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Most Recent Daily Dose Blog Posts

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
New in the PRC Lending Library … Push Girl: A Novel. By Chelsie Hill and Jessica Love. Thomas Dunne Books, 2014. Author Chelsie Hill , co-founder of the non-profit the Walk & Roll Foundation , was inspired to write this novel after becoming paralyzed from the waist down at the age of seventeen. Hill’s experiences are reflected in the pages of the... more...
Posted by Sheila Fitzgibbon on Daily Dose Sep 30, 2014 10:12 AM EDT
September has gone by so quickly, and I want to take just a few minutes to thank everyone before the leaves start falling. First, I appreciate all the birthday love this month and every year. Your support since I was injured really means a lot to me and helps keep me pushing on. It's also special to me that I share a birthday month with Christopher Reeve. ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 30, 2014 10:02 AM EDT
Sepsis Alliance hosted its 3rd annual Celebration of Sepsis Heroes, taking place during Sepsis Awareness Month , on September 18, 2014 in New York City. The Reeve Foundation was delighted to be a part of their celebration. The annual event, now in its third year, brings together sepsis survivors, family members, patient advocates, healthcare... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 29, 2014 1:13 PM EDT
From Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) as posted on the ACL Blog : more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 29, 2014 12:22 PM EDT
This has been a year of milestones for the Reeve Foundation. We celebrated groundbreaking research with epidural stimulation ; we surpassed $17 million in Quality of Life grants; the Reeve Foundation Information Specialists hit 60,000 inquiries; and we announced Team LeGrand , an exciting partnership that will serve as a fundraising arm of the... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 25, 2014 12:39 PM EDT
The Paumanok Veterinary Hospital takes great pride in sponsoring its 18th Annual "Pets Over Paralysis" pet portrait professional photo session, Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Hospital, 639 Route 112 in Patchogue, NY 11772. more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 24, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
ArtPrize, the radically open, international art competition, in partnership with Ascentcare today announced the launch of AccessArt programming. Rooted in the spirit of social inclusion and the belief that Grand Rapids can be a leader in Universal Access, ArtPrize is thrilled to offer visitors who experience differences in mobility the... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 23, 2014 5:54 PM EDT
The Mark Pollock Trust is delighted to announce its partnership with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, San Diego for this year's Life Style Sports Run in the Dark. Proceeds raised during the San Diego event will benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 19, 2014 5:22 PM EDT
    September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and a good time to update your Reeve Foundation Wallet Health Cards. Through our Paralysis Resource Center we offer three personalized wallet cards that can help make sure you or your loved ones get the right care in the event of an emergency: ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 19, 2014 8:15 AM EDT
Join the QUAD Foundation , the San Diego Partner of the Reeve Foundation, for it's 13th Annual Fore Pete's Sake Golf Tournament & Banquet on Monday, October 6, 2014 at the Twin Oaks Golf Course. more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 18, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
Eric LeGrand , Rutgers University alumni and Adam Taliaferro Penn State University alumni, football players who suffered serious spinal cord injuries on the field, visited with patients and families today to share their inspiring stories and give hope to patients recovering from traumatic injuries, just like their own.  The pair personally... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 12, 2014 11:24 AM EDT
The 15th Anniversary of Olmstead video compilation is a DOJ/HHS tribute to the dedicated and brave individuals who have brought to life the Olmstead decision's promise of community integration for people with disabilities. The video features images and live interviews from disability rights advocates, including Sue Jamieson, the lead... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 11, 2014 5:15 PM EDT
It looks like all of our community members had a very adventurous summer based on the photos were sent to us over the past few months. Best summer travel photo submitted by Candace Cable. Second place photo submitted by Alicia Reagan. We received hundreds of great photos , many of which we featured on our website and in... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Sep 11, 2014 1:37 PM 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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