Pushing Boundaries, a local non-profit organization providing intensive exercise therapy to people with paralysis, announced the passing of their beloved co-founder, Allan Northrup on November 11, 2011.  He was 70.

“The staff, friends, and clients of Pushing Boundaries have lost a tremendous advocate for the improvement of life with paralysis through exercise therapy. We are all greatly saddened by the loss of our friend and visionary, Allan Northrup,” said Executive Director Tricia Lazzar. “We will always remember Allan as a lighthearted, caring, funny and devoted person. He always had a smile on his face that brought joy to all who knew him. The community has lost a true friend and wonderful person.”

After sustaining a C7-T1 spinal cord injury in an automobile accident in 2001, he and wife Sharon founded Pushing Boundaries as a way to help others who were living with paralysis.  In 2005 they started Pushing Boundaries, an intensive exercise therapy facility for people living with paralysis.  Because of Allan’s vision for helping others in the community, hundreds of people have seen their lives change for the better through their relationship with Allan and Pushing Boundaries. The staff, friends, and clients of Pushing Boundaries are forever indebted to the vision and passion Al had for others in our community.

A celebration of life will be held January 7,  2012. For more information please visit www.flintofts.com who will be arranging the event. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Pushing Boundaries, in honor of Allan.

About Pushing Boundaries:

Pushing Boundaries provides intensive exercise therapy that strengthens and supports people living with paralysis and their families to maximize health and improve quality of life. The organization serves the Puget Sound community from its Redmond location. The therapy center is outfitted with state of the art exercise equipment and a team of committed exercise therapists. Pushing Boundaries continues to grow and develop its clients, equipment, and rehabilitation programs finding new ways to help those in the recovery process. Please visit www.pushing-boundaries.org or call 425-869-9506 for more information.

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