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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New in the PRC Library…
The Simplicity of Life
. By Cisco Fernandes…Lulu
, 2008. Read More
For as big a football fan as I am, I read stories like this one, and sometimes I question the love I have for the game. That the part I enjoy most, the solid hits and game changers, are also sometimes the ones that dramatically change lives. You may have heard of the story of Tulane football player, Devon Walker, who fractured his spine while making a tackle on September 8, 2012. Here's an update on his progress and determination from Yahoo! Sports:Read More
In honor of our 3rd annual Best Mom on Wheels contest, I felt the following story featured in Glamour Magazine was great to share. Pregnancy itself can be overwhelming and so can a horrific car crash. Could you imagine that happen simultaneously? Have a read:
The story of Marcella Wagner, the Shasta County mother who was forced into labor when she was paralyzed in a car crash last year, is gaining national attention again.
Her journey is featured in this month's issue of Glamour magazine. The article is titled, "A Car Accident Took My Body From Me. But Not My Baby."Read More
I just returned from a mini family vacation on a two-day cruise. Since it was a brand-spanking new ship, as much as it was for fun, I still couldn't help but to look around for any wheelchair users and accessibility. I did spot a service dog on board, but no wheelchairs. But for those of you who are wheelchair cruisers, check out this tip list from Magee Rehab.
Here is a great article from NJ.com
about Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand. Read More
Here is a great letter from a recent Quality of Life grantee about a project we helped fund. I couldn't help but to share! (Check out some photos here.)
This letter is a sincere thank you to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for choosing the Brain Injury Peer Visitor Association as one of the recipients of a Quality of Life Grant for 2013. This grant is a lifesaver for our association. Each of my brain injured Peer Visitors and myself am honored to be representing Christopher and Dana Reeve and the foundation’s philosophy. We proudly display the Reeve Foundation logo beside our own.Read More
This email came through and it was too good to not share. A common complaint of our community is regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act not being met. For all your smart-phone/tablet users out there, check this out. It is an ‘ADA In 3D’ app available for Apple products and Androids. (The cost is $3.99)
ADA In 3D is an illustrated and interactive version of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. The 2010 standards became enforceable by the Department of Justice in 2012. Now you can see the standards in 3D pictures and models. Read More
Are you living with a disability and have been severely affected by natural disasters? You are going to want to read this from the New York Times:
New York City is in violation of federal law because its emergency management plans “do not adequately protect the rights of individuals with disabilities,” federal authorities said in a court filing on Friday.
Warm weather is upon us, and that means a spike in family vacations and trips to the pool or beach. But unfortunately it also means a spike in spinal cord injuries from diving and swimming accidents. This piece from the Atlanta-Journal Constitution outlines the danger that fun in the water can present. Please read it for the safety of you and your loved ones:Read More
I'm a big hockey fan and now that my team (NY Rangers of course!) are in the playoffs, the intensity of the post-season is quite high. Something just as exciting is this recent news from the United States Hockey League and the Chicago Steel. Check this out:
Jack Jablonski wants to play hockey again. The Chicago Steel did their part to make that happen for the paralyzed high schooler.
The Steel selected Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret's (Minn.) hockey player who was paralyzed during a junior varsity game in 2011, in this year's United States Hockey League draft. Jablonski was chosen Tuesday in the 28th round by the Steel.Read More
This past Friday, I attended the NJ Abilities Expo on behalf of the Reeve Foundation's Paralysis Resource Center. It was the first of a three-day expo and sure started off great! I met so many people, both general public and vendors, some familiar faces that I've met before, and others new.
I remember very well when I called last year's 2012 Best Mom on Wheels winner, Edna Escher-Gaston, to tell her she won... she was so thrilled, excited, and overwhelmed that her immediate reaction was tears. You can read all about Edna here.
This year, we're at it again, our nominations for the 2013 Best Mom on Wheels are open from now until May 14th.Read More
Congratulations to Reeve Foundation Board Member Matthew Reeve, whose short film "Better Days Ahead" was selected as May's Short Film Competition National Selection Winner by Film Festival Flix.