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| Source: boston.com

David Estrada suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident. A Northeastern University student at the time, he went on to graduate from college, earn a law degree, and become executive director of the Spinal Cord Injury Association.

Now the foundation is being supported by his brothers-in-law, Scott and Gary Farber, the third generation of Farber family members to run Hunt’s Photo & Video, headquartered on the Malden/Melrose line.

Hunt’s, in association with Canon USA, is donating $10 to the association for every Canon camera sold in its seven stores during the month of December. The goal is to raise $7,000.

The association, with offices at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston and New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, interacts with about 98 percent of the approximately 300 people in Massachusetts who experience spinal cord injuries each year.

“It takes a person with a spinal cord injury to relate to a person with a spinal cord injury,’’ said Estrada. “When we show them that they can, say, transfer from a wheelchair to a car, it’s really a solidifying moment. As much as the therapists show them, it doesn’t really register until they see someone do it.’’

Scott Farber, president of Hunt’s, said, “Sometimes when you give money to a charity, you don’t know how it is going to be used. Here it is very clear. They are a very hands-on, one-on-one charity and the money will help them continue their work.’’

By Wendy Killeen


  1. I am injured in spinal cord before 15 months from bad car accident.
    I am Goverment Employee and my job is ICT expert.
    but due the accident my leg is paralayzed and i use a wheelchir.
    at this time I already started doing my job partialy but due pressur sore i wounded and i am not sit more and the wheelchire that i use is not comfortable.
    b/se of the wheelchir i can’t do what i want.but my mind is very nice and hoping a lot of things even i hope that i will be healed after a time.
    i want to skill up my knowledge and i read d/t things and if i get any opportunity i need to upgrade my Profession to master due I have already BSc Degree in computer science.

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