August 2016

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

Eat Your Mosquito Repellent

By | July 1st, 2016|

Summer is great, just not the mosquitoes that come with it. And if you have limited movement and dexterity, swatting those blood suckers away can be a long lasting pain … or itch.

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 [...]

April 2016

March 2016

Outdoor Tracks: The Dead Chair Game

By | March 1st, 2016|

Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong, will, and at the worst possible time. This dead chair situation certainly applies.

February 2016

Atlanta’s Shepherd Center to Offer Free Self-Defense Classes

By | February 10th, 2016|

A self-defense instructor teaches techniques to Shepherd Center inpatients during a June 2015 class. Wheelchair users in the greater Atlanta area now have [...]

November 2015

From Athlete to Spectator: Learning to Enjoy the Game

By | November 18th, 2015|

We have just started attending Georgetown men’s basketball team games as part of our 12th season as season-ticket holders. I must confess that the first [...]

Look, Ma! — No More Pee Spills!

By | November 1st, 2015|

Paralympian Bert Burns says the Melio leg bag has brought him a new level of freedom.

September 2015

Happy 10 Years Mitrofanoff Anniversary!

By | September 9th, 2015|

It's funny how we celebrate various strange anniversaries after our accidents. A lot of people with spinal cord injuries celebrate the date of their injury. [...]

August 2015

My Spring ‘Break’ or Try to Avoid Getting Hammered, OK?

By | August 27th, 2015|

Getting hammered on spring break isn't what it's cracked up to be, says Jim Barry. On March 20th last year, the first day of [...]

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