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In an Op-Ed in today’s issue of the Los Angeles Times
, Matthew Reeve makes a strong case for why the U.S. Senate needs to ratify the international Disability Treaty, a document based largely on the Americans with Disabilities Act, and signed by 137 countries around the globe.
Are you a wheelchair user living in New York City or thinking of traveling to the greatest city in our country anytime soon? Some great news for you: The New York Times reports NYC has agreed to more accessible taxis. Read More
I spent my day a few Saturday's ago making a video documentary (posting soon) talking to caregivers. It's was one of the best days I've ever had! Read More
We've all seen tires and wheels from the time we were kids. Whether it was on a bicycle, a skateboard, a wheelchair, or a nifty science project. But have you ever seen one that folds?! Check this out from The Star Ledger:
Kathleen Hanek and her team at Maddak, a Wayne-based manufacturer of products for seniors and people with disabilities, spent six years on a project most people consider the pinacle of futile tasks.Read More
Did you ever have a dream? Ever look back on the steps it took to get to that dream? In this case, the steps are very literal. This video is absolutely remarkable showcasing how one woman had a dream to walk again and did just that. Read More
In 2011 and 2012 when two natural disasters hit the east coast of the United States and wreaked havoc, thousands were affected. Of those, several from the disability community. The New York Times reports New York City failed to accommodate the needs of its residents living with disabilities.Read More
It’s that time of year again, the leaves are changing, football season is in full swing, and Halloween is just around the corner. Halloween is not just a day to dress up and pretend, it also carries a significant prize for those who go all out in dressing up…bragging rights for the entire year (And for years to come if your costume is that creative). Whether it is at school, the office, or a Halloween party, the right costume can earn you a spot in “Halloween Royalty”. Check out some costume ideas below that will turn you into “the belle of the ball.”Read More
Wheelchair Hoops Player Stars in Guinness Ad Gone Viral
By Nate Herpich
Over seven million people have watched the latest Guinness ad on YouTube,
and the reviews for the TV spot have been rave across the board.
Radar Online asked readers if the recent advertisement “is the best beer commercial ever?” while Sarah Barness of the Huffington Post plead guilty to not being able to resist its charm, or its message: “We don't often give advertisers free promotion, but this Guinness commercial had us utterly captivated,” she wrote.
We're about six weeks away from Halloween! I think back to my favorite costumes growing up and it was always ones that were most creative.. it was fun thinking of them, making them, and ultimately wearing them during Halloween parades at school or trick-or-treating.
Now it's your turn to share your favorite costumes with us!
This week has been exciting as we announced the launch of #standwithreeve
In case you didn’t catch our email, #standwithreeve
is our chance to generate awareness for the remarkable community of people living with paralysis and spinal cord injuries – and the people who love them. People just like you. Read More
This is more than just an inspiring video; this is real. This is the realities of living with a spinal cord injury.
Football season has officially begun. The reality for the average fan is weekends dedicated to watching your favorite college and pro teams, fantasy leagues, waiting for the "oh" and "ah" moment of a big play. With all the excitement though can also come some devastating and life-changing plays as the paralysis community knows all too well.