January 2016

Everyday Advocacy: Poor Wheelchair Service

By |January 1st, 2016|

Q. I am paralyzed due to childhood polio and was bedridden for more than two weeks last month because my power chair (bought through Medicare) [...]

Crip Buzz: Inclusion, Meet Tolerance

By |January 1st, 2016|

Wheelchair user Lydia Nunez greets a member of the Clear Lake Islamic Center at the Love Thy Neighbor rally held by the Bay Area Unitarian [...]

Raising a Ruckus: In Search of the Disability Brand

By |January 1st, 2016|

Ever wonder why “the disability community,” of which you, dear reader, are a member or fellow traveler, is rarely mentioned in public discourse? Compare it [...]

Eat Well Live Well: Boosting Your Immune System

By |January 1st, 2016|

For many of us with SCI, winter means we need to be prepared to do battle with nasty bugs.

Letters: January 2016

By |January 1st, 2016|

Wheelchair scale, theater seating, wheelchair funding

December 2015

Bully Pulpit: If Hamilton Had Lived

By |December 1st, 2015|

The hip-hop musical, Hamilton — based on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton — is lighting up Broadway, not only because of its high-energy [...]

SCI Life: December 2015

By |December 1st, 2015|

Lonnie Bissonnette BASE Jumping Full Circle Jumping from Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho, a little over 10 years ago, a freak accident [...]

Outdoor Tracks: Growing with Mowing

By |December 1st, 2015|

I grin as the wind blows through my hair (OK, between the two of them). The smell of freshly-mown lawn permeates my nostrils, and the [...]

Para/Medic: Bladder Irrigant Solutions for UTI Reduction

By |December 1st, 2015|

Q. I’m in my 23rd year as a T9 para. I manage my bladder with intermittent catheterization, drink plenty of water and cath at least [...]

Ervin: Dial-A-Ride Kissoff

By |December 1st, 2015|

It was a bright, fresh, rejuvenating spring morning in 1993. I entered the dial-a-ride vehicle that was to take me to my destination. Little did [...]

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