Hinds Feet Farms: Inspiring Others to Say “Yes I Can”

Set in the natural scenery of Huntersville backwoods, Hinds Feet Farm works to maximize the post injury potential of persons living with brain injury. Over two and a half million people suffer some form of traumatic brain injury each year with many survivors requiring a high level of long-term care and ongoing therapy.

Hinds’ Feet Farm mediates this need by offering a wide array of programs which are uniquely tailored to meet their guests needs, getting them involved in activities that are simultaneously stimulating and crucial to improving their overall wellbeing. We here at Old Town Cornelius are honored and excited to have Hinds Feet Farms teaming up with us for Old Town Revival on October 5th at Oak Street Mill. 

The beautiful accommodations for residents and guests at Hinds’ Feet Farm built specifically to meet their needs!

Hinds Feet Farms was founded by the Foil Family, following an accident that altered their lives forever which left Philip, their beloved brother and son, with serious brain injuries. Out of this tragedy, the Foil family harnessed their faith, and took the initiative to turn this hardship into a way to positively impact their community, through Hinds Feet Farm.  They currently operate two residential programs and two day programs, one in Huntersville and the other in Asheville.

In 2012, Hinds Feet Farm expanded their operations to include a six-bedroom home specifically tailored to meet the needs of residents with extensive brain injury.They decided to name this house “Puddin’s Place” in honor of Philip’s mother. The best part of Hinds Feet Farm and Puddin’s Place is that qualifying residents of Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Rowan, Stanly, Union and Davidson Counties living with traumatic brain injury can qualify for financial coverage from the state. 

Hinds’ Feet Farm offers a wide variety of activities and experiences for members!

The overarching goal of all the staff at Puddin’s Place is to improve the quality of life of residents and guests, empowering them to say “Yes, I can.” We are excited to have the residents of Hinds Feet Farms helping out at the Old Town Revival with directing general parking lots, selling drink tickets, and helping with the silent auction.  Old Town Revival is Cornelius’ first annual vintage car show celebrating old makes and models of your favorite hot rods and motorcycles. When we asked Marty Foil, Executive Director of Hinds’ Feet Farm about the event, he said:

“We look forward to sharing our mission with the thousands of people who will be in Cornelius” because “people and families get discharged from outpatient therapy and rehabilitation facilities with no idea what to do next – where to go, who to contact, and how to proceed. We help them.”

Marty Foil, Executive Director of Hinds’ Feet Farm

Some of the team working on a project together at Hinds’ Feet Farm!

Looking for a way to get involved with Hinds Feet Farm? Check out their Volunteer Page or email amewborn@hindsfeetfarm.org for more information on ways to get involved.  Volunteers do not need any prior experience, but should be open-minded and eager to try new things! For more information on the Old Town Revival check out our Facebook Page with all the event details. 

I am a Cornelius local and student at UNC Chapel Hill pursuing a degree in Business. In my time at home in OTC, I love to explore the local flair of OTC art and music, enjoy some sun on LKN, and walk my pug, Holly, along the greenway.