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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On June 22, 2012, a sunny, steamy morning, more than 70 golfers -- family members, friends, and colleagues, as well as local physicians, nurses, and physical therapists -- gathered at Olde Scotland Links Golf Course in Bridgewater, MA, for the fourth annual Links to a Cure golf tournament. Read More
My parents always taught us never to judge a book by its cover. Awhile ago, I had read a really nice, feel-good, article, The Strength of a Noodle.
I'm not talking about a noodle that you eat or even the kind that you go swimming with. Noodle in this case is a sweet little dog (his actual name is Ramen Noodle!) Noodle had jumped off a bed and broke one of his front legs. Unfortunately, his owner at the time didn't take care of his medical needs and his leg had to be amputated. Not long after, from jumping off a couch, little Noodle needed his other front leg amputated.
The story is not about Noodle's loss of his legs, as our community can relate, but about the love of his owner, Jamie, and being in the moment. Photographer, Carli Davidson
, captures the beauty of Noodle and his differences.Read More
RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America, is holding its annual conference and assistive technology exhibit hall at the:
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
700 Aliceanna Street
June 30 - July 2.Read More
It's summertime and that means the sails are up. Here is a nice piece about a Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grant recipient about an upcoming event for sailors living with disabilities:
When sailors take to the water for the 2012 C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta
, from July 6-9 at Sail Newport, they will be assisting in marking the 10th anniversary of this remarkable event for sailors with disabilities. From its beginning as an event for a single class of boat, the Clagett not only has evolved over the years to include all three boats which have been chosen for Paralympic competition, but also has become widely respected as North America’s premier event for sailors with disabilities.Read More
This is very local, but I just had to share. Over the weekend I took my family to Field Station: Dinosaurs
in Secaucus, NJ. It just opened this spring. It is a park filled with dinosaurs. Park as in completely outdoors. The animatronic and puppet dinosaurs are very life-like. My seven year old son (as in "There are no living dinosaurs, daddy!") knew they were "fake" but that didn't stop him from keeping is distance when the young Tyrannosaurus Rex, which stood about six feet tall, went dashing by. Read More
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center will be at the Chicago Abilities Expo on June 29-July 1, 2012 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center where we would like to introduce you to all the great things our resource center has to offer! Read More
Dewey Doo-it Helps Owlie Fly Again is a children’s story inspired by Christopher Reeve. Our Paralysis Resource Center offers this book inside a FREE teacher’s kit that helps children learn about physical disabilities. Read More
Two amazing volunteer groups recently organized tournaments to raise support for charitable causes including the Reeve Foundation. Read More
FREE SHIPPING! Today only in the Reeve Foundation store. It's filled with t-shirts, hats, all kinds of accessories, and things for men, women, and children. You can get either the Team Reeve or Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation logos.
Go visit.Read More
Wilderness Inquiry (WI) has great scholarship opportunities for people living with spinal cord injuries. The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has provided funding for up to $500 in scholarship support for trip fees, staffing assistance, PCA’s, adaptive equipment, and any other supports needed to make it possible for people with SCI to participate in domestic WI trips. We hope you or someone you know can take advantage of this opportunity! Read More
Team Reeve training for the 2012 ING New York City Marathon
officially began yesterday with our first meeting at the exclusive La Palestra
training facility on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Team Reeve allows members to turn passions into missions helping others, and the energy and enthusiasm in the gym was palpable as everybody was excited to join the special community that is Team Reeve
Our friends at HomeFreeHome.org sent this update on the work they are doing, including a wonderful video:
HomeFreeHome.org is a group of volunteer Architects who design barrier-free home renovations that allow people to live with greater safety, freedom and dignity. We connect people with disabilities to local volunteer architects to create designs for small-scale construction projects such as; ramps, accessible bathrooms and kitchens. Read More
On Wednesday, May 23, the Reeve Foundation gave everyone in Greenwich, CT the perfect excuse to indulge in a little “retail therapy” before Memorial Day weekend began when we held our first-ever Reeve Shops Greenwich event.
New in the PRC Library…
Chiari Malformation: Causes, Tests, and Treatments. By John Hewitt, M.A., Edited by Michelle Gabata, M.D. Kenrose Media, 2011.
This is an updated, comprehensive guide to understanding Chari Malformation, a rare condition that was first described in 1891 by pathologist, Hans von Chiari. The topics covered range from diagnosis and treatment to what to expect from brain surgery. It includes information about the most recent advancements in research regarding brain structure and genetics primers. Additionally, there is an appendix referencing internet resources and further reading materials.
A copy of this book can be checked out from the Paralysis Resource Center’s library. Please see the online catalog and borrowing instructions
by Diane Bligh
Reeve Foundation volunteer
We just received some great information about two free events (a Twitter chat and a webinar) relating to working while living with disability. Here's all the info:
As you may know, the Department of Labor recently published employment rates for April 2012. The employment rate for young adults (ages 20-24) with a disability is only 30%, versus 62% for young adults without a disability. Help us in our effort to close this employment gap!Read More