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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In 2011, New York Giants owner John Mara topped The Star Ledger's
Juice list. The top spot this year went to another familiar name in football, Eric LeGrand.
The list identifies the most powerful individuals in sports around the state. Being from NJ, I can attest we are one pretty competitive state. Depending on where you are from, sports are part of a community, and well, LeGrand, (pictured at the Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network
at Kessler Rehabilitation Institute in NJ) has one big community rallying for him.Read More
I've been a fan of Fox's hit reality dance show, So You Think You Can Dance since season one in 2005. I am happy to report an email that just flooded into my inbox: Previous Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grant recipient, AXIS Dance Company will be performing on So You Think You Can Dance on Wednesday, September 5th! Read More
The Reeve Foundation is pleased to highlight publication of the NACTN/AOSpine Focus Issue on Spinal Cord Injury, which is a special supplement to the September issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Read More
This is a very exciting time for the disability community as the Paralympic Games
have officially begun. For about a week now, I have read several stories about the athletes themselves and their successes, the sports they play, the accessibility of London, and everything in between. Be sure to watch original video content at YouTube.com/USParalympics
and Universal Sports Network
will be airing highlights and specials in September. To sum it up briefly as much as I can, here are some links to keep handy as the Games continue. Read More
Have gotten a couple of emails on this, so thought I would share. I'll try to remember again at the end of next month too:Read More
Last week, I received a call from someone in Canada. Upon discovering I was from New Jersey, he immediately asked how I felt about the reality show, Jersey Shore. (I get this question a lot!) Thinking back on it, I really wished instead he would've thought of where I worked and asked me how I felt about PUSH GIRLS or The Glee Project.Read More
Our summer intern, Shana Hurley, did a wonderful job interviewing Tatyana McFadden and her mom about Tatyana's journey from an orphanage in Russia to being the fastest woman in the world.
At 14, she was the youngest member of the U.S. Paralympic Track & Filed team and now, nine years later, she'll be competing in London next week where she will be the first woman of any ability, to compete in sprinting events through the marathon. Read More
Matthew and Tracy Keil have been profiled by the Reeve Foundation
for their strength and family since Matthew's spinal cord injury in 2007. Matthew is living with quadriplegia from a gun shot to the neck during his second tour in Iraq, yet that hasn't stopped he and his wife from becoming loving and devoting parents.
Here is a piece published in The Denver Post about injured veterans and their opportunities and medical expenses to begin families.Read More
As I am nearing the end of my graduate degree searching for a graduate internship, I think back to when I originally was an intern as an undergrad. Thankfully, I found the best internship of all.. right here at the Reeve Foundation!Read More
As we are into the prime summer days, we can't let our summer safety falter. From bike riding to having fun in the water, it is a fact that we see an increase in serious injuries including SCI this time of year. Check out our Paralysis Prevalence Study
that shows over 200,000 people living with spinal cord injuries caused by sporting and recreational accidents in the United States.Read More
You should bookmark the Northwest Region Spinal Cord System. They are based out of the University of Washiongton med school in Seattle, but have a lot of good info that applies to anyone anywhere. They do a lot of "orums on various topics that they videotape and make available online. Read More
Have the 2012 Summer Olympic Games inspired you to create a bucket list and go for your own gold? Here's another stand-out that I think impresses me more than the gymnasts and divers twists and turns.Read More
Sean Graves is living with paralysis from the Columbine shooting in 1999. After the recent shooting tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, Graves and his wife, Kara, are offering their support and understanding to victims. They are part of the Reeve Foundation's Peer & Family Support Program
. Read More
Before I came to work here at the Reeve Foundation, I was someone who was afraid to even make eye contact with anyone in a wheelchair. Mostly out of fear of saying something stupid and embarrassing myself. I remember the first time I was asked to help someone in a chair transfer from that chair. My heart was racing, I wasn't sure how to touch him, I didn't know what to expect. Read More