About Bob Vogel

A wheelchair user since 1985, Bob Vogel is an adventurer at heart and has written about experiences ranging from scuba diving to hang gliding. He works from his Loomis, Calif., home where he is on his greatest and most rewarding adventure yet, being a dad to his 12-year-old daughter, Sarah, with the help of Schatzie, his German Shepherd service dog.

March 2015

Kristi Hruzewicz: Sailing to Paradise — and Beyond

By |March 1st, 2015|

Para Kristi Hreuzewicz followed her sailing dream to a surprising life beyond her expectations.

Para/Medic: BioFlo, a New Option for Indwelling Catheter Users

By |March 1st, 2015|

At the heart of the BioFlo system, for use with indwelling catheters, is an inline system called the AutoValve.

January 2015

ABC’s “On the Hunt for Handicapped Parking Cheaters”

By |January 14th, 2015|

This guy was busted illegally using a parking placard by a sting operation. On Jan. 10, 2013 ABC News ran a very cool [...]

Para/Medic: Options For Dealing With Hemorrhoids

By |January 1st, 2015|

Hemorrhoids are extremely common in people with SCI, and the longer you have been injured, the more likely you are to get them.

December 2014

Wearable Lights to Increase Visibility

By |December 23rd, 2014|

Keep your dog — and you — safe when out at night by investing in a few wearable lights. When I’m out and [...]

November 2014

Grieving the Loss of a Service Dog

By |November 1st, 2014|

Bob Vogel ‘s beloved Schatzie enhanced his life in many ways. Service dogs greatly enrich the lives of their handlers by performing a [...]

Handcycling: Not Just for Paras

By |November 1st, 2014|

No longer do quads and others with limited arm strength need to sit by and watch as paras crank their mountain bike handcycles up steep [...]

October 2014

Nasal Stem Cell Transplant Enables Some Recovery In Man With SCI

By |October 21st, 2014|

Darek Fidyka, a para from Poland, has had some function restored after a nasal stem cell transplant. In 2010 Darek Fidyka, a man [...]

Meds with Hydrocodone Now Harder to Obtain

By |October 21st, 2014|

As of Oct. 6, 2014, people prescribed painkillers containing hydrocodone must visit their doctor’s office to pick up a prescription for the medicine in person, [...]

Para/Medic: New Study Helps in Choosing Cushions

By |October 1st, 2014|

How do you replace a cushion? When?

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