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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At the beginning of the summer, I was lucky enough to spend 6 weeks in Italy. One of my favorite parts about my abroad adventure was the opportunity to travel. I had to learn how to book hotels, read train schedules, navigate bus terminals, and avoid ferry seasickness. Fortunately, there are countless ways to get from point A to point B, and sometimes you have to get creative with your combinations of transportation. Read More
Freedom to Live
is a nonprofit agency in California that provides temporary and permanent housing – and thus, independence – to qualified recipients, usually those with severe spinal cord injuries whose only other option is a nursing home. FTL subsidizes rent according to the financial situation of each client. Read More
This from Slate today:
Why do all the best parking spots go to people who can’t walk? That’s a question that haunts America’s biggest jerks every hour of every day. Read More
This is over two years in the planning! The Reeve Foundation and Inglis are planning our first-ever conference for caregivers this fall. We've been wanting to do something for the amazing people who provide care for people living with paralysis and other mobility disabilities. It will feature Dr. Dan Gottlieb and the technique known as mindfulness. Read More
I just discovered a new book on the very subject I was wishing there was a book on: nutrition for people living with SCI. It covers how to eat to keep yourself healthy from bowel and bladder to pain and pressure sores. I asked one of the authors to write a blog post on staying health as fall and winter came crashing in on us. It comes complete with an immune boosting salad recipe! Read More
Mark Pollock, Reeve Foundation board member is unlike most people you'll ever meet. In 1998 he was diagnosed as fully blind. Since 2010 he has also been living with paralysis. You can read all about him on his website. Recently, The Epoch Times caught up with Mark and what he is doing to change paralysis.
New in the PRC Library…
The Four Walls of My Freedom. By Donna Thomson, Foreword by John Ralston Saul. McArthur & Company, 2010. Read More
Writing has always been a passion of mine. (I guess I picked the right major, public relations and journalism!) While I've had my fair share of 20-page research papers, I've also dabbled in some creative writing. I journal a couple times a week and there was a brief time that I attempted poetry. However, my poetry phase didn't last too long because, honestly, I wasn't very good at it! Creating a certain rhythm and specific mood is difficult, so I definitely respect poets whose stanzas seem effortless.
Dana Ritter submitted a poem last August that I really enjoyed. I chose her to be part of The Tell Us Your Story Project because her words beautifully portray the life of a caregiver, a role that deserves a ton of recognition. I have a new-found respect for all the caregivers out there. Your job may not always be easy, but you definitely have the kindest, warmest hearts. Read More
Five world-renown coaches will be teaching at the 7th Annual DisAbilities Sports Festival this October. Read More
Living 20 minutes away from what most consider to be the best city in the world is pretty amazing. As great as New York City is, as much of a token and landmark in culture that it represents, it lacks in the accessibility department. Watching the news last night I saw a new app that those in the paralysis community are hoping to get developed, Wheel New York. Read More
Are you living with paralysis and interested in learning how YOU can feel better and improve your health? Read More
My name is Donna Valente and I have had the incredible honor to work for the Reeve Foundation for the past 17 years. In 2004, I began to work with the late Dana Reeve
on the Quality of Life grants program that she created after her husband Christopher’s spinal cord injury in 1995. Read More