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United Spinal News: July 2015

United Spinal News: July 2015

VetsFirst Finds New Leader United Spinal Association recently announced the appointment of Ross Meglathery as the new director of VetsFirst, its program that helps thousands of vets reintegrate into their communities. Prior to his appointment at VetsFirst, Meglathery spent over 15 years in the military. Subsequently, he was selected as a Congressional Marine Fellow where […]

Member Profile: Tyson Gentry

Member Profile: Tyson Gentry

Knowing that friends, family and even strangers are thinking about and supporting you can make all the difference in the wake of a traumatic injury. Tyson Gentry learned that first hand when he was paralyzed trying to make a catch during an Ohio State football practice in the spring of 2006. “When I was in […]

Stairclimbing Wheelchairs: Fact and Fiction

Stairclimbing Wheelchairs: Fact and Fiction

The intersection of social media world and spinal cord injury world has exploded in the last few weeks with posts and videos of “miraculous” new stairclimbing wheelchairs. The first video to circulate featured a Mr. Bill-esque animation of a power chair sprouting tank-like tracks and a mechanized arm system that elevates, reclines and even fully […]

Darren Brehm: Climbing the Ladder of Success

Darren Brehm: Climbing the Ladder of Success

Darren Brehm has figured out not only how to manage as a high quad, but how to thrive in the business world.

Roll on Capitol Hill: Making a Difference

Roll on Capitol Hill: Making a Difference

Dozens of wheelchair users are about to converge on Capitol Hill to bring the disability voice to the democratic process.

Ramping Up for ‘Roll on Capitol Hill’

Ramping Up for ‘Roll on Capitol Hill’

An advocacy how-to in five easy steps.

Pittsburgh Chapter: Good, Clean Fun

Pittsburgh Chapter: Good, Clean Fun

The Wheelchair Wash & Tune-Up has become one of the centerpiece events of the Pittsburgh chapter.

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Oklahoma: Preventing the Unthinkable

In 2009, the unthinkable almost happened when the Oklahoma Health Care Authority came close to stopping providing durable medical equipment to anyone over the age of 21.

United Spinal News: May 2015

United Spinal News: May 2015

CRT Bill Reintroduced in the House; Rep Crowley Visits United Spinal; Mayor’s Challenge; Planning Access in Minnesota; United Goes to the Movies

Roll on Capitol Hill: High Stakes Issues

Roll on Capitol Hill: High Stakes Issues

Everything you need to know to advocate for better Transportation, Complex Rehab Technology and Medicaid — whether you attend Roll on Capitol Hill or not.

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