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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Category: Events and Workshops Category
Reeve Foundation ambassador, Scott Chesney, will be speaking at Kessler Rehab on Saddle Brook, NJ, on Thursday, May 9th at 6 PM. Read More
Portlight Strategies, Quality of Life Grant recipient and friend of the Reeve Foundation, in partnership with Brain Dance and Weather Underground is pleased to announce "The Getting It Right Conference" at The Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA, June 3-5. It will address Shelter and Transportation Accessibility for People with Disabilities. Read More
Scott Chesney, a two-time world traveler and navigator of life with paralysis for 24 years, has been described as a "profile in courage," "a master of living life to its fullest," and "a commander in change," while addressing more than 1 million people in 38 countries.
After waking up to a spinal stroke at age 15, Chesney has become an internationally recognized workshop and keynote presenter. His positive, inspiring messages have changed countless lives and his insights have been applauded by Fortune 500 corporations, hospitals/rehab centers, associations and an audience at the United Nations.
Clients, families, staff and friends are all welcome to attend this free event in Maryland. Refreshments will be served.
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Friends of the Reeve Foundation, HelpHOPELive
, will be holding an event and sharing the story of a young woman living with a spinal cord injury and her accomplishments that mirror the mission of our Peer & Family Support Program by demonstrating the real life experience of a person thriving while living with paralysis and helping to inspire others with her tenacity, loving spirit, and unwavering belief that she will walk again. More details below. Read More
Over the weekend about two dozen football players played in a charity basketball game to benefit the Reeve Foundation hosted by the Bob Stoops Champions Foundation. Here's a clip from The Norman Transcript about the event:
It was just over four years ago that Corey Wilson’s life was dramatically altered. On Feb. 27, 2009, he was traveling from Norman back to his native Carrollton, Texas, for a quick trip before the start of spring practice when the SUV he was driving collided with a pickup truck and started to roll. Read More
Back in August we told you about Sundance Channel's Push Girls being renewed for a second season, it will premiere on June 3. Push Girls is a docu-series that follows the lives of friends who happen to be living with paralysis. If you haven't seen it, prepare to self to make this your new favorite show! Here's the official announcement: 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
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
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
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