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Meet a few of our Team Reeve members participating in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. They have been training hard and raising money to help support the Reeve Foundation mission. We got the chance to speak with them to learn more about who they are and why they are running for Team Reeve Chicago .   What made you decide to run for Team Reeve?   ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 27, 2015 11:02 AM EDT
The Paumanok Veterinary Hospital takes great pride in sponsoring its Annual "Pets Over Paralysis" pet portrait professional photo session, Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the Hospital, 639 Route 112 in Patchogue, NY 11772. All proceeds benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, and the Center for Paralysis Research at Purdue ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 27, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
This is a little blog on simple gratitude. The gratitude I have for arriving at twelve weeks post fracture full of good results, even as I worried and fretted of all the mishaps and what might not be or be.  But Good Golly Miss Molly, Gosh Dang my leg feels so good today!  And for someone who can't feel the touch of a hand brush against the skin on ... more...
Posted by Candace on Life After Paralysis Aug 25, 2015 1:02 PM EDT
Reach out to your members of Congress and tell them to support H.R. 3229 and H.R. 1516/S. 1013.   The Issue: The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has taken action over the past several years to limit how much they will pay for wheelchairs and other equipment through a "competitive bidding" program. This program has already ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 25, 2015 9:06 AM EDT
Clearing out the spinal cord scar using a bacterial roto-rooter; seeding the injury site with fragments of peripheral nerve; souping up inactive spinal cord nerve cells by modifying their genetic blueprints – these are three well-studied ideas that have each captured major mindshare in the spinal cord research community, and have over years of ... more...
Posted by Sam Maddox on Spinal Cord Injury Research Aug 24, 2015 4:33 PM EDT
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) is seeking women with spinal cord injury who are pregnant or have given birth in the last 3 years to participate in a research study. Purpose of the Study This study aims to compare pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum outcomes of women with and without a spinal ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 21, 2015 10:28 AM EDT
Twenty-five years after first racing as a quadriplegic in the early 90s, Alan Brown is back racing in the New York Marathon this coming November as a part of Team Reeve.On August 23rd, Alan, who is the Director of Public Impact for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, will be receiving a bike for the marathon from the Challenged Athletes Foundation , ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 21, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
The Reeve Foundation is holding Caregiver Day seminars on September 20, 2015 at the Abilities Expo Boston in the Workshop area of the show floor in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA. Presentations are free to attend, however Abilities Expo Boston free registration is required. " Coaching for Caregivers: How to Reach Out Before ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 20, 2015 9:30 AM EDT
New Movie in the PRC Library… Afternoon of a Faun . New York: Kino Lorber, 2014. DVD This documentary covers the life of famed ballerina Tanaquil LeClercq including her paralysis from polio. Because of her extraordinary skill and presence on stage, she became a muse to two of the greatest choreographers in dance, George Balanchine and Jerome ... more...
Posted by Sheila Fitzgibbon on Daily Dose Aug 19, 2015 4:45 PM EDT
With the highest total amount awarded in the past seven years, the Reeve Foundation presented $704,732 in grants to support quality of life initiatives for the paralysis community. The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, announced it has awarded ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 19, 2015 1:12 PM EDT
On August 10, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued new guidance to states on Protecting the Rights of Parents and Prospective Parents with Disabilities . The cover letter and technical assistance document explain how the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 19, 2015 11:12 AM EDT
After being diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the age of two, Cory Lee's thirst for adventure never ceased. He went on many trips around the US when he was younger, and then started taking things internationally when he turned fifteen. Since then, Cory has traveled to fourteen countries, all while managing to successfully graduate ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 18, 2015 9:59 AM EDT
People living with paralysis, from whatever cause, lose many things besides movement as a result of their injuries. It doesn't matter if the paralysis originated from birth or is the result of a disease, accident or other sudden onset, there is likely to be a loss of lifetime earning capacity and a rapid depletion of whatever savings existed prior ... more...
Posted by Michael Collins on Life After Paralysis Aug 17, 2015 1:50 PM EDT
Adapting Life with Candace Cable , demonstrates that nothing is impossible and her guests showcase amazing activities people living with paralysis do every day. Make sure to tune in for her next webcast on Wednesday, August 19th at 3:00 PM ET. Sign up here! Join us as we welcome, Ashley Lyn Olson, CEO and Founder of WheelChairTraveling.com, the ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 14, 2015 12:16 PM EDT
I just won't get over it, I'm not saying can't because if I wanted to force myself I could do it, I've been able to forced myself to get over and give up stuff, just about anything that doesn't serve me as I move forward in my life, then I push it out the door. Oh, that forcing bit hasn't been without back sliding, but eventually, ... more...
Posted by Candace on Life After Paralysis Aug 11, 2015 12:49 PM EDT
Janne Kouri, President and Founder of NextStep Fitness , a Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network® center, recently released a video discussing the important actions to take after sustaining a spinal cord injury. Kouri was injured in 2006 after diving into a sandbar causing him to fracture his C5 and C6 vertebrae. As documented in the video, ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 11, 2015 9:18 AM EDT
Finding reliable disability-related information and resources can be time consuming. That's why Disability.gov has developed a series of 14 guides about topics such as disability benefits, housing assistance, job training programs, and financial help for families with low incomes. Other guides cover services that promote independence ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 6, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
Every anniversary of the ADA, amidst all hoopla about the gains in public accommodations and transportation that have been made, there is the grim recitation of the brutal facts about the real status of the people with disabilities.  As one magazine put it, we are "poor, jobless, and. bored." According to an NPR report, people with ... more...
Posted by ARucker on Life After Paralysis Aug 5, 2015 3:30 PM EDT
WNBA New York Liberty vs. Minnesota Lynx Friday, August 28th at 7:30PM Madison Square Garden, NY Rutgers Night with Team LeGrand All tickets purchased will include a Post-Game Q&A with Rutgers Alumns Essence Carson, Epiphanny Prince and Eric LeGrand A portion of all tickets purchased will support Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 5, 2015 12:44 PM EDT
As the nation celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ACL blog is featuring guest posts from leaders in the disability community. By Marty Exline, Director, Missouri Assistive Technology It is hard to believe that the ADA is turning 25! We’ve seen such amazing changes in those 25 years; it’s not ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 5, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
Dr. Dan began his family therapist practice in 1969 after receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees at Temple University. In 1979, Dan was in a near fatal automobile accident which left him paralyzed from the chest down. Through personal and professional experience, Dan has learned that our greatest suffering is alienation and loneliness. That ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 4, 2015 10:01 AM EDT
The date of my spinal cord injury in January, 1988 began like many other weekend days. I usually practiced or competed in amateur athletics of different types on weekends, and on that fateful Sunday afternoon it was a dual slalom ski race. Things went rapidly downhill, like the speed and direction I had been traveling, when I tripped after crossing the ... more...
Posted by Michael Collins on Life After Paralysis Aug 3, 2015 6:04 PM EDT
As the nation celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this week, our friends at the ACL continues their guest blog series with blogs from leaders in the disability community. In this blog, Judith Heumann, a lifelong civil rights advocate for disadvantaged people and the Special Advisor for International ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 1, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
Veteran spinal cord injury researcher Philip Horner, Ph.D., has been named scientific director for The Houston Methodist Neurological Institute’s new Center for Neuroregenerative Medicine. Horner began his research career at Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA; there he was an Associate in the Reeve Foundation ... more...
Posted by Sam Maddox on Spinal Cord Injury Research Jul 31, 2015 9:11 PM EDT
As the nation celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this week, our friends at the ACL continues their guest blog series with blogs from leaders in the disability community. For decades, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research has funded the ADA National Network, ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 31, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
More cool news was released today about voluntary recovery after complete spinal cord injury. No surgery!   Let’s start with a statement, this from Reggie Edgerton, principal investigator behind the new publication, “ Noninvasive Reactivation of Motor Descending Control after Paralysis .”   “People who are paralyzed are ... more...
Posted by Sam Maddox on Spinal Cord Injury Research Jul 30, 2015 3:40 PM EDT
As the nation celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this week, our friends at the ACL continues their guest blog series with blogs from leaders in the disability community. In this piece, Curt Decker, who leads the National Disability Right Network, describes the history of the protection and advocacy network ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 30, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
The next installment of the U.S. Access Board’s online guide to accessibility standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) is now available. This material features a series of technical bulletins covering requirements for accessible routes in Chapter 4 of the ADA and ABA ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 29, 2015 3:41 PM EDT
Last week, as the nation celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Will Reeve, Reeve Foundation board member and son of Christopher and Dana Reeve, published an op-ed in USA Today on the strengths and shortcomings of the disability-focused legislation. Below is a brief excerpt of the article with the full story ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 29, 2015 11:08 AM EDT
In this month of July throughout all the celebrations surrounding the 25 years that the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA, has been in place in the United States, there's been a question that was put to the folks and answered, all over America what does the ADA mean to you? This question was offered to the blog squad by the staff of the ... more...
Posted by Candace on Life After Paralysis Jul 28, 2015 1:12 PM EDT

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