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 [...]

April 2015

Freedom Flow: A Wireless Wonder to Empty Leg Bags?

By |April 25th, 2015|

Emptying your leg bag as a quad can be one of the most vexing personal care tasks out there. If you have a leg bag, [...]

February 2015

Be Productive While Stuck in Bed

By |February 18th, 2015|

The Super Gorone Desk straps your laptop in place so it won't fall on you. Bedrest sucks. There’s no way around it. But [...]

Will Polio Return?

By |February 18th, 2015|

So, American parents are deciding not to vaccinate their children because of a misinformed (in my opinion) fear that vaccines might harm their babies. Now, [...]

United Spinal Resource Center: Providing Resources and Resolve

By |February 1st, 2015|

Rena Smith was desperate for help when she contacted the United Spinal Resource Center after her daughter Brittany was paralyzed last August. Less than two weeks after sustaining a gunshot wound, the doctors were talking about sending Brittany home — not because she was ready, but because she didn't have insurance.

November 2014

Open Enrollment Begins for Affordable Care Act

By |November 14th, 2014|

The open enrollment period for health insurance starts Saturday, Nov. 15, and United Spinal is working with the White House to educate Americans with disabilities [...]

July 2014

Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready for a Disaster?

By |July 29th, 2014|

If your neighborhood was flooded during a disaster, could you escape to a safe place? Do you know what you'd do if your [...]

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