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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Looking for some good laughs? Check out this even in NYC on December 8 to benefit the Reeve Foundation!
Last year our brother Dale Ahn, age 21, was involved in an accident that would hospitalize him for over a month and result in paralysis from the shoulders down. Immediately, my family started reaching out to anyone and everyone for advice, scouring the web for more information, and looking for answers. What kind of care would he need? What would be the best possible functional outcomes? Which rehabilitation centers should we contact? My family had so many questions. The one organization that stood out and that provided a platform to help the process of recovery, healing and hope again was The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.Read More
If you are currently a full-time college student who uses a wheelchair, this is one scholarship you are going to want to apply for! Check out this email I received from AmeriGlide:
We’re looking for a full time college student who uses a mobility aid such as a power or manual wheelchair, or a mobility scooter. Our goal with this scholarship is to contribute their education (and through it their future) by offsetting the cost of books and tuition. The scholarship is for $2500 and an ADA compliant AmeriGlide Pool Lift for the college or university the student is attending, which will allow them to comply with new ADA standards.Read More
Join us on Monday, December 3 at 3pm EST with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other disability related organizations, for a LIVE Twitter Chat on International Persons with Disabilities Day. The main topics to be discussed among the Reeve Foundation, the CDC, and other participants organizations will be in regards to removing barriers for people with disabilities, focusing on the need to promote an inclusive and accessible health environment.Read More
Check it out!
Desolate Warrior: The Inspirational Story of Will Ribeiro
. By James Ryan
. Lulu, 2010 www.lulu.com
After former professional fighter and Olympic-level boxer, Will Ribeiro, suffered a life altering head injury from a motorcycle accident in Brazil in December of 2008, he felt he had no choice but to post a message on Facebook asking for help. Read More
These guys contacted us looking for your input as they build their database on inclusive recreation:
While you are hanging out and chatting with family this weekend about how college is going and where your future is headed, consider joining the Reeve Foundation for an internship! That's right, we want you! We are currently seeking students to intern with the Reeve Foundation in a variety of roles. Read More
The 2012 ING New York City Marathon may have been canceled this year, but the impact of all the hard work of our Team Reeve athletes didn't go to waste. Here's an email from one of our runners this year, Prithvi Shah, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, Edgerton Laboratory, UCLA.Read More
The VSA & Accessibility Department at the Kennedy Center proudly opens the 2013 VSA International Young Soloists Competition. Read More
On July 15, 2012 Glenn Landers, age 54, was about to leave at a family get together in Waterford, CT with his girlfriend of 10 years, Patty Fraser. He decided to stop and try out the family's new trampoline. He didn't make it all the way around on his first flip. Glenn landed neck first and just laid there.Read More
Sign up for Staying Well after SCI: What You Can Do and How We Can Help. It's Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 6:30-8:00 PM ET. This is part of a webcast series from the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center and Spaulding-Harvard SCI Model System
Our friends over at the Kessler Foundation are holding a benefit for individuals with disabilities affected by Hurrican Sandy. Here are the details:Read More
One of our past Quality of Life grantees, Portlight Strategies is working to help people effected by Hurricane Sandy. Here's an update from them
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It's been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy took a bite out of the east coast and just over a week since Mayor Bloomberg made the decision to cancel the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, for the first time in the event's history. Read More
The Allsup True Help® Disability Web Expo is hosting a live Q and A forum for veterans with disabilities, their families and the organizations that serve them on Nov. 12, 1-2 p.m. (CST). Panelists include:
Brett Buchanan, Allsup VA-accredited claims agent
Michele Cowell, founder, Military Matters, an organization focused on veteran assistance and referral services
Derrick E. Felton, MSW, ASW, team leader and readjustment counseling therapist, Peninsula Vet Center
On Monday, Nov. 12, you will be able to ask questions during the live chat from 1-2 p.m. CST in the public chat.
You can access the online presentation, “What You Need to Know About Veterans Disability,” as well as information on various veterans programs and assistance at the Web Expo now through Dec. 26. Click here for more information.
To access the on-demand presentation and attend the live event, please register at WebExpo.Allsup.com
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The people at Jamboxx® reached out to us a few weeks back with this totally awesome musical instrument that anyone can play. You don't need your hands, all you need is your creativity! Jamboxx® allows you to play virtually any synthesized instrument completely hands-free or hand-held similar to a harmonica.Read More