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Most Recent Daily Dose Blog Posts

Happy holidays to you and yours! This is a special time of year as we start to think about what surprises the New Year holds for us. At this moment, I want to relish in what a momentous year it's been and celebrate the many highlights for Team LeGrand. Together we worked so hard to make 2014 a triumphant year that will be very hard to top. With your... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 19, 2014 10:48 AM EST
The #BestofReeve2014 celebrates all that we have accomplished together this past year. This one story took Team Reeve to an all time high...literally. Dressed in his Superman best, FOX23 News shared this breathtaking video of Brandon Stone's skydive that raised over $10,000 for the Reeve Foundation. Thank you to all of our Team Reeve members who... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 19, 2014 10:40 AM EST
Today, there is a meeting to discuss the difference between inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities and how that can impact Medicare coverage of these facilities. We at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation believe that there is a significant difference in outcomes when receiving care from an inpatient... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 18, 2014 2:57 PM EST
With 2014 sprinting to a close, I would like to take a moment and reflect on what has been a watershed year for the Reeve Foundation. With new programs and research breakthroughs, we have transformed the impossible into the inevitable and worked tirelessly to deliver on Christopher’s dream of a world of empty wheelchairs. Thanks to your support... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 18, 2014 2:42 PM EST
The United States House of Representatives passed the  “Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act with overwhelming approval with a vote of 404-17 on December 3rd. This act will create new tax-exempt investment accounts for people born with disabilities, such as spinal cord injury and paralysis, to save for future expenses, such as... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 17, 2014 12:39 PM EST
Trinity College in Dublin, Becket's alma mater, hosted an exhibition this year called Fail Better . It was, indeed, a celebration of trying and not succeeding, leading to better tries, better results. And sometimes better failures. Among the exhibits at the show was "Superman's Wheelchair," featuring Christopher Reeve's... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 16, 2014 12:12 PM EST
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP) held a peer mentor training in Grand Blanc, Michigan yesterday in conjunction with our partner, Strength Training and Recovery (STAR Rehab). The training was led by Tom Hoatlin, our Midwest Regional Coordinator. more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 11, 2014 11:29 AM EST
Our 2014 Gift Guide for Individuals Living with Paralysis is filled with great gift ideas to help you wrap up your holiday shopping. We have selected a wide range of fun gifts tailored based on interests/hobbies, creativity and level of injury. Do you need some ideas for a tech lover ? Your favorite fashionista ? The family chef ? We've got them. Take a... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 11, 2014 11:04 AM EST
Get ready to laugh -- look who is performing at Hope for the Holidays! Are you coming? Register now. Sunday, December 7, 2014 Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, CA Doors open at 4:00 PM Hope for the Holidays this year features a live and silent auction, a special comedy show with Cathy Ladman and Taylor Tomlinson, the... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 4, 2014 5:44 PM EST
Are you looking for the "perfect gift" for everyone on your holiday list? We can help. Check out our 2014 Gift Guide for Individuals Living with Paralysis . This year's Gift Guide has some fun, exciting, and useful products in nine categories based on interests/hobbies, creativity and level of injury. Also, many of our special gifts... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 4, 2014 2:44 PM EST
I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. These months are going by so fast and now we have officially entered the holiday season. As another year comes to a close, I start to reflect on all we have accomplished with Team LeGrand and the people who have supported our mission to advance the care and discover cures for... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Nov 28, 2014 9:00 AM EST
November is my favorite time of year. Not only does this month signal the change of seasons, it also marks a time to recognize those who mean the most to us and offer our thanks. Thank you for all that you have done to help us change the future for those living with paralysis. This has been a watershed year for the Reeve Foundation as we move life-changing... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Nov 25, 2014 4:18 PM EST
Would you be interested in becoming a certified Reeve Foundation Peer Mentor at the upcoming training in Washington, D.C.? Learn more about  MedStar Washington Hospital Center . The Reeve Foundation has scheduled a one-day peer mentor training with our... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Nov 24, 2014 12:40 PM EST
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

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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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