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.
Feel free to comment and offer suggestions. We'll respond.
In less than one week, Push Girls will hit the airwaves on the Sundance Channel. It has been said a lot, but these girls featured in this new TV show, put the real in reality television! Read More
Memorial Day weekend is just days away, meaning the official kickoff to the warm summer months is here. It also means that injury statistic spike a lot during this time of year. (We have created a list of summer safety tips
, please be sure to check it out and share it with family and friends.)
Here is a piece from The Charlotte Observer
about 21-year-old, Lisa Mozingo, who is living with paralysis from the waist down, who reminds us to take two extra seconds to buckle up!Read More
Katie Beckett was a quiet hero and an inadvertent pioneer in the civil rights movement for people with disabilities. When she was only three years old, her family and her doctors wanted her to live at home despite her extraordinary medical support needs. At that time, Medicaid would not cover the cost of her medical services in the community -- only in the hospital. Thanks to her mother Julie's tireless advocacy, in 1982 Medicaid policy fundamentally shifted to allow people with significant healthcare needs and disabilities to receive care at home.Read More
Planning a summer vacation? Go see some of our country's national parks!
When you visit a federal recreation site, just present some documentation of disability status and ask for the free Access Pass. Read More
Last week we were devastated to hear about the loss of our good friend, Mary Kennedy. Mary, Bobby and their kids have been some of the Foundation's best and most loyal supporters over the years. They've also been our family's great friends.
Our strongest memories are of Mary as a mom: not only to her four kids, but to the endless cycle of friends and family that whirled through their house in Bedford, New York (less than 10 minutes from our own). Mary was a figure of calm in the middle of the commotion: as you walked in, she'd catch eyes with you and give a big smile - 'Hi! Have you eaten yet? Do you want to borrow sneakers to go play outside?' Read More
This comes from our friends at Roll Call Wheelchair Dance
. Check it out!
Roll Call Dance, an affiliate of Nyemchek's Dance Centre, presents a dance program for adults with Parkinson's, MS, MD, Arthritis, or any movement challenges. This new program, serving Rockland and Bergen, offers the joy of dance to anyone. Read More
In an ongoing clinical trial, a paralyzed woman was able to reach for and sip from a drink on her own – for the first time in nearly 15 years – by using her thoughts to direct a robotic arm. Read More
is very saddened by the news of the passing of the beloved father of Mihra Seta-Hebib, one of our incredibly dedicated Chicago volunteers and supporters who also is an advocate and champion for all people living with spinal cord injury. Read More
Lately, I have been reading a lot and seeing a lot of articles and blogs about adaptive driving. Here is another really fun piece from CBS Minnesota about Jesse Honl who is living with paralysis. He really went creative and turned his Jeep into a hand-controlled vehicle he can navigate all himself. Read More
We all have them, but can't really see them. I'm talking about spinal cords. A scientist and artist collaborated on an exhibit all about spinal cord injuries. Check it out! Read More
I just got a super nice email from our 2012 Best Mom on Wheels winner, Edna Escher-Gaston:
Thank you so much for the honor of being the 2012 Best Mom on Wheels. It means the world to me! Your announcement was great!
I am also very grateful to The Foundation for all of its work enlightening the general public about the issues facing people with disabilities, and thereby improving the quality of life for all people.Read More
It is that time of year: for growing your favorite veggies and herbs and watching flowers bloom. Here is a story on gardening from your wheelchair. It is full of tips and tricks for making gardening easy and enjoyable. It even includes some tools and reaching aides to use. Read More
We can't get enough of wheelchair dancing, and here is one young man's chance to showcase his moves at the Paralympic Games!
AN award-winning wheelchair dancer will perform his moves in front of millions at the Paralympic Games opening ceremony.
James Ireland, 20, of Bloomfield Avenue, Leigh, was asked to audition by the organisers of the event after winning several international dance prizes.Read More