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.

August 2014

Dan Buchanan: Flying High, Shooting Sparks

By |August 1st, 2014|

As a para and a high-flying professional pilot, Dan Buchanan takes his class act to the skies.

Para/Medic: Using Antibiotics Responsibly

By |August 1st, 2014|

Taking antibiotics every time you are feeling run down is akin to playing Russian Roulette.

June 2014

Skye Parker and the Quad-Friendly Kite Buggy

By |June 25th, 2014|

Have you heard of kite buggying? It’s a hybrid of kite boarding and land sailing and it looks like a blast! Kite Buggies provide a [...]

Ron Scanlon: 1956-2014

By |June 20th, 2014|

Ron Scanlon, a paraplegic master in the martial art of Kung Fu San Soo, died peacefully at his Ontario, Calif., home on June 11, due [...]

Handcycle Team Aims for RAAM World Record

By |June 16th, 2014|

Two paraplegic handcyclists are headed for the RAAM finish line and a place in history, 3021 miles away.

Illegally Parked Cars Get Ultimate Prank

By |June 4th, 2014|

Have you ever searched for an accessible parking spot only to find a vehicle illegally parked there? If so, then this Brazilian video of illegally [...]

SCI and Your Immune System

By |June 1st, 2014|

Researchers find what links autonomic dysreflexia to your immune system — and how you can benefit.

Para/Medic: Healthy Bones

By |June 1st, 2014|

Osteoporosis works differently in people with SCI than in the general population. Here are some dos and don'ts for healthy bones.

May 2014

Sean Rose: Kite-Skiing Across Europe’s Largest Ice-Cap

By |May 16th, 2014|

On March 29, Sean Rose, a paraplegic kite skier, attempted to become the first paraplegic to kite-ski across the Vatnajökull icecap in Iceland — at [...]

April 2014

Kickstarter Project: Real Roles for Disabled Actors

By |April 18th, 2014|

The screenplay for this movie is written by David Schroeder, a C5-6 quad. Although the roles for disabled actors in television and film [...]

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