About SSF

Our Founder’s Story

Sacramento Spinal Foundation were founded by Sonny Ali  in the summer of 2015.  While in acute rehabilitation , he noticed how little support or information was available to individuals with spinal cord injury in the Sacramento region. He vowed to make a positive difference by maintaining a positive outlook, listening to the concerns of others, sharing community resources, and providing scholarships opportunities to the SCI community in the Sacramento and Yolo counties. Prior to his injury, Sonny Ali had been an active member in his community and created an online community dedicated to improving neighborhoods, parks, and open spaces for the residents and businesses.  Sonny has always had a passion for mentoring,  coaching soccer and leveraging innovative technologies to improve lives, and has continued to do so after his injury.

Awards & Recognitions

  • City of West Sacramento:  Community Values Award 
  • Yolo DA: Multi-Cultural Community Council – Certificate of Award & Recognition For Human Services
  • New Mobility Magazine Sacramento Spotlight