August 2016

Starting a Support Group

By | August 1st, 2016|

Peer support groups can increase life expectancy, decrease depression and improve quality of life. They can also be hard to find.

What You Need to Know About Bladder Cancer and SCI

By | August 1st, 2016|

The risk of bladder cancer for people with spinal cord injuries is 15 times higher than that of the general population, but there are ways to even the odds.

July 2016

Adults with SMA Question Teen Jerika Bolen’s Decision to End Life

By | July 25th, 2016|

Jerika Bolen, who has spinal muscular atrophy type 2, plans to turn off her ventilator with the full support of her mother Jen.

Medical Marijuana More Acceptable — and Refined — Than Ever

By | July 1st, 2016|

Innovation in the safe, legal use of medical marijuana heralds a new age with refined strains and delivery methods, and possibly more relief than ever before.

My SCI Taught Me to say “Yes” to New Experiences

By | July 1st, 2016|

Since his T11 injury, Steve Dalton has learned to say "yes" to new experiences. Now, he says his life is better than it was before his accident.

Recreational Marijuana May Be Undermining Medical Supplies in Oregon

By | July 1st, 2016|

As recreational marijuana becomes legal and widespread in Oregon, medical marijuana card holders find their supplies are dwindling as a result.

June 2016

How Do You Cope When a Relationship Ends?

By | June 1st, 2016|

When her boyfriend unexpectedly ended their relationship, it broke her heart and left her scrambling for help with her daily care.

May 2016

Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Gifts American Vet with Mobility Chair and Mission

By | May 11th, 2016|

Striving to remove barriers and advance equal rights and opportunity, Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities is on a mission to improve the lives of those [...]

Learning to Shed the “I Can’ts” of Paralysis and Focusing on the “I Cans”

By | May 9th, 2016|

Stephanie Arrache sees no reason why she can't kick in her own way, regardless of her paralysis. Stephanie Arrache is learning to change [...]

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