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.
Our friend, Mark Felling, president over at Broadened Horizons
(selling gear for people living with mobility issues) posted a nice review of the accessibility of a couple of the new Apple products -- the iPhone 5 and the Macbook Air 2012 including Dragon Dictate and Siri.Read More
This from The New York Times
Tens of thousands of people with chronic conditions and disabilities may find it easier to qualify for Medicare coverage of potentially costly home health care, skilled nursing home stays and outpatient therapy under policy changes planned by the Obama administration. Read More
A few weeks ago we came across this blog from a journalist (Jimmie Tramel) at Tulsa World. Have a look a the whole piece
but summed it is basically explains that NFL's Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton often celebrates TDs by mimicking Clark Kent, tearing his outerwear to reveal the Superman "S" logo on his chest. Jimmie goes on to write the following towards the end of the blog:
...Every time he scores and does the Superman thing, how about making a donation to the Christopher Reeve Foundation?Read More
...donate the proceeds of their wildly successful PIT (People's Improv Theater) late night comedy show to your charity of choice, the Reeve Foundation. John Benedetto
put us in touch with his longtime buddy Scott Rogowsky who hosts RUNNING LATE with Scott Rogowsky Thursday nights at the PIT, 123 E. 24th St. Read More
Saralee Perel is a regular contributor to our community. All of her pieces have a touch a magic to them. Here's her latest:Read More
The Spinal Cord Injury Association of Washington spearheaded the 2nd annual Greenlake Walk & Roll to benefit the programs of both SCIAW and the Reeve Foundation, and the event was a tremendous success as well over 100 people registered in advance to participate and many more turned out for a beautiful day.
Seeing and hearing so many beautiful people come out to support Alan Brown and his Power of We Campaign for the Reeve Foundation
this past weekend was awesome! The Campaign’s official kick-off event at Passion Nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino® in Hollywood, Florida brought together over 350 FOA’s (Friends – or Family—of Alan) who, led by a volunteer committee and supported by in-kind donations, helped raise over $65,000 in sponsorships, ticket purchases, auction bids and raffle sales. Read More
The 9th annual Annual Christopher Reeve Hot Topics in Stem Cell Biology Evening of Data Blitzes will be held tonight, 10/15, at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans. Read More
My favorite part of Halloween is opening the door to kids all dressed up. The doorbell rings and I yell to mom and dad, “I got it!”
If the costume is super creative, they get extra pieces of candy from me. Want some extra candy this year? My best advice, use your wheelchair as the ultimate prop and literally roll over any competition in a costume contest!
Here’s a few imaginative and original wheelchair Halloween costumes we compiled from community members. And please be sure to share any of your ideas and pictures. Read More
Earlier this week, actor and Reeve Foundation ambassador Zack Weinstein, who is living with quadriplegia from a swimming accident, received the Christopher Reeve Acting Scholarship at the Media Access Awards in California. The Media Access Awards honor individuals in the entertainment and broadcast industries for their efforts in promoting awareness of disabilities. Zack embraced the award and discussed the honor in an interview with Backstage.com.Read More
A video about these guys came across my desk:
For the past 25 years, 'Warriors on Wheels' has been providing strength and conditioning for persons of differing physical abilities and needs at their unique adaptive gym in Albany, NY. Read More
We love this piece featuring Reeve Foundation ambassador, Ali Stroker
, and Push Girls
star, Chelsie Hill who are part of the Team Hotwheelz group. Ever thought you couldn't dance because of your wheels? Think again.Read More
I just received this email from the Freedom Center for Independent Living in Middleton, Delaware. it is always enjoyable to hear from Quality of Life Grants recipients and how they are putting their dollars to work. Here's the email and a great picture to go along with it.
I would like to personally thank the Christopher Reeve & Dana Reeve Foundation for first your consideration and then granting us one of your Quality of Life Grants. I run the Social Recreation Program and was more than willing to write the grant since I truly believe in my heart we are changing lives. I can write a book but a heartfelt thank you to the organization is what I wanted to say.Read More
The Washington Post writes the following piece about insurance and employment for individuals living with disabilities.
Disability experts say at least two factors are behind the insurers’ expanded involvement with their clients — a little bit of altruism coupled with a lot of business sense.Read More
You watch So You Think You Can Dance
? and wonder "Can I do that?" Well, sure you can! Check out the first-ever training manual on integrated dance from The Dancing Wheels Company & School.
Physically Integrated Dance Training: The Dancing Wheels Comprehensive Guide for Teachers, Choreographers and Students of Mixed Abilities
is based on training methods developed over the past three decades by Dancing Wheels and augmented with the latest research into the physiological parameters of wheelchair users. The result is a first-of-its-kind curriculum offering a unique synthesis of artistic and scientific disciplines toward the advancement of physically integrated dance training for dance teachers on all levels of the educational spectrum as well as dancers with and without disabilities from novice to professional levels.Read More