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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Dr. Dan has started a new discussion and wants you to join in. Ever have a broken heart? Ever felt like your broken heart won't heal? What have you done to help rebuild the love in your heart? Share your thoughts with Dr. Dan. Read on:
All of us have experienced broken hearts and broken dreams. And in many respects, those broken hearts cause more suffering than broken bodies. So I would like to start a discussion about what heals your heart when it broken and what interferes with that healing process.
Of course we have no way to really know what heals our hearts, when they heal all we have is our theories. Similarly, we have our series about why they are not healing or why they broke in the first place.Read More
The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE), a collaborative of leading disability and business organizations funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), announced the prizes that will be awarded to winners of its nationwide “What can YOU do?” Video Contest
announced last month. First place winners in each of the competition’s three categories (General Public, Youth, and Employer) will receive an *Apple® iPad®, and cash awards will go to second place winners in the General Public and Youth categories. The CDE is grateful to the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN
®), a founding partner of the CDE, for donating the cash prizes and for featuring the winning Employer video at its upcoming 15th Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL, October 1-4, 2012. Read More
Imagine being able to communicate through just your eyes? Check out the "Tobii Eye-Gaze:"
The "Tobii Eye-Gaze" communication device was made possible through a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Read More
Sometimes we all need a little pick-me-up. This story, written by former Reeve Foundation volunteer, Christine Fanning, provides that extra bit of inspiration through the eye's of a very loving mother.
Having children and watching them grow up is what every mother lives and breathes for. For most, the ultimate goal is to raise them into successful, independent adults who live an abundant life.
Deedee McCarty, 49, was getting ready to watch her son soar until she received a phone call on December 10, 2010. Nathaniel Bibaud, 27, was grounded from flying into the beginning stages of his adulthood.Read More
Here's a piece from The StarTribune featuring the work of Courage Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Courage Center is part of the Reeve Foundation's network of Community Fitness and Wellness Facilities.
Brandon Loney can't move his legs, but once a week, he sure does run.
Suspended by a harness from the ceiling at Courage Center in Golden Valley, the 23-year stares ahead at a mirror while two volunteers move his stocky legs across a treadmill. A third volunteer straddles the treadmill and keeps Loney balanced. A fourth controls the machine and rotates in when the others get tired.Read More
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From our Multicultural Outreach Program:
On February 16th, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelley signed the Adult Protection Act into law. Read More
Join Team Reeve Connecticut on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 7pm as they get together to beat the winter blues at Black-eyed Sally's (350 Asylum St Hartford, CT 06103) Read More
My family and I caught this on CBS News, New York last night, a nice feel-good kind of story about Eric LeGrand using his injury as a way to inspire others like him. LeGrand reached out to 18-year-old Janekia Wright, who is now living with paralysis from a car accident that occurred just four-months-ago.
It's no surprise that LeGrand's spirit touched Janekia and her family to reach for the sky. Read More
The 1st cycle 2012 Quality of Life Grants deadline has been extended! The Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to individuals with paralysis. Nonprofit organiations now have until Friday, March 9 at 11:59 pm EST to enter applications.Read More
Please join Gary Karp on Thursday, February 23 at 1pm EST (that's tomorrow!) for a free webinar on disability etiquette. Here's all the info:
Many people find themselves uncomfortable when they encounter a person with an apparent disability. "What do I say?," they wonder. "What do I do?!"
Not to worry. You don't really have to say or do much different than you would for anyone else! Disability etiquette is not about "sensitivity." It's about worrying less about disability, focusing more on the person.Read More
This past weekend on attended the Abilities Expo in Atlanta, Georgia exhibiting on behalf of the Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center. Though I have been to Abilities Expos previously, the kindness from the people of Georgia really stood out. Here are a few notes about the expo I’d like to share: Read More