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.

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?

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 [...]

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