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About Us

Stay In Step Brain and Spinal Cord Recovery Center (SIS) is a 501(c)(3) veteran-founded nonprofit organization. In 2008, during a combat operation in Afghanistan, decorated Special Forces Chief Warrant Officer Romulo “Romy” Camargo sustained a gunshot wound that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Romy’s journey to recovery included countless surgeries and rehabilitation appointments, inspiring the organization’s creation. Stay In Step opened its doors in 2015. Since then, the center has grown and added more services to aid in rehabilitating its clients.

Stay In Step offers a unique long-term outpatient rehabilitation facility that specializes in providing activity-based exercise programs to individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), stroke, and/or other neurological disorders causing paralysis. SIS stands out above the rest for its supportive, family-like atmosphere. The dedicated staff at SIS has put in effort to establish a motivating setting, incorporating advanced therapeutic techniques and innovative approaches to inspire clients. The primary goal is to enhance their functionality and overall quality of life.

Our Vision

Stay In Step aims to provide state-of-the-art recovery treatment to SCI patients in the greater Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. The center is open to both military and civilian SCI patients. Our proactive approach to rehabilitation, combined with real-time global collaboration with other SCI subject matter experts and patients, makes SIS a unique and unprecedented center offering SCI patients in Tampa Bay and the surrounding area a direct pathway to start their journey toward recovery!

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a STEP forward to recovery through long-term rehabilitative care, treatment, and hope to all our clients whose lives have been impacted by a spinal cord, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and/or any other neurological disorder. We seek to create a motivating, nurturing, faith-centered environment where our clients and their families can learn how to overcome limitations and navigate their challenges together. We strive to change lives one STEP at a time and help all our clients STAY on the path towards recovery.

Our Core Values