Split Second is a not for profit organization dedicated to finding advanced treatments for spinal cord injury (SCI). We are committed to funding research to find a cure for SCI and advocating for more progressive therapies in the community.
Meet our Founder
Mark Raymond Jr.
The foundation was established in 2018 by founder, Mark Raymond Jr., a native New Orleanian. Mark is a graduate of Brother Martin High School and Xavier University of Louisiana. On July 4, 2016 Mark became a C-5 quadriplegic after diving into shallow water while boating on Lake Pontchartrain with friends. After a long journey and clear understanding of the local challenges during recovery, Mark now strives to find advanced treatment and training for those with SCI.
Prior to his accident Mark worked in audio video production with his primary focus being audio engineering for large events such as concerts and sporting events. Mark has always been athletic and adventurous whether running, weight lifting, biking, swimming, or playing tennis. His goal is to not only find ways to live in a wheelchair, but to work hard to get OUT of the wheelchair.