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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In honor of our 3rd annual Best Mom on Wheels contest, I felt the following story featured in Glamour Magazine was great to share. Pregnancy itself can be overwhelming and so can a horrific car crash. Could you imagine that happen simultaneously? Have a read:
The story of Marcella Wagner, the Shasta County mother who was forced into labor when she was paralyzed in a car crash last year, is gaining national attention again.
Her journey is featured in this month's issue of Glamour magazine. The article is titled, "A Car Accident Took My Body From Me. But Not My Baby."Read More
I'm a big hockey fan and now that my team (NY Rangers of course!) are in the playoffs, the intensity of the post-season is quite high. Something just as exciting is this recent news from the United States Hockey League and the Chicago Steel. Check this out:
Jack Jablonski wants to play hockey again. The Chicago Steel did their part to make that happen for the paralyzed high schooler.
The Steel selected Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret's (Minn.) hockey player who was paralyzed during a junior varsity game in 2011, in this year's United States Hockey League draft. Jablonski was chosen Tuesday in the 28th round by the Steel.Read More
I remember very well when I called last year's 2012 Best Mom on Wheels winner, Edna Escher-Gaston, to tell her she won... she was so thrilled, excited, and overwhelmed that her immediate reaction was tears. You can read all about Edna here.
This year, we're at it again, our nominations for the 2013 Best Mom on Wheels are open from now until May 14th.Read More
Whether you live in notoriously rainy Seattle or in Miami with the 10-minute sun shower each day, you'll want to check out this list from Magee Rehab: "Tips for Wheeling in Wet Weather."Read More
Picture this... school's out for the summer (woo hoo!) A few months go by and go back to school you go in September. All your friends are talking about how their summer's were... family vacations, days on the beach, long carefree nights, doing some summer reading, maybe a part-time job... and then it's your turn. You get to tell everyone about your super awesome summer internship at the Reeve Foundation! That was me a few years ago, and now it can be you!
My name is Jennifer and I am part of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Information Specialist Team. In my role as an Information Specialist, I have learned a great deal about the paralysis community…here is my perspective.
Being an Information Specialist for the Reeve Foundation is much more than just a job. It is a huge commitment and dedication to something greater and done in honor of two amazing people: Christopher and Dana Reeve.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
New book from friend of the Reeve Foundation, Joshua Prager, Half-Life, is something we encourage our community readers to read.Read More
Jennifer French, living with quadriplegia, who was featured in last winter's Progress in Research publication regarding FES cycling, recently received an award for her sailing achievements.
At an emotional ceremony today at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, Johnny Heineken (Larkspur, Calif.) and Jennifer French (St. Petersburg, Fla.) were celebrated as US Sailing’s 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. Formally announced in January after being chosen for their outstanding on-water sailing accomplishments in 2012, the honorees were joined by family, friends, sailing dignitaries, fellow sailors and members of the media for a luncheon program.Read More
Love Land is a narrative dramatic feature film that follows Ivy, a young woman with a severe traumatic brain injury that affects her motor and cognitive skills, as she faces her refusal to be identified as a person with an intellectual disability. When she is placed in an institution for being a danger to herself and others, Ivy will stop at nothing to prove to the world, and to herself, that she is “normal” enough to transcend the label of “Special.”Read More
"Often people view my situation as tragic, but the last decade has been a continuing process of growth, both physically and personally. I want people to believe they can craft their own destiny. The mind is a powerful thing and with determination you create opportunities where others see misfortune." - Erica Coulston Read More
The Reeve Foundation is proud to report The Intouchables has just received a nomination for the 2013 Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film. The Intouchables is a French film based on a true story of a man living with quadriplegia who was injured in a paragliding accident and his caregiver. The story goes in depth to show life with paralysis, the relationship between the two men, and many similarities and differences.
This year, The Intouchables was also honored at 2012's A Magical Evening gala on November 28th with the Dana Reeve HOPE award. Read More
Is it REALLY December already? You bet it is, and so your holiday shopping is under way! In the fifth installment of the Holiday Gift Guide for Individuals Living with Paralysis you will find some new gifts in the most categories yet, with 11, and some returning favorites. You'll find the best Reeve Reviews of some of the products yet, and lastly, you'll find some really fun, unique, and wallet-friendly items. I'll let you decide your fav. items, but here are a few standouts I wanted to mention.Read More
The Reeve Foundation's Short Hills, NJ offices are without power. We will get to all the requests for information and help as soon as possible.
Here are some tips for dealing with the storm
and a place to let us know how you are making out. The one I would not have thought of is: A car battery can charge electric wheelchair. Read More
A few weeks ago we came across this blog from a journalist (Jimmie Tramel) at Tulsa World. Have a look a the whole piece
but summed it is basically explains that NFL's Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton often celebrates TDs by mimicking Clark Kent, tearing his outerwear to reveal the Superman "S" logo on his chest. Jimmie goes on to write the following towards the end of the blog:
...Every time he scores and does the Superman thing, how about making a donation to the Christopher Reeve Foundation?Read More