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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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
The 2012 ING New York City Marathon may have been canceled this year, but the impact of all the hard work of our Team Reeve athletes didn't go to waste. Here's an email from one of our runners this year, Prithvi Shah, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, Edgerton Laboratory, UCLA.Read More
It's been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy took a bite out of the east coast and just over a week since Mayor Bloomberg made the decision to cancel the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, for the first time in the event's history. Read More
I love all that the Reeve Foundation has to offer and I hold Team Reeve very close to my heart. In 2005 Sam Maddox, Henry Stifel III, Linda Campbell and myself decided to put together a team of runners for the NYC Marathon. As employees and board members we wanted to give back to the Reeve Foundation in a personal way. That first year we were a small group of runners, about 20 of us in total. I was the solo handcyclist, having never rode a handcycle before let alone run a marathon. Sam traveled from California, Henry cheered us on the sidelines and Linda, a former employee gathered friends and family to raise money in honor of her dad’s fight with paralysis.Read More
...donate the proceeds of their wildly successful PIT (People's Improv Theater) late night comedy show to your charity of choice, the Reeve Foundation. John Benedetto
put us in touch with his longtime buddy Scott Rogowsky who hosts RUNNING LATE with Scott Rogowsky Thursday nights at the PIT, 123 E. 24th St. Read More
Flywheel recently hosted the 2nd Annual Sheila Rann ride to benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Sheila's daughter, Jaci Cohen, started the tradition last year as a way to celebrate her birthday and honor her mothers incredible spirit.Read More
Ambassadors Jesse Ruben (also a two-time, soon to be three-time, Team Reeve runner for the ING NYC Marathon) and Zack Weinstein were recently interviewed by MTV about their involvement with the Reeve Foundation. Check it out!
Jesse Ruben, 26, and Zack Weinstein, 27, bring a whole new meaning to being BFFs!Read More