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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The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP) a national peer to peer mentoring program. The goal of PFSP is to provide critical emotional support, as well as, local and national information and resources to people living with paralysis, and their families and caregivers.Read More
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center
will be at the San Jose Abilities Expo on November 22-24, 2013
at the San Jose Convention Center. Meet Reeve Foundation representatives, learn about our programs, and receive free
information and resources.Read More
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP) empowers people living with paralysis, their families, and their caregivers by helping them to go forward living healthy, full lives. Read about one family who has been positively impacted our program:Read More
What do these new Insurance Healthcare Marketplaces mean for those who already have Medicare? In short, the answer is nothing. If you're covered under Medicare, the following are some important things to remember: Read More
As you've probably heard, Health Insurance Marketplaces launched across the country on October 1, 2013. But if you're currently covered under Medicare, you're probably wondering how these new Marketplaces impact you and your coverage.
If you are a Medicare beneficiary, the following are some important things to know: Read More
By Nate Herpich
This past month, members of the spinal cord injury community attended the 2013 Working 2 Walk symposium
, hosted by Unite 2 Fight Paralysis (U2FP)
in Boston, Massachusetts. Held annually since 2006, the event brings together researchers from academia and industry with individuals living with paralysis. It’s a rare occasion for each of these groups to share experiences and science, and to find ways to connect on projects that, in the future, could benefit each of these groups. Read More
By Nate Herpich
Dr. Heather Taylor wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when she learned that her local representative, Al Green of Texas’ 9th congressional district, would be visiting the NeuroRecovery Network (NRN)
center where she is the director.
She of course knew how important it is to make inroads with Congress, and how critical it was to make a good impression — decisions made in Washington can have a major impact on programs, like hers, that are designed to help people living with disabilities. Still, she was unsure as to how much of an impact such a visit could have on a politician, whose job it is to meet with local constituents of all kinds on a frequent basis. Read More
This is a pretty awesome invention, way too cool not to share... an electronic dance wheelchair. The Reeve Foundation has had the pleasure of awarding several organizations related to dance with Quality of Life grants but I have never seen something like this. As inventor, Merry Lynn Morris, describes it: "It's just like any other dance.. it's just movement, it's just motion, it's connection, it's communication, expression. The fact that it is an assistive device is not that different than being a type of dance shoe."Read More
In October of 2010, Kim Carpenter was shot six times in the chest and abdomen and left for dead. She went into a coma, and doctors gave her little chance to live. When she awoke and it became clear that she'd survive, they told her she'd never walk again. Read More
Quality Living, Inc. (QLI), was 2012 Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grantee. They received a $14,406 grant to purchase a power wheelchair to add to their in-house fleet of chairs to be used by their clients. Along with grants from other foundations, QLI was able to add over 18 new chairs to their fleet. Here's a great update and photos from QLI about the how the grant greatly improved experiences for the spinal cord injury community.Read More
A group of occupational therapy scholars at California State University, Dominguez Hills, is seeking participants for a survey of people with spinal cord injuries regarding their sexuality. The anonymous online survey, which is estimated to take about 25 minutes to complete, asks participants to consider “how you view yourself as a sexual being as well as how you view your social supports and quality of life.” Read More
Reeve Foundation Information Specialists are available to provide the community with a variety of information about paralysis-related questions. They answer calls and emails on all issues related to paralysis and help those newly paralyzed or those living with paralysis for several years. One man, living with a spinal cord injury from the neck down from a bullet wound, was recently helped by a member of the Information Specialist team and has provided him with the support he needs.Read More
The power of mentoring comes in all shapes and sizes. We here at the Reeve Foundation understand its importance because we see the help it brings to so many through our Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP). Here is a great video, "Be Advised: The Power of Mentoring" by The TORCH Program.Read More
Do you have an idea for a rehabilitation or assistive technology device?Read More