We strive to end gun violence, empower those with spinal cord injuries and uplift our underserved youth.
We envision a world where individuals and communities can find peace within themselves and have full, happy, and successful lives.
Hope is THE catalyst for movement within, pushing forward, and transformation.
We have faith in the power of motivating, hoping, and dreaming.
Through sharing in knowledge we will foster skill building, understanding, and empowerment.
Peace is the path to understanding, forgiveness, and acceptance to live
We commit to exploring and actualizing each individual’s definition, experience, and sense of success.
We welcome people of all backgrounds, races and histories to join with no judgment. We are seeking help from people who are demanding a change in today’s current society. LGO takes an aggressive approach to solving this issue by promoting a positive lifestyle to keep it pushing, living life passionately and through developing skills to gain self independence. With the support of people like you, we can continue to improve the quality of life to those in need in our communities.
By becoming a part of Team LGO you will change the way the world and you view spinal cord injuries and the effects that it can have on daily life. This injury continues to impact many of our friends and loved ones and will continue to bring pain to families.
So, how will you get involved?
1. Put on the LGO Gear and become a part of something bigger. Shop here!
2. Join us in any of our lectures, events or volunteering and help us spread our message of positivity across the world.
3. Donate to support the cause. Click the link at the bottom of this page or click here!
It doesn’t matter how you choose to get involved, everything we do together makes a difference!
Arthur Renowitzky founded the Life Goes On Foundation (LGO) in 2008 with a mission to help people overcome challenges by spreading a positive message through our speaker series, hospital care packages, adaptive sports and an initiative for spinal cord injury awareness to find a cure.
We were created to provide SCI survivors and their families with support to aide in the life-long process towards recovery. Life Goes on Foundation is a non-political, non-profit organization working nationally to advance the personal independence and wellness of individuals living with disabilities.
Arthur Renowitzky founded LGO in 2007 after he was shot in the chest outside a San Francisco night club by an unknown assailant, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. The shooter stole $20 dollars from Arthur and was never found. After a 23-day battle in a medically induced coma, Renowitzky woke on Christmas Eve day to learn he would never walk or talk again. That news inspired him to fight paralysis by spreading spinal cord injury awareness and gave him the “line in the sand” against youth violence; Renowitzky knew the best route was to create his nonprofit, LGO, and aggressively spread his message of overcoming adversity.
In recognition of his work, Renowitzky was named a Home Town hero by the Bay Area News Group for the summer of 2009 and also received a citation of appreciation from the Oakland Mayoral Council Against Violence that same year. Arthur has been featured sharing LGO on media outlets such as ABC Los Angeles, KTVU Bay Area, CNN, Hot Talk New Radio 560, Daily Review, Oakland Tribune, Chronicle Live.
Renowitzky has also presented his story to over 130 California high schools and middle schools, as well as juvenile halls, disciplinary camps, Boys & Girls Club(s), YMCA(s), Oakland City Hall, Hollywood events, churches, and many hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, reaching an estimated 100,000+ youth.
Additionally, Renowitzky plays for the BORP All Stars a Bay Area wheelchair basketball team. He credits wheelchair basketball for bringing him out of his depression from the shooting. One day after a hand cycling experience, he met with a wheelchair basketball coach and found a new passion, strength, and confidence. Now he shares his love for basketball when he coaches for the Boys and Girls Club, Boys basketball team the Junior Warriors (pictured left) in San Leandro.
Arthur doesn’t stand alone, he is supported by his mother Michelle and two brothers Anthony and Andrew who have supported his recovery and rise to be the person with the desire to change the world, one person at a time.