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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Carl Riccio has been living with spinal cord injury for ten years, and his sister, Kerry, has made a donation in his honor in lieu of favors for her June wedding. Read More
Our friends at Portlight Strategie
s are inviting you to a conference about shelter and transportation accessibility for people living with disabilities. I'm sure all the accessibility issues around super storm Sandy had a hand in making this happen.
In a disaster situation, you cannot predict who you will be serving. At some point, you will have a person with a disability who needs your help. When they can't get into your shelter, or use the beds you have available, are you going to explain that "it's not your job" to handle that? Read More
One year ago I wrote the below blog in honor of National Kidney Month. Instead of rewriting all the great tips and sharing the links, I decided just to repost. You see, I have a very personal connection to kidneys as I only have one. In fact, just this weekend someone asked me, "Well can't you just go get another one put in or something?" (Oh, if only it were that simple!)
We here at the Reeve Foundation hear all too often about urinary tract and bladder infections for those living with spinal cord injuries. Be sure to show some love to your bean shaped organs and read all the tips below for staying healthy. Happy National Kidney Month everyone!... Now go eat some cranberries!! Read More
The Scott Remington Family & Close Friends
held another incredible event this past weekend, and we are so grateful for this tight-knit community's commitment to the Reeve Foundation's mission. Read More
We ask all of our Quality of Life grantees to report back to us with how their grant was used exactly. Every now and then an email gets forwarded to me from a grantee that goes above and beyond to tell us how well their grant was used. Here's a letter and note from Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy who received a Quality of Life grant in 2012. Read on below:
Super Storm Sandy hit the northeast at the end of October. I have friends who are still not back in their houses. Much is still needed. It's hard to believe and easy to forget if you were not in harms way.
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs invites individuals and families displaced by Sandy to attend this Rental Fair. Read More
New book from friend of the Reeve Foundation, Joshua Prager, Half-Life, is something we encourage our community readers to read.Read More
Did you know that the Reeve Foundation's "Maximizing Life with a Disability" is a FREE program? It is being hosted by Healthsouth Rehabilitation Institute of San Antonio on March, 28th. It is an engaging, empowering, experiential, informative, and action-driven presentation that aims to help a person with a disability bridge the gap between where they are today... and where they want to be tomorrow. Read More
The Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP) recently completed a training session in New Orleans, LA. We were excited to certify 14 peer mentors that came from as far as Shreveport and even Mississippi. They are anxious to have an immediate impact in their respective communities. So if you know people living with paralysis, family members and care givers that may be struggling let them know about the program. Let them know they have mentors in their areas.Read More
Here's a nice piece about one of our community's biggest contributors, Rich Fabend, from Woodworker's Journal. Rich started our Learned Empowerment group where he shares his ideas for making life easier.Read More
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's Peer & Family Support program is recruiting peer mentors in Nebraska for a one day mentor training on April15th. If you want to be considered for the training, being held in Omaha, or know someone in the area you think would make a good mentor please contact Adam Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the only training we have scheduled for Nebraska and the surrounding area of Omaha.Read More
Since the summer, we've encouraged everyone to go to the theaters to see The Intouchables. The French film is based on a true-story about a man living with paralysis and the relationship with his caregiver. It is honest, funny, and real. Reeve Foundation President & CEO, Peter Wilderotter, previously wrote a piece for The Huffington Post about the film. Read it here. Read More