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On June 19th and 20th, U.C.L.A. will be holding the Angel City Games for children and adults with physical disabilities at Drake Stadium.The multi- sport competition will include a Track & Field Clinic and Competition, and a Wheelchair Basketball Clinic and Exhibition. Attendees will also have the chance to meet former professional Olympic and ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose May 27, 2015 4:20 PM EDT
Make a Difference! Contact your Member of Congress and ask them to support rehabilitation research at the NIH. We have been updating you over the past couple of weeks about the "Enhancing the Stature and Visibility of Medical Rehabilitation Research at the NIH Act." (S. 800 and H.R. 1631) that will coordinate, streamline, and maximize ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose May 27, 2015 4:14 PM EDT
You have to applaud Erik Sorto for letting these engineers monkey around with his posterior parietal cortex (PPC). I might let them mess with mine but not if they have to attach those huge electrical portals on my skull the way the did with Erik.  Photo courtesy of Caltech, Keck USC, Rancho Los Amigos Team. In case you missed it, this story from Los ... more...
Posted by Sam Maddox on Spinal Cord Injury Research May 26, 2015 10:39 PM EDT
If there was ever a good time to become paralyzed with a spinal cord injury or from some other reason, this may be it. Paralysis itself is never good of course, under any circumstances, but the timing happens to be right when it comes to counteracting the damage that causes paralysis. Newly injured individuals today are being treated by a generation of ... more...
Posted by Michael Collins on Life After Paralysis May 21, 2015 2:19 PM EDT
Do you have questions about: - Chronic pain - Getting second opinions on treatment - How a wheelchair should fit your body - Or another topic related to managing your health while living with paralysis? Then, Ask Nurse Linda . Make sure to tune in for her next webchat on Wednesday, May 27 at 3:00 pm ET. Linda Schultz, PhD, CRRN, aka Nurse Linda, is a leader, ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose May 21, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
May marks American Stroke Month for Stroke Awareness. Stroke , which paralyzes 1.6 million Americans, is the leading cause of paralysis , with spinal cord injury a close second. The most common risk factors for a stroke are hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and cigarette smoking. However, secondary conditions from living with a spinal cord ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose May 20, 2015 1:49 PM EDT
When my fingers brush along my body, it's skin that my fingers slide over, skin that feels and doesn't feel, alive, leaving me with a shaky love/exasperated relationship with it, that fascinates and irritates me. This relationship has all the appreciation, liberation, confusion, ire, compromise, duality, cherishing and edginess any ... more...
Posted by Candace on Life After Paralysis May 20, 2015 12:42 AM EDT
It’s coming up on 10 years now since a scientific paper was published that would embolden California-based StemCells, Inc. to take an experimental line of neural stem cells into human trials. This 2005 research, conducted by Brian and Aileen Anderson, at the University of California, Irvine’s Reeve-Irvine Center, funded in part by the ... more...
Posted by Sam Maddox on Spinal Cord Injury Research May 18, 2015 10:09 PM EDT
On Saturday, May 30th, Jordan Heifitz and Kage Brown will be holding their 3rd annual May Day Event at Studio Paris in Chicago.The 250 attendees will be informed with updates about The Big Idea initiative and hear Mark Stephan’s testimony of living with a spinal cord injury and how this break-through will greatly impact his life. Attendees will ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose May 15, 2015 12:57 PM EDT
We celebrate the 25-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 this July 26th. That may not seem like much time when compared to some of the other anniversaries or milestones we all have in our lives, but that's a "quarter of a century."  While that phrasing may make the period during which we have been ... more...
Posted by Michael Collins on Life After Paralysis May 12, 2015 6:54 PM EDT
Join us for our Live Better series presented by the Reeve Foundation Paralysis Community. Register here! Adapting Life with Candace Cable Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:00 PM ET In Candace's monthly webcasts, she addresses current topics that affect individuals living with paralysis and brings in guest speakers to elaborate. Special guest will be ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose May 7, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
The Reeve Foundation is holding Caregiver Day seminars on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Abilities Expo Chicago at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schamburg, IL. Presentations are free to attend, however Abilities Expo Chicago free registration is required. " Coaching for Caregivers: How to Reach Out Before You Burn Out ” is a ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose May 4, 2015 5:08 PM EDT
Caregivers of New Jersey is hosting their 11th Annual Women’s Caregiver Retreat on Tuesday, May 12th in celebration of National Women's Health Week. The day will be filled with dynamic speakers, health screenings, exhibitors, relaxation techniques, a healthy lunch, cooking demo, yoga, zumba and much more! Tuesday, May 12, 2015 8:30 ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose May 4, 2015 10:19 AM EDT
Zack Weinstein , friend and long time supporter of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, is starring in the new play, Colossal . The play follows the story of Mike, a former dancer and Division I college football player who sustained a spinal cord injury during a football game. The audience sees Mike, played by Zack as he navigates through ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose May 1, 2015 11:37 AM EDT
Over the last few years we have written several times about a nifty genetic manipulation that reboots key nerves in the spinal cord to regenerate in a big way. Starting back in 2008, Zhigang He, at Harvard, got damaged optic nerves going again by deleting PTEN, a tumor suppressor gene that cancer researchers had come across back in the 1990s; this enzyme ... more...
Posted by Sam Maddox on Spinal Cord Injury Research Apr 30, 2015 4:58 PM EDT
April has been a busy month, full of events and new opportunities. I delivered the game ball during Wings for Life Night at Red Bull Arena to support spinal cord research , and I attended BTIG Charity Day to inspire charitable giving across a number of causes . I also had some significant progress in my rehabilitation as I now have more movement in my ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 30, 2015 1:55 PM EDT
Join us for our Live Better series presented by the Reeve Foundation Paralysis Community. Thursday, May 21, 2015 3PM ET Free online discussion! Call in and chat live with Dr. Dan Gottlieb, our online community's resident psychologist. Register here. From Dr. Dan: This is an emotional time of year for me. My late wife's favorite holiday was ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 30, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
The catch phrase of the day – heck, maybe the catch phrase of the year – is “ implicit bias .” All of a sudden, the media is swamped with stories about implicit, or unconscious, bias. Implicit bias is just what it says – someone who shows a bias or somehow discriminates against a person of a different sex, race, religion or such without being conscious ... more...
Posted by ARucker on Life After Paralysis Apr 29, 2015 1:02 PM EDT
Editor's Note: While the Paralysis Resource Center provides resources regarding spinal cord injury, the center also has an abundance of resources to serve other conditions such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) .   Sonal Shah , author of My Life, Legacy, and ALS has been an inspiration to those living with the disease as she continues to live ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 29, 2015 11:39 AM EDT
Would you be interested in becoming a certified Reeve Foundation Peer Mentor at the upcoming training in Las Vegas, Nevada? The Reeve Foundation has scheduled a one-day peer mentor training in conjunction with CareMeridian on May 29, 2015 at their pediatric facility. This is the only training we have scheduled in the Las Vegas area , so if you are ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 28, 2015 12:32 PM EDT
For the past 27 years I have considered myself a champion for the wonder of mobility. Beginning with the day when I found myself unable to move on a snowy ski slope, all of my efforts have been directed at getting off my back and getting moving again. My recent blog expressing gratitude for what a succession of wheelchairs has done for me in that regard was the ... more...
Posted by Michael Collins on Life After Paralysis Apr 21, 2015 5:12 PM EDT
On April 18th, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation held its 5th annual Wine Tasting Event at the chic City Winery located in the West Village. During the event, attendees tasted from a selection of 5 different types of wine while mingling, bidding for luxurious prizes from different donators such as linebacker Carl Banks, and enjoying  the ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 21, 2015 3:44 PM EDT
Reeve Foundation supporters are literally changing lives every day, giving hope to those who were told nothing could be done for them after sustaining a spinal cord injury. That's why we're am asking you to take the next step today and become a Reeve Foundation advocate by making your tax-deductible gift online now . Your gift will immediately ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 20, 2015 1:03 PM EDT
Stock trading company, BTIG, is scheduled to have its 13th annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, April 28th. Eric Legrand will be participating in the event again this year. With celebrities working alongside the firm’s employees, stock traders team up with some of their favorite stars as they raise funds for meaningful causes. ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 20, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
Would you be interested in becoming a certified Reeve Foundation Peer Mentor at the upcoming training in Springfield, Massachusetts? The Reeve Foundation has scheduled a one-day peer mentor training in conjunction with Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital on May 18, 2015 at their facility. This is the only training we have scheduled in the Springfield ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 17, 2015 1:06 PM EDT
This Saturday, April 18th, marks the 3rd anniversary of the Administration for Community Living (ACL). The Reeve Foundation is thrilled to have joined forces with ACL last year and is proud of all that has been accomplished thus far. Together, we have helped to provide support and education and substantial resources to ensure independent living ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 17, 2015 8:30 AM EDT
In 2005, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation introduced a grassroots program called Team Reeve to leverage the power of people coming together to raise support and funds for cutting-edge research and quality of life efforts. But every team needs a voice to rally the troops -- a leader who could unite, educate and empower others to join the Reeve ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 16, 2015 6:06 AM EDT
Sometimes Facebook is not just a colossal waste of brain cells. It can be downright thought provoking. A friend and colleague, David Radcliff, a real Facebookian and in his off-line hours, a talented young screenwriter and journalist, posted an illuminating FB entry the other day about disability. David has CP and is very astute about what many young ... more...
Posted by ARucker on Life After Paralysis Apr 15, 2015 4:21 PM EDT
We have been talking to you over the past couple of weeks about Medicare Therapy Caps and how it was CRITICAL to secure an extension so that the paralysis community can continue to have access to outpatient rehabilitation services. Well, you spoke and Congress listened! Late last night, the Senate passed H.R. 2, the "Medicare Access and CHIP ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 15, 2015 3:58 PM EDT
Team Reeve runners Jerome Vinulan and Sharyar Aziz completed the Boston marathon on April 20th!  Sharyar finished with a time of 3 hours and 13minutes, and Jerome finished with a time  of 5 hours and 30 minutes! Jerome Vinulan  dedicated his 26.2 mile run to his son, Justin, who sustained a spinal cord injury in 2011 ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Apr 13, 2015 2:22 PM EDT

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Thanks for the update on promising technology. Let's hope it's safe and can be replicated in other trials.
Great news - when are they going to stop ignoring the people with ischemic injuries and do some research on US???? It g...
This is great... I always promote physical activity to those that I mentor. I am a CAF recipient myself and have writt...
Thanks for your real good activity
I am paraplegic with D5 dislocation fracture. As per my MRI report My spinal cord get completely transacted at D5, th...

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