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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I've written about these guys plenty of times before, but I just can't get over how awesome their quest to complete 50 marathons in 50 weeks in 50 states is. Handcycling their way through these marathons for Team Reeve, these guys are a forced to be reckoned with. Recently, they were featured in Team GEICO's newsletter. Check it out! Read More
Many times, those not directly affected by spinal cord injuries do not realize the secondary conditions related to these serious injuries. One of those is the loss of bowel and bladder function. New research reveals progress in restored bladder function.Read More
You may be familiar with Rob Summers - in May 2011, we announced a significant research breakthrough in that Rob, living with paralysis, was implanted with an epidural stimulator. The results were remarkable and a very existing time for spinal cord injury research. Learn more about it at www.ChristopherReeve.org/Epi. Rob recently spoke with Oregon Live about his progress and where his life is now:Read More
New Video in the PRC Library…
Body of War: The Story of an Anti-War Hero DVD Docurama Films, 2008. 87 minutes. www.bodyofwar.com Read More
Magee Rehab, a site of one of the Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network centers, provides some tips for accessible air travel and getting through security. Security at airports should be as seamless as possible, so here are some really great tips to keep in mind next time you're flying high! (Oh, and be sure you add your tips too!) Read More
Growing up as a dancer, I was very accustomed to the stage; the feelings of putting on my very sparkly and sequined recital costumes, getting on stage for a just a few minutes showing what I worked hard for all year, going to competitions to win the coveted top prizes… I recently had the opportunity to watch “Miss You Can Do It,” a documentary part of HBO's Docs Summer Series 2013. Each minute of the 75-minute documentary brought me right back to my recital and competition days, I got those warm fuzzy feelings all over again. “Miss You Can Do it” is a celebration of young girls, living with disabilities, and the true, real beauty that defines each one of them.
This past weekend a new version of Superman hit the theaters. "Man of Steel" is the latest in this superhero series. If you consider to Christopher Reeve to be the ultimate Superman, check out the great interview with his oldest son, Matthew, in Newsday:
Can't get enough of the fabulous women of the "Push Girls"? This Thursday, June 20th, the Push Girls and Matthew Reeve will be on Katie! Be sure to tune in or set your DVRs!Read More
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation will be at the Chicago Abilities Expo on June 28-30, 2013 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Read More
I got an email from long time Foundation friend (and author
) Krista Rausin saying she was thinking of us as she was making these Superman cookies. She and her son and some of his friends are headed to a midnight showing of the new movie. Read More
You have until Monday to enter your nominee in the 2013 Reeve Foundation Best Dad of Wheels Contest. The nominations are pouring and they are all simply wonderful. Read More
From our friends at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
Participate in a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) study that will evaluate the effectiveness of arm stretches and exercises to preserve shoulder strength and function. SCI participants get an evaluation of arm strength, arm stretches and exercises, up to $400, and a free wheelchair odometer or activity monitor. Read More
I love seeing stories like this on a Friday to kick off the weekend on a great note. This story from ABC News features a loving relationship and untouchable bond out of High Point University in North Carolina. In the recent months where tragedy seems to flood the news, these are the bright stories that outshine all the negative.
Collin Smith, 22, and Ernest Greene, 72, may be an unlikely pair, but they are considered a “packaged deal” on the campus of North Carolina’s High Point University.Read More