NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United Spinal Association and The Buoniconti Fund today announced their plans to create a coordinated national network of peer support groups called the “Spinal Network” that will set higher standards in assisting people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D).
The goal of the Spinal Network is to ensure more peer support groups in cities and towns across the United States are connected to the very best resources to help people with SCI/D maintain independent and active lifestyles. Continue Reading »
United Spinal Association and National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), two leading nonprofits with more than 125 years of combined service to the disability community, have recently announced their intended merger unifying resources to become the single, largest membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) nationwide.
The combined organization will significantly increase the membership base and will give all members access to a wide range of national programs and services, including an established community of local affiliates. Equally important will be the powerful, authentic consumer voice that the merger will provide at the national level. Continue Reading »
Be counted: Living with paralysis? Care about the cause? Add your voice. Show the world the strength of our community!
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation has just relaunched the Campaign to Cure Paralysis map, now with better visualization tools and an expanded access to the paralysis community.
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is asking those affected by paralysis — the injured, their families and friends, caregivers and professionals — to add their names and stories to this map. Continue Reading »
Jumping out of a tree or riding a motorcycle without a helmet aren’t the only bad decisions that can turn into a spinal cord injury.
There’s also texting while driving and not wearing a seat belt.
This was the message that locals with spinal cord injuries were hoping to send as they spoke about awareness at various local schools.
During Florida Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, Coral Springs residents Ryan Gebauer and Alex Lutin spoke about the dangers of bad decisions at various local high schools, including Coral Glades and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Continue Reading »
Don’t be intimidated when shopping for a gift for someone in a wheelchair this holiday season. We gathered some top-notch ideas from wheelchair users and scoured all types of manufactures for their best bets.
We found 26 gifts in 8 categories from a wheelchair fishing pole to Wheelchair Pals (the hippo is pictured). Continue Reading »
Service dogs do more than just help the visually impaired navigate a crosswalk. Someone living with paralysis could use a service dog, typically Labrador and Golden Retrievers, to pick up any dropped item, fetch packages in grocery stores, turn lights on and off, make emergency telephone calls, help with balance, and even make transactions with money at a bank or store. Continue Reading »
Santina Muha not only rolls like a celebrity, she is a celebrity! She also plays an active role in the disability community. Santina is a guest writer on the EasyStand Blog, read some of her posts. I was inspired by her words, “There are people out there doing amazing things, and I believe we should all be recognized for our efforts, no matter what our abilities.”
“There are people out there doing amazing things, and I believe we should all be recognized for our efforts, no matter what our abilities.”
On Friday, April 17, Santina Muha, a T-11 paraplegic, was named Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey 2009, also making her eligible to compete in the Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant held in South Dakota this week! Continue Reading »