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Most Recent Daily Dose Blog Posts

Eric LeGrand , Rutgers University alumni and Adam Taliaferro Penn State University alumni, football players who suffered serious spinal cord injuries on the field, visited with patients and families today to share their inspiring stories and give hope to patients recovering from traumatic injuries, just like their own.  The pair personally... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 12, 2014 11:24 AM EDT
The 15th Anniversary of Olmstead video compilation is a DOJ/HHS tribute to the dedicated and brave individuals who have brought to life the Olmstead decision's promise of community integration for people with disabilities. The video features images and live interviews from disability rights advocates, including Sue Jamieson, the lead... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 11, 2014 5:15 PM EDT
It looks like all of our community members had a very adventurous summer based on the photos were sent to us over the past few months. Best summer travel photo submitted by Candace Cable. Second place photo submitted by Alicia Reagan. We received hundreds of great photos , many of which we featured on our website and in... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 11, 2014 1:37 PM EDT
Could you use some good fitness tips that won't require you to leave home? We have dozens of easy exercises for you to do in our "Tips for Staying Fit video series" . Created specifically for individuals living with paralysis, each video is under two minutes and shows in detail how to do these adaptive exercises . Here's a sample of the... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 10, 2014 2:05 PM EDT
Driving to the airport for her first international contract, fashion model Wendy Crawford at the age of 19 was struck by a drunk driver and, as a result, became a quadriplegic. more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 9, 2014 12:53 PM EDT
Not only is September National Spinal Cord Injury Month, but it is also National Yoga Month. To honor both of these occasions, our friends at the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) have produced an Inclusive Yoga workout video for individuals with spinal cord injuries, changing the rules on what is possible when it... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 9, 2014 11:56 AM EDT
Now is the time to apply for a 2015 full-ride scholarship for AbleFlight's intensive flight training program at Purdue. more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 3, 2014 12:53 PM EDT
We will be at the Abilities Expo Boston September 5 - 7, 2014 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C, where we would like to introduce you to all the great complementary services that the Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center has to offer! more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 3, 2014 11:11 AM EDT
It's back-to-school time and we have an easy way for you to school your mind this fall. Check out our series of short videos with Dr. Dan Gottlieb on how you can improve your mind and live better. Dr. Dan has been a practicing psychologist and family therapist since 1969. He has been living with spinal cord injury since 1979. He is a huge favorite of our... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 3, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
New in the PRC Library… My Last Degree: A Therapist Goes Home After A Stroke . By Rebecca Dutton. Book Locker, 2009. In this book, Dutton, an occupational therapist, chronicles how she continued her education upon returning home after a stroke. She provides personal insight about the many problems overlooked by traditional therapy. These... more...
Posted by Sheila Fitzgibbon on Daily Dose Sep 2, 2014 2:56 PM EDT
Labor Day marked the unofficial close to summer. And what an eventful summer it has been for fundraising and nonprofits. The ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has gone above and beyond everyone's wildest dreams. This campaign has united the world around a cause while also raising awareness and funds for a debilitating disease. more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 2, 2014 2:37 PM EDT
As summer comes to an end, so does your opportunity to submit your Best Summer Travel Photo . more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 30, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
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 , a facility outside of Atlanta that is part of the Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network®  (NRN), 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... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 28, 2014 2:36 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
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

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what a heartbreaking shame that he couldn't hold on...such a loss to his family and the world.
Wish he could've made himself feel as good as he made everyone else feel.
Hi, I couldn't another way to contact you about the results of the Expressions of Paralysis. Thank you so much for inc...
WOW! AMAZING woman! We (my paraplegic son and I) have watched Push Girls and he now feels like he can do things,like he...
Hi, I m from India and started jewelry designing post my accident. Can I also participate in this ?

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