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This is where the staff of the Reeve Foundation is sharing up-to-the-minute information and putting some context around the news affecting the spinal cord injury and paralysis community. Not to mention insight into what's going on here at the Foundation.

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Most Recent Daily Dose Blog Posts

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, September 9th at 3:00 PM ET. Sign up here! September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and Candace's special ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 4, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
The National Resource Center for Supported Decision Making , operated by Quality Trust, an ACL grantee, is expanding its library of supported decision-making resources. Supported decision-making empowers older adults and people with disabilities by ensuring that they are the ultimate decision-makers in their  lives. In addition, the ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 3, 2015 12:22 PM EDT
We know for a fact that the members of Team Reeve Chicago love to race. We asked them what other experiences they had beyond marathons. We got some very interesting answers!   Gina Santucci I was a synchronized ice skater for 12 years.     Lance Martin I grew up in South Louisiana and am as Cajun as you can get (though ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 1, 2015 9:35 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 28, 2015 9:30 AM EDT
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
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
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
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
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
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

Most Recent Comments

Since my paralysis comes and goes, I now walk with a cane for balance. Once in a while the paralysis will sneak up on me....
Hi, Will be there at 10am for sure, thats a great celebration to be at. Thanks for sharing the information Julien
Thats a great program, its nice to see things evolving. Cheerz. Julien
Thanks for this article i'm speachless...
I think it's very positive for all of us.

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