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Most Recent Daily Dose Blog Posts

Here is an easy way you can help change the future for men and women living with paralysis. Become a part of our exciting campaign, The Big Idea, to fast-track an unprecedented breakthrough therapy -- epidural stimulation. The Big Idea is the most ambitious campaign in Reeve history to raise $15 million for the next phase of epidural stimulation... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Nov 18, 2014 1:54 PM EST
We will be at the Abilities Expo Bay Area November 20-23, 2014 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 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 Nov 17, 2014 9:00 AM EST
"Your life is in your hands. Your life is what you make it," a brief but memorable statement from an extraordinary woman, Cecelia Fred . Cecelia, a paraplegic, was one of nearly one thousand attendees at the 2014 Southwest Conference on Disability in Albuquerque, NM last month. A four day affair that provided individuals living with, as well... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Nov 14, 2014 11:53 AM EST
Our friends at the VSA and Accessibility Office at the Kennedy Center have shared with us a list of calls for art, professional development opportunities, and exciting upcoming events for visual and performing artists with and without disabilities. Performing and Visual Arts Opportunities (listed in order of... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Nov 3, 2014 3:49 PM EST
Every year we create a "Holiday Gift Guide for Individuals Living with Paralysis." Unlike other gift guides, this one is specifically created and filled with thoughtful and useful gift ideas for wheelchair users and individuals living with spinal cord injury. The list wouldn't be the same if we didn't reach out to our community... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Nov 1, 2014 8:00 AM EDT
Dingle: The Helpful Ice Cream Cone Delivery Dog . By Audrey Kinsella Illustrated by Susan Anderson-Shorter AuthorHouse, 2010. www.authorhouse.com Young readers will appreciate the message, along with the wonderful illustrations, in this children’s book. Dingle wants to be helpful; but his owner has yet to train him as a service dog because... more...
Posted by Sheila Fitzgibbon on Daily Dose Oct 31, 2014 11:47 AM EDT
Because of the steadfast support of Reeve Foundation partners who fund vital paralysis research, we are closer than ever before to the cures so many members of our community need . This fall we launched The Big Idea campaign and at the end of this study, we will have a critical mass of data needed to propel epidural stimulation to the forefront of care for... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Oct 31, 2014 8:30 AM EDT
This weekend I had the honor of traveling to Boston, MA to celebrate another milestone for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. On Saturday, we welcomed our 14th NeuroRecovery Network® (NRN) site -- Journey Forward. The news was unveiled at the 5th annual Journey Forward: WALK event in which community members came out in droves to support the... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Oct 30, 2014 8:30 AM EDT
Help fast-track the most promising therapy for people living with paralysis to date -- epidural stimulation. Make your special tax-deductible contribution online today. Rob Summers was the first person to undergo this revolutionary therapy. He was paralyzed from the neck down when a hit-and-run driver injured his C6 vertebrae. Doctors initially... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Oct 29, 2014 8:30 AM EDT
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced Saturday, October 25, 2014, that Journey Forward has joined the Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network® (NRN) . The news was unveiled at the 5th annual Journey Forward: WALK. The facility will operate as an NRN Community Fitness and Wellness (CFW) center , which offers effective... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Oct 27, 2014 10:45 AM EDT
The importance of preventive healthcare for those with spinal cord injuries is well known. However, research suggests that patients living with SCI may have limited physical access to health care and receive fewer preventative services than able-bodied patients.  In addition, many individuals feel that their medical teams do not... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Oct 25, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
Would you be interested in becoming a certified Reeve Foundation Peer Mentor at the upcoming training in the Flint area of Grand Blanc, Michigan? Learn more about  STAR Rehab . The Reeve Foundation has scheduled a one-day peer mentor training with our partner,... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Oct 24, 2014 12:41 PM EDT
Nothing exemplifies the Power of We quite like our Team Reeve TCS New York City Marathon team . We come together to train, to raise awareness, and to help fund life changing research. With Team Reeve®, you are not in this alone! Take a moment and read about just a few of the 2014 Team Reeve NYC participants. "I run for... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Oct 22, 2014 1:16 PM EDT
It is hard to believe that it has been a quick 10 years since Christopher Reeve died. As an employee, I remember receiving an urgent call on a weekend night. My co-worker told me she had very bad news. Immediately, my mind went to two employees on my team who were flying out of Atlanta on a stormy day -- I feared something had happened to them.  The thought... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Oct 14, 2014 4:16 PM EDT
Earlier this year, we brought you the exciting news that as a result of epidural stimulation of the lower spinal cord, four young men, all classified with a chronic motor spinal cord injury, were able to move their legs and stand. This was an unprecedented, unparalleled, and unexpected achievement. Even more surprisingly, these men also experienced... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Oct 10, 2014 8:00 AM EDT
On the eve of the 10th anniversary of Christopher Reeve's passing, we have a chance to change the future of what it means to live with paralysis and we need your help. more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Oct 9, 2014 6:49 PM EDT
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities is seeking individuals with physical disabilities ages 18 to 64 for focus groups to explore their work experiences , including what has helped them find a job and advance in their careers. Specifically, they are interested in talking with... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Oct 6, 2014 3:05 PM EDT
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded  Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Promoting Healthy Aging for Individuals with Long-Term Physical Disabilities  is recruiting individuals with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome and spinal cord injury for... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Oct 6, 2014 2:45 PM EDT
General contractor and master home problem-solver Bob Kantner has great tips to share with you that will make day-to-day activities around your home just that much easier. Take a look at the great videos he has done for our Reeve Health Minute series. Bob has been building things since he was a boy and has been constructing high-end houses since 1968.... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Oct 2, 2014 8:30 AM EDT
Reflection from Emily Ladau, a model for Raw Beauty NYC As a visibly disabled woman, I'm often made to feel, during public outings, that I am on display. Using a wheelchair makes me noticeable, turning me into a sight that – despite it being the 21st century – still causes far too many people to stare as though I'm an otherworldly museum piece. My... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 30, 2014 10:55 AM EDT

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T-4 for fourteen years . I sure would like to get back on a horse.my accident was because I didn't have my seat belt on wh...
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...

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