maintain 501(c)(3) tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. Our tax identification number is 27-3205105.
To assist persons with ambulation challenges, PMSG cooperates with other organizations like Access Leisure of the City of Sacramento, Reno Parks, Recreation & Community Services, the Bay Area Outreach Program, No Limits, Achieve Tahoe – Far West, and with the United Spinal Association.
Our monthly group meetings are open to all persons with a mobility disability, friends, families, caregivers and the general public. There are no membership fees, no donations requested, no expectations other than participating with us in discussions ranging from personal relations to personal care. That, and enjoying some good pizza, beverage and camaraderie!
“Get up! Get out! Get better!” It’s the motto and game plan for Placerville Mobility Support Group, an organization founded in 2007 by Lynn Murray to improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people with ambulatory impairment.
Although he spent 32 years as a high school teacher and athletic coach, Lynn Murray says he learned the greatest lesson of his life not in the classroom, but after surviving a 30-foot fall that broke his back and put him in a wheelchair. “I’m not much