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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I just came across this statistical infographic of Americans living with disabilities. The image conveys everything from age and education to employment and limitations. This graph is pretty unique in captures the realities of those living with disabilities across all ranges -- those who are living blind or deaf to physical disabilities.Read More
It wasn't that long ago when I graced my college campus looking for an internship. Summer 2008 I interned with a newspaper, summer 2009, I interned with the Reeve Foundation.
A couple years later, though I admit I went into the internship that summer hoping to get some credits and something really awesome to put on my resume, I've gotten more than I ever thought: Read More
New in the PRC Library…
They Call Me Wheels
. By Geoffrey E. Matesky. iUniverse, 2010. Read More
In May, we introduced you to Rob Summers through our research breakthrough announcement of epidural stimulation (EpiStim) through which, Rob, living with a spinal cord injury, regained some function, walking, and standing abilities.
ESPN recently caught up with Rob to tell the story of his life. Have a look as the story translates in one man's remarkable journey...Read More
Though time for reflection is in short supply in the run up to the holidays, I have been considering the connections that bring people together and the incredible, inspirational volunteers who are advancing the Reeve Foundation’s mission. Among these volunteers are individuals living with paralysis, and the family members, friends, co-workers, and caregivers of Reeve Foundation community members. Read More
As Hanukkah is upon us and Christmas just days away I welcome you to get in the holiday spirit by reading Jeffrey's Gift, written by Reeve Foundation Information Specialist Donna Lowich.
"The Christmas tree is soooo much bigger than last year!" Jeffrey sing-songed in five-year-old fashion, dancing around the beautifully wrapped gifts. He turned to me, his chocolate-brown eyes reflecting the tree's blinking lights. "Isn't the tree much bigger and more beautiful than last year's, Mommy?"Read More
I was in New York City over the weekend, and I couldn't help walking by Macy's, seeing the bright lights spell out "Believe" and thinking for a second of Eric LeGrand.
This past Friday night, ABC News in New York aired a piece on Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand's recovery. Eric is enrolled at the Reeve Foundation's NeuroRecovery Network at Kessler Rehabilitation Institute in West Orange, NJ. Read More
Any sports fan will tell you, bragging rights are a big part of being a fan. No, I don't have many bragging rights for the Dolphins this season, so right now I'm using them for something else. I would like to personally congratulate Ms. Julie Lubinsky, the Reeve Foundation's Manager of Web Production and Social Media on being crowned the World's Best Webmaster!
Website Magazine has awarded Julie with this honor and I must say, it is much deserved. Julie jokes that all she does is copy and paste, but this website you're looking at right now is in great part because of Julie (or as I like to call her, JLu!)Read More
Spoken from an iconic American architect, Michael Graves explains simply why hospital rooms and facilities don't work. Living with paralysis, Graves has become frustrated with the design of hospitals facilities that force patients to be dependent. Graves is determined to fix these poorly designed areas.Read More
You might recall the story of the Berry family in July which killed the parents and seriously injured two of the children. Here's a bit of an update as Hanukkah nears of brothers Aaron and Peter, who are now living with paralysis from the waist down. The community has greatly come together to help the family.
"We definitely have our ups and downs, which is only normal, but they inspire all of us," Simone Berry said during an interview Friday. "They're doing very well."Read More
I have officially broken out my winter coats so the last thing I am thinking is swimming. That's not the case for swim coach Dawn "Bo" Tanner.
The new kid came into water polo practice and looked down at his swimming coach.
He didn’t like what he saw.
“An old lady in a wheelchair?’’ he thought to himself. “This is supposed to be the big swim school where everybody does so well?’’Read More
CDC Will Not Move Forward with Consolidation of Disability Programs.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that it will not move forward with consolidation of funding of disability programs through the National Centers on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Over the past months, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has been working with all our advocates and others in the disability community to reach out to Congress and share the personal stories of how consolidation would impact them.Read More
Ben Barres, M.D. Ph.D., a scientist at the Stanford University School of Medicine whose lab is a member of the Reeve Foundation International Research Consortium on Spinal Cord Injury, has been selected by the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience to receive one of four 2012 Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards.Read More
My favorite gift this holiday season: listening to our beautiful young friend, Antonia Sinibaldi, sing her heart out along with other talented Weehawken (NJ) High School chorus members during their fun and festive concert this morning for Daniel Webster School elementary students. Read More
“Keep the Lesson Alive”
by: Michael Thunell, Reeve Foundation 2011 Intern
Camp Baco and Camp Che-Na-Wah, for boys and girls respectively, are places where children can come together and enjoy themselves through many camp activities over the course of a summer. The event with the greatest impact on the kids and on the community however, is the annual Bazaar that they hold at the beginning of August. The Baco Che-Na-Wah Bazaar Foundation has been supporting the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for several years.Read More