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: Team Reeve Category
Marathon season is officially here! This weekend, some incredible athletes will be taking on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for Team Reeve. Here's the story of our Team Reeve runners. Jeff Kellogg, doing what some never thought possible since breaking his neck in 2007. Now though, Jeff is running the marathon this weekend. Read More
One of our dedicated Team Reeve athletes is holding their THIRD annual fundraiser! New Jersey, want to sweat for a cure? Join Team Reeve supporters on September 15th from 9-10:30am for a workout full of Zumba, kickboxing, and core.Read More
Ever see something and just think, "wow." Here's one of those videos. Paralysis community member, Alan T. Brown has been living with a spinal cord injury for 25 years from a diving accident and for his third year in a row he decided to conquer the ocean in a triathlon for Team Reeve. Read More
is a pretty cool documentary you might want to check out. With an intro by Dan Aykroyd and a song by Clint Black, the filmmaker covers a lot of ground and gives an amazing look into competitive hand cycling.Read More
When I first interviewed singer Jesse Ruben back in 2010, he was training for his very first marathon. That marathon, his first of many endeavors for Team Reeve, was just the start to a very noble journey. Honoring his best friend living with a spinal cord injury and the entire paralysis community for some time now, we'd like to ask you to honor Jesse, too. He is hoping to get on "Ellen" with his latest, uplifting, song "We Can." But he needs your support!Read More
I've written about these guys plenty of times before, but I just can't get over how awesome their quest to complete 50 marathons in 50 weeks in 50 states is. Handcycling their way through these marathons for Team Reeve, these guys are a forced to be reckoned with. Recently, they were featured in Team GEICO's newsletter. Check it out! Read More
This weekend, Reeve Foundation VP of Development Aimee Hunnewell joined me in Louisville, Kentucky to support our Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon team
. It's always a looong day on Saturday as the race starts early at 7am and our celebration dinner wraps up around 9pm, but it's full of such great spirit. Multiple times through the day Aimee expressed to me how wonderful it was to meet so many of the Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network
center clients, their families, directors and physical therapists. These are the people we work to raise funds for everyday. Their stories of injury and subsequent triumphs over paralysis are what keep us going. I've loved meeting everyone each year I've been to Louisville and was so glad Aimee got this opportunity too. Read More
This weekend, all of our NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) and Community Fitness and Wellness (CFW) Facilities will be participating in an annual summit; 110 individuals, 20 of which are living with a spinal cord injury, will also be participating in the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon on Saturday for Team Reeve. Each racer with a spinal cord injury is participating in a portion of the miniMarathon depending on their personal goals and ability. To learn more about this weekend's events, click here.
One of these NRN and CFW facilities is Frazier Rehab. Here's a great story about 24-year-old, Joshua Sparks, living with paralysis from the waist down who will be pushing himself to limit across the finish line this weekend for Team Reeve.Read More
Friend of the Reeve Foundation, Tatyana McFadden, was named the winner of the women's wheelchair division in the 2013 Boston Marathon. Here's a bit more about her win from the Baltimore Sun:
McFadden, competing for the first time in one of the world's most prestigious marathons, said she struggled to catch the lead pack for the first half of the race but was inspired by huge crowds at the course's famed "Heartbreak Hill."
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
We have some serious Team Reeve all stars these days with three handcyclists competing in 50 marathons in 50 weeks across 50 states! This is perseverance at its finest so in the words of Christopher Reeve, "For everyone who thought I couldn't do it. For everyone who thought I shouldn't do it. For everyone who said I didn't have it in me. See you at the finish line." We've introduced you to them before, but here's another great piece to check in on their progress. Read More
I have so much respect for all of our Team Reeve athletes who compete all year long. 26.2 miles, Ironmans, you name it, they all have a certain kind of drive. And drive certainly is not lacking from these three men handcycling 50 marathons in 50 weeks across 50 states for Team Reeve!Read More
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Be healthier.. do something you’ve never done before.. exercise more.. ride a bike cross country..? Wait. What was that last one? Yes, ride a bicycle across the whole United States. Okay, so not a New Year’s resolution for one of our Team Reeve All-Star athletes but he sure did this, and so can you! Here’s the story…Read More
[A quick note before you continue reading... I wrote the following blog on Thursday, just one day before the tragedy in Newtown, CT struck involving the loss of 20 children. The following blog is about the goodness and unselfishness of children. My hope is after reading it, each person will remember the innocence of children and make your day a little brighter after last week's events were so heartbreaking.] Read More