About Richard Holicky

Two years post-spinal cord injury, Richard Holicky got his start with NM in 1991 following a chance encounter with Barry Corbet, and he has contributed stories every year since. He wrote for Craig Rehabilitation Hospital’s research department, at first full-time, and as a consultant from 1997 until 2014. In 2010 he was instrumental in creating, then facilitating the three-part Reinventing Yourself study, which focuses on wheelers new and old, and family caregivers. Holicky has also penned an SCI caregiver’s manual and Roll Models, a “survivor’s manual” for people with new spinal cord injuries.

June 2009

Bold Moves: Taking Big Risks to Reinvent Ourselves

By | June 1st, 2009|

Tired of your job? Your town? Your life? Ever think of chucking it all, packing up and moving to more exciting environs — physically, psychologically, emotionally, [...]

March 2009

Untethering the Invisible Knot

By | March 1st, 2009|

It came on very slowly, first the stiffness, along with more spasticity, making different movements more difficult. I'm a "fake quad," an incomplete C5-6 with [...]

May 2008

Escaping the Nursing Home

By | May 1st, 2008|

Photo by Ray Ng People end up in nursing homes for a variety of reasons, the biggest four being they have nowhere else [...]

November 2007

Kmart versus the ADA Cops

By | November 1st, 2007|

Carrie Ann Lucas wasn't looking to sue Kmart. She simply wanted to shop there but couldn't do so without running into accessibility hassles such as [...]

July 2007

The View from C3

By | July 1st, 2007|

Bob & Lisa Heinle Numerous studies tell us that severity of disability often has little to do with the way a person perceives [...]

August 2006

The Pain Falls Mainly on the Brain

By | August 1st, 2006|

"I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good [...]

May 2006

The Gathering Storm in Health Care Coverage

By | May 1st, 2006|

Activists protested Tennessee's draconian cuts to its enhanced Medicaid program, TennCare, every day for more than two months. Photo by Al Levenson Bill [...]

October 2005

Charmaine Brown: Her Art Comes First

By | October 1st, 2005|

Her art may focus on disability, but don't dare call Charmaine Brown a disabled artist. "I'm an artist, not a handicapped girl in a wheelchair," [...]

June 2005

Gangbangers: Back from the Brink

By | June 1st, 2005|

You’d think that getting shot and ending up in a chair would be enough to send people on a different career path. Some people, like Eric Gibson, learn more quickly than others.

May 2005

SCI Recovery: The Global Search

By | May 1st, 2005|

We've been hearing that a cure for spinal cord injury is just around the corner--five to 10 years in the future--for the past 30 years [...]

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