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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

We have received many questions at the Paralysis Resource Center about the ABLE Act and what it means for people with paralysis today.Here are the facts: The President signed the ABLE Act into law in December of 2014. The law allows people with disabilities to establish tax-preferred savings accounts to save for qualified disability-related ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 3, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
A message from Eric LeGrand: I can't believe another successful A Walk to Believe has come and gone. It seems just like yesterday my family, friends, and community came together to host the inaugural event, unaware that it would grow into a community tradition. Now five years later, A Walk to Believe has become a tristate affair that unites walkers ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 2, 2015 8:30 AM EDT
My name is TJ Griffin, and I am the peer mentor program coordinator for the Reeve Foundation Peer & Family Support Program . When I was a senior at Trinity high school, I broke my neck playing high school football. Growing up in a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth football was everything, so I guess you could say I went out in style. After I was paralyzed, I knew ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 1, 2015 12:56 PM EDT
Approximately a quarter of a million Americans live with spinal cord injuries and an additional 4 to 5 million people in this country are affected by paralysis of the extremities. For many, obtaining reliable information about paralysis, and gaining access to opportunities that increase independence, self-confidence, and the ability to ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 1, 2015 9:42 AM EDT
The Reeve Foundation is holding Caregiver Day seminars on August 2, 2015 at the Abilities Expo Houston in the Workshop area of the show floor in the NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center) in Houston, TX. Presentations are free to attend, however Abilities Expo Houston free registration is required. " Coaching for Caregivers: How to Reach Out Before You ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 1, 2015 9:30 AM EDT
Want to make your life a little greener? Start with a garden.We have great adaptive gardening tips for people living with paralysis featured in the Reeve Health Minute series.   For most people, a few simple adaptive practices can make gardening from a chair practical, easy, and highly enjoyable. Take a look at our gardening videos and see if this is the ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 30, 2015 12:59 PM 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 Jun 29, 2015 8:30 AM EDT
On June 1, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a new proposed regulation updating standards for Medicaid services delivered through managed care. At almost 600 pages long, it is the most comprehensive update to the regulation of managed care in Medicaid since 2002. It provides enhanced federal oversight of ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 26, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
Last February, FTL Moda pushed fashion boundaries and challenged disability stereotypes in its finale show at New York Fashion Week. Partnering with Models of Diversity , they featured models with disabilities -- creating an important new standard of fashion, where forward-thinking and ever-changing notions of beauty not only apply to the ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 23, 2015 2:10 PM EDT
Since the last live chat with Nurse Linda, she has posted topics about: - SCI & the respiratory system - SCI & understanding neuroplasticity - Bacterial vs. Viral Infections - Plus answered many questions posted by other community members Make sure to tune in for the next Ask a Nurse live webchat on Wednesday, June 24th at 3:00 pm ET. Sign up here! In our ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 22, 2015 8:30 AM EDT
We are excited to report that last month 20 US Senators under the leadership of Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Jerry Moran (R-KS), formed a new Congressional Caucus to support the National Institutes of Health . Members of Congress often form an official caucus to show affinity and support for an idea or group. The NIH Caucus shows ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 19, 2015 12:16 PM EDT
Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act From our friends at the Administration for Community Living (ACL): Please join us for a celebration of two historic victories for inclusion and community living. Monday, June 22, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Headquarters, Hubert. H. Humphrey ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 17, 2015 11:04 AM EDT
The Paralysis Resource Center’s own Donna Valente, the Director of Quality of Life Grants, has published her first book entitled Bits of Me . It contains a collection of poetry inspired by the journey of her life and includes a short story dedicated to her friend Carrie who passed away from complications from living with a spinal cord ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 17, 2015 10:26 AM EDT
Candace Cable believes that there were 4 elements that came together in 1975 that gave her, community, purpose, wellness and joy after her spinal cord injury at the age of 21. They were family, counseling, disabled students service’s office at Long Beach State University and adaptive sports. Adapting Life with Candace Cable , demonstrates ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 15, 2015 1:02 PM EDT
We woke up that morning like we always do. But who knew that by bedtime, we'd be living what felt like someone else's life? Drew, my husband, was coming home from the gym when, out of nowhere, a car recklessly ran through an intersection and hit him head-on. In an instant, our life changed forever. The doctors said the paralysis would be permanent. ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 12, 2015 12:13 PM EDT
Todd A. Johnston , Program Coordinator (formerly Northeast Regional Coordinator) for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP) , shares his story of living with a spinal cord injury and what he has done to improve the quality of life for those living with paralysis.  On July 23, 1983, while Todd was ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 11, 2015 3:07 PM EDT
Aaron Baker has always been one to defy the odds, and has been for the past sixteen years.Since he sustained a C5 spinal cord injury in 1999 on a motocross track, Aaron has been working to regain movement over time through training and physical therapy. Now he is taking his movement to the next level with his film Coming to My Senses: A Journey to Reclaim ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 11, 2015 2:47 PM EDT
We've heard from many of you in our community about your frustrations traveling with Amtrak. Here is an update and we will keep you informed of the work by the National Disability Rights Network to enforce ADA standards. On June 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a letter finding that Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 11, 2015 2:28 PM EDT
From our friends at the White House : This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark civil rights law that promises equal access and equal opportunity -- regardless of ability. It secures each person's right to an independent life, and it enables our country and our economy to benefit from the talents and ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 9, 2015 4:36 PM EDT
We would like to offer you the opportunity to become a Reeve certified peer mentor with the Reeve Foundation Peer & Family Support Program . Our peer mentors help people living with paralysis and their family members/caregivers by offering them support, guidance and information. more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jun 8, 2015 5:08 PM EDT

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