Share with your friends:

  • Public Access

Group Information

Category:
CHRISTOPHER AND DANA REEVE FOUNDATION GROUPS
Description:
We at mobileWOMEN.org believe that women with disabilities steer their own lives. Empowered by knowledge, we are having children, pursuing careers, competing in professional sports arenas, becoming community leaders, and living life to the fullest! Now at mobileWOMEN.org there is a place for us to unite and ask questions, as well as share ideas, insights, and experiences. Most of all, this site is a place where we can learn from each other.
facebook.gif twitter.png
Access:
Public
Members:
40

Group Activity

Latest Blog Posts

Alicia Searcy has become Nashville’s go-to girl when it comes to fashion for people with disabilities, a mission first ingrained in her long ago without her even realizing it. Her mother had a love for style and made sure that her daughter, regardless of having cerebral palsy and using a wheelchair and crutches, was well dressed. Fashion was fun and a way ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 27, 2016 1:19 PM EDT
Christina Ormerod did what most other parents in the world do - she took her daughter to school every morning, nothing remarkable there. It was part of the every day trappings of being a parent, that is until a marriage break up and custody battle led child services to question whether she was fit enough to be a mother to her daughter.  Why? Christina ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 27, 2016 1:11 PM EDT
  "When I began water therapy," said Beth, "no one expected me to ever move in the water without someone holding me up."    My youngest child was paralyzed in a car accident near our hometown in Ohio. We became a team. In the rehab pool for physical therapy, Beth, fourteen years old and a new quadriplegic, tried and failed to stay afloat. Weeks later, I ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 7, 2016 11:12 AM EDT
Why not use modern technology to add a touch of convenience to your daily routine? Here are some of the best apps for disabled women: Stepping Stones This app is ideal for women who have recovered from traumatic brain injuries, have epilepsy or other conditions that affect memory. Women (and men!) with short term memory loss or learning disabilities ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 7, 2016 11:00 AM EDT
There’s no denying that there’s still a long way to go for fair representation of people with disabilities in American media, but the television commercials of the summer of 2016 mark a positive shift in the right direction. There are ample chances to catch people with disabilities on the small screen, as this summer’s ads show people with disabilities ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 30, 2016 11:48 AM EDT
There is an inexorable link between wheelchair use and diabetes. Paralysis (one the most common causes necessitating wheelchair use) increases one’s risk for developing diabetes, owing to many factors, including decreased physical activity and decreased control over food choices, though even those with only limited mobility can also be ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 20, 2016 11:01 AM EDT
Q & A with Heidi McKenzie What led to the start of ALTER UR EGO?   In 2007 I was in a car accident that left me a T4 paraplegic. Not long after, in 2012, I was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky, which opened so many doors...that were handicap accessible of course! I was an advocate for those in wheelchairs and I traveled the country sharing my story. I went on to ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 10, 2016 4:51 PM EDT
According to studies conducted by the Bureau of Justice , people with disabilities are as much as three times more likely to be a victim of a crime than those without disabilities. While the statistic is alarming, it shouldn’t be a reason for people with disabilities to shelter themselves from living a full, productive, and active life. It should, ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 10, 2016 3:56 PM EDT
The Problem “Record-breaking heat!” “First alert weather.” “Heat advisory.” “Scorching temperatures!” It seems that, for much of the nation, these have been common phrases used to describe recent weather. For many of us who are sitting, this means overheating (due to an inability to sweat), dehydration (which can lead to constipation) and edema. ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jul 26, 2016 6:24 PM EDT
Life After SCI On June 22, 2006, I was a 32 year old single mother of three and seven months pregnant, when a man broke into my home, shot me in the neck, left me paralyzed from my breast line down, and took the life of my unborn child. Despite the very horrific nature of my SCI (Spinal Injury Cord) and losing my mobility, I celebrate life every year. This year I am ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jul 20, 2016 11:42 AM EDT

Recent Group Forums Posts

  • 2 Replies
    Good morning, Jenn.
    Thanks for taking the time to send me good information. I am still looking for feedback from women who have a SCI and have recently had a pregnancy and delivery. So whoever reads this post, I would be happy to hear you are willing to share your individual experiences for the benefit of other women. Thanking you all in advance.   
  • 2 Replies
    Hi DRF,

    I hope you are able to get some feedback from the community on this topic, listed below is a link to our factsheet on Sex and Pregnancy which may connect with some helpful information and additional resources you can persure for your writing piece.

    Sex and Pregnancy for Females

    The Reeve Foundation also has Information Specialist on staff that can direct you to addition resources, please call 1-800-539-7309 or fill out our online form.

    Take Care,

    Jenn 
  • 2 Replies
    I would like to write a service piece dealing with the pregnancy and birth experiences of women with SCI. This article would be available to the community of active wheelchair users. The goal of my article would be to help women and their partners have a positive pregnancy and delivery, no matter where they lived. Right now, I am looking for women willing to answer some written questions dealing with their recent (past few years) experiences. Thanks to everyone who is willi...