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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 tomorrow , Wednesday, February 10th at 3:00 PM ET. Sign up here! Candace's special guest will be Dr. Dan Gottlieb. Daniel Gottlieb, Ph.D., aka Dr. Dan, ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Feb 9, 2016 11:46 AM EST
UA Adapted Athletics Department will soon have a brand new facility for their adapted athletics programs. Friday, February 5th, the UA System Board of Trustees approved a $10 million budget to construct a brand new facility on the University of Alabama campus, which will become the new home for the adapted athletics programs. The 2-story building ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Feb 8, 2016 10:02 AM EST
When it comes to overcoming adversity, Deborah Mellen and her fellow volunteers at The Impossible Dream Project prove that an individual living with paralysis can conquer any challenge, whether it is on land or sea. “I never even thought of sailing before my injury, let alone after,” said Mellen, a paraplegic, and founder of the Impossible Dream ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Feb 4, 2016 3:13 PM EST
Join us on Wednesday, February 3rd at 3PM ET for "Dr. Dan on ... What Prevents Us from Giving and Receiving Love?" Join us and invite your family and friends to sign up now for Dr. Dan's next live webchat on Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:00 pm ET. From Dr. Dan: It is not the disability that prevents us from loving and being loved. But it could be the way we feel ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Feb 1, 2016 4:58 PM EST
Paralyzed Veterans of America launched AirAccess30.org . The purpose of this website is to collect stories from PVA members and the disability community about their air travel experiences. Our endorsers include the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Easter Seals, National Council on Independent Living, ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jan 27, 2016 12:21 PM EST
On December 8, 2015 the Senate passed the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act . The bill would require the US Secretary of Health and Human Services to bring together federal agencies, advocates, industries, and state and local governments to create a national strategy to support family caregivers. The ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jan 26, 2016 2:07 PM EST
Since the last live chat with Nurse Linda, she has posted: - Paralysis & bowel programs - New year opportunities for health - Service animals - Answers to many paralysis related questions left by community members like yourself. Make sure to tune in for the next Ask a Nurse live webchat on Wednesday, January 27th at 3:00 pm ET. She'll start off the ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jan 25, 2016 3:49 PM EST
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, January 20th at 3:00 PM ET. Sign up here! Candace's special guest will be Nurse Linda. Linda Schultz, PhD, CRRN, aka Nurse Linda, is a ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jan 15, 2016 9:00 AM EST
The Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence is accepting applications through February 7 for its second Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy seeks to increase the ability of leaders within the disability network to respond appropriately to the growing diversity among people with disabilities. The Leadership ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jan 13, 2016 12:50 PM EST
It’s impossible to anticipate what life will bring. When a freak accident while horsing around with friends caused a C4 motor incomplete injury for avid CrossFit and Tough Mudder participant Sherown Campbell, his future changed in an instant.  “When I was first injured, it took a while for it to set in,” said Campbell, a 32-year-old husband and father ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jan 12, 2016 11:00 AM EST
This summer, individuals living with paralysis will now have better access to the beautiful beaches, campgrounds, and miles of trails at three New York State Parks thanks to the addition of three Hippocampe wheelchairs. “The need for beach and all-terrain wheelchairs was recognized through patron requests and staff realization of the impact the ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jan 12, 2016 9:53 AM EST
The Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair at The Ohio State University announces they are currently accepting applications for tbeir Craig H. Neilsen Foundation-funded Spinal Cord Injury Training Program, which will take place April 10-22, 2016. Please visit our Spinal Cord Injury Training Program website at sci.osu.edu for more information on ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jan 11, 2016 3:26 PM EST
Join us on Wednesday, January 13th at 3PM ET for "Dr. Dan on ... beginning anew." Sign up here. It's a new year and Dr. Dan just cannot talk about New Year's resolutions. But he can talk about what they are all based on: Hope. Can hope hold us back? Can letting go of hope help us begin anew? Join us and invite your family and friends to sign up ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jan 11, 2016 9:00 AM EST
The Reeve Foundation Development Department is currently looking for an intern for the Spring semester. Interning with the Reeve Foundation is a hands on experience. We don’t ask you to get coffee. We ask you to be in contact with our community members, coordinate materials, help out at events, work with really passionate and spirited ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jan 4, 2016 4:03 PM EST
When they return for the 2016 session, Congress will continue work on  a bill to expand savings mechanisms for people living with paralysis and other disabilities. People living with disabilities often rely on trusts or other financial arrangements to save for the future while maintaining access to health care and personal care attendants ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jan 4, 2016 2:38 PM EST
There are only a few days left in 2015.   Only a few days left to have your gift matched dollar for dollar. Only a few days left to secure your 2015 tax deduction. Only a few days left to make a difference in the lives of individuals living with paralysis. A very generous benefactor has agreed to match every single donation that supporters like you make -- ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 26, 2015 9:00 AM EST
From our friends at the Kessler Foundation : Experiencing CHRONIC PAIN after SCI? This RESEARCH opportunity is for YOU!  Kessler Foundation researchers are studying how well two different kinds of web-based education programs reduce the extent to which chronic pain interferes with daily life and well being.  If you have had SCI for at ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 21, 2015 12:12 PM EST
In one of their last votes of the year, Congress passed a bill supported by the Reeve Foundation to protect access to mobility equipment in Medicare. The federal Medicare office had been planning payment cuts that would have seriously hurt access to complex rehabilitation technology – the individually configured wheelchairs and mobility equipment ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 21, 2015 9:18 AM EST
Since the last live chat with Nurse Linda, she has posted about: - Holiday safety - Joint and muscle pain - Peripheral nerve compression - Answers to many paralysis related questions left by community members like yourself Make sure to tune in for the next Ask a Nurse live webchat next week on Wednesday, December 30th at 3:00 pm ET. She'll start off the ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 21, 2015 9:00 AM EST
Our friends a the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) reminds us that we need you to call your Senators TODAY ! This afternoon the Senate introduced the “ Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act ”, which includes a one year delay in the application of Medicare competitive bid pricing to Complex Rehab Wheelchair ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Dec 17, 2015 4:43 PM EST

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If this does the same thing that the National Alzheimer's Plan for America did it will mean nothing in terms of helping the caregivers and will only spend billions of dollars doing redundant studies already being done by that plan. Family caregivers are caregivers, and the NAPA is already spending billions to determine what caregiver needs are. The...
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