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Register for this FREE, 1-day, educational conference for persons with spinal cord injury on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ.  The conference is titled " Rising to the Challenge: Creating Employment Opportunity and Maximizing Success ." Conference participants will: - Learn that... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 29, 2014 12:17 PM EDT
As summer comes to an end, so does our special matching gift challenge, when any gift you make BY AUGUST 31, 2014 will be DOUBLED . Eric LeGrand with his mom, Karen. During my years playing football, I learned that what you accomplish in the summer sets you up to succeed in the fall. The Reeve Foundation... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 29, 2014 10:44 AM EDT
Recently, the Shepherd Center Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network® (NRN) facility announced that it had launched the final stage of a clinical trial for a robotics-assisted walking device. Called Indego, the exoskeleton device is a "powered orthosis worn around the waist and legs that allows individuals with spinal cord injuries to... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 28, 2014 2:36 PM EDT
Skin cells from an 86-year old man were genetically reverse-programed to a more primitive state and then transplanted into a rodent model of spinal cord injury. The cells flourished and grew to an astonishing degree from the C5 injury up and down the spinal cord, and even into the brain. That’s what we learn from a really interesting paper that... more...
Posted by Sam Maddox on Spinal Cord Injury Research Aug 27, 2014 12:11 AM EDT
The Hollywood disability community is ridiculously small, given the huge population of actors, directors, and writers working or trying to work here. The entertainment industry employs very few people with disabilities in front of the camera and almost none behind it. In a slightly dated but no doubt representative study commissioned by the Screen... more...
Posted by ARucker on Life After Paralysis Aug 26, 2014 4:48 PM EDT
Registration for this event is being handled by Friends and Neighbors in Action (FNA). Sign up online here. We would like to thank FNA for including Team LeGrand in their fundraising efforts. Team LeGrand aligns with the Reeve Foundation's mission of helping individuals living with spinal cord injury... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 25, 2014 12:24 PM EDT
Make this summer extra special by joining Eric LeGrand to help find cures for spinal cord injury. Any gift you make right now to the Reeve Foundation will be matched dollar-for-dollar and provide TWICE the resources to help people recover and find cures. I know exactly how the Reeve Foundation leverages the... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
Congratulations to our friends at The ALS Association for their victory with the Ice Bucket Challenge that is sweeping the globe. The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation salutes their success and have been proud supporters of many ALS Association local chapters through Quality of Life grants. In unity there is strength; a cure and research for one... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 22, 2014 4:46 PM EDT
Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) , there has been a growing perception on the part of the general public that all problems with accessibility have been solved. They see scattered accessible parking spaces, some signage, a few ramps and lifts on buses so all is well, right?   Well, not exactly. Our landmark civil... more...
Posted by Michael Collins on Life After Paralysis Aug 22, 2014 12:59 PM EDT
A team at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, backed by the young biotech company Neuralstem, recently launched a clinical trial to assess the safety of neural stem cell transplants in patients one to two years post spinal cord injury. The Phase I clinical trial is recruiting four patients. UCSD began recruiting August 11. Here... more...
Posted by Sam Maddox on Spinal Cord Injury Research Aug 22, 2014 12:33 PM EDT
Is it the longer days? The bright sunshine? Summer shorts and swimwear? Why is it so many of us promise to get in better shape each summer? The good news is that we have a great series of videos to help you stay fit or become even healthier as an individual living with paralysis. Our great friend and physical therapist Kristin McNealus, PT, DPT, ATP , worked... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 22, 2014 8:30 AM EDT
Help the Raw Beauty Project NYC and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation kick off 30 Days of Raw Beauty! There are millions of people living with and without disabilities who battle society's perception of what is beautiful on a daily basis. For too long, we have accepted a limited definition of what is beautiful and have shied away from... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 20, 2014 10:35 AM EDT
Last week, executives from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation met with Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (pictured on right with Reeve Foundation CEO, Peter Wilderotter) at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center . It was an opportunity for Rep. Beatty, who is a strong advocate for patients and a champion for advancements in healthcare, to... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 20, 2014 9:34 AM EDT
From Reeve Foundation friend and Life After Paralysis blogger, Candace Cable: Over the weekend the disabled community lost Jon McCullough a strong and steadfast voice for inclusion and that sport should be available to everyone. "The whole Paralympic Movement is deeply saddened by this tragic news and our thoughts are with Jon's family... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 19, 2014 4:59 PM EDT
Many individuals living with paralysis underestimate what a great activity gardening can be. more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 14, 2014 8:30 AM EDT
The Congresswoman met with participants from the NeuroRecovery Network® and joined a roundtable discussion on how to better serve the disability community. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty met with Ohio State University leaders and executives of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation as she toured the NeuroRecovery Network® (NRN) while... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 13, 2014 9:37 AM EDT
As an op-ed piece in the New York Times pointed out the other day, one of the great, though, devious advantages of wheelchair living is playing the disabled card, i.e., asking for special favors because you know you are special. I realized this the first time I arrived at the airport to find a block-long baggage check-in line. All I had to do was to... more...
Posted by ARucker on Life After Paralysis Aug 12, 2014 3:08 PM EDT
Statement from the Reeve Family as Posted on the Reeve Foundation Website, ChristopherReeve.org The Reeve family, like many, will remember Robin for the humor, energy and brightness he brought into our lives through the screen. We will cherish him, though, for the quiet and unwavering support he showed our family through the hardest times. The... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 12, 2014 11:37 AM EDT
From Bernadette, Director, Information and Resource Services: This past year, just after the holidays, I felt really rundown. I was sleeping a lot, running a fever, and I thought maybe I had the flu. It's a busy season, so it didn't surprise me that I was feeling sick. I just shrugged it off, got as much rest as I could, and figured I would start to feel better... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 12, 2014 8:30 AM EDT
Have you submitted your favorite summer adventure photo yet? more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 11, 2014 9:44 AM EDT
Join us for our Live Better series presented by the Reeve Foundation Paralysis Community. Adapting Life with Candace Cable Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3:00 PM ET Our Adapting Life guest is Don Rogers “The Professor” is the Chairperson of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport at Indiana State University and has a Ph.D. in... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 8, 2014 5:17 PM EDT
Since 2011, the Reeve Foundation Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP) has been holding peer mentor certification trainings throughout the United States for members of the paralysis community to provide them with the in-depth knowledge and necessary tools to become peer mentors. As a result, people with paralysis, their family... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 7, 2014 1:14 PM EDT
Swimming is a great way to exercise, relax, and stay cool in the summer -- especially if you are living with paralysis. We have created a series of short, 2 minute videos to help you swim safely and with ease. While pools and lakes may feel intimidating to individuals with limited mobility, there is no reason everyone shouldn't enjoy this activity... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 6, 2014 1:55 PM EDT
There are moments in our lives when making a good impression is extremely important. In some cases a first impression, no matter how short, might be the only one that matters.  Examples of such occasions include when posting a profile for online dating, meeting someone for a blind date or entering a room for a job interview. All of the above are... more...
Posted by Michael Collins on Life After Paralysis Aug 5, 2014 1:48 PM EDT
On July 22 nd we move another step closer to the goal of the U.S. ratification of the United Nations Humans Rights document that goes by a number of calling cards, the Disability Treaty or the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities or my favorite, the CRPD. If you need more 411 on the CRPD, click here . The Senate Foreign Relations Committee... more...
Posted by Candace on Life After Paralysis Aug 5, 2014 11:06 AM EDT
Congratulations to Bill Timm of West Chester, Pennsylvania, the Reeve Foundation's 2014 Best Dad on Wheels. In a close competition, Bill received the most votes from our community members like you to become this year's winner. Bill embodies the spirit and courage of all our Best Dads on Wheels. In her nomination, Bill's wife Melissa... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 1, 2014 8:30 AM EDT
The headline tells the story: “AAVshRNA-Mediated Suppression of PTEN in Adult Rats in Combination with Salmon Fibrin Administration Enables Regenerative Growth of Corticospinal Axons and Enhances Recovery of Voluntary Motor Function after Cervical Spinal Cord Injury.” The above paper was published in the Journal of Neuroscience... more...
Posted by Sam Maddox on Spinal Cord Injury Research Jul 31, 2014 8:39 PM EDT
In April, CNN's Elizabeth Cohen interviewed Dustin Shillcox when the Reeve Foundation unveiled groundbreaking research on how four men were able to voluntarily move their legs in the presence of epidural stimulation . Now Cohen dives into another chapter of epi-stim and that is the potential impact the therapy has on reversing " secondary... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 31, 2014 1:24 PM EDT
The eighth annual Friends and Neighbors in Action 5k Race and Fun Walk, organized by Friends and Neighbors in Action will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Thompson Park in Monroe Township. Proceeds from this year’s FNA 5K will benefit Mike Nichols and Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Mike Nichols is a senior at... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 31, 2014 12:00 PM EDT
Enjoy some Major League fun! Hosted by the Champions Committee to benefit the Reeve Foundation Join us at Yankee Stadium Friday, August 22, 2014 to watch the New York Yankees take on the Chicago White Sox Game starts at 7:05 PM. Tickets are $60 each. Visit ChristopherReeve.org/NYY more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 31, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

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