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Alan Troop — 1945-2014

Alan Troop — 1945-2014

Author, avid sailor and longtime New Mobility contributor Alan Troop died at his Davie, Fla., home on Dec. 18, 2014. A devoted husband and father, he was best known for his Dragon De La Sangre novels, his freewheeling style and his versatility as a writer. Susan Troop, his wife of 27 years, says his infectious […]

Person of the Year: Jason DaSilva

Person of the Year: Jason DaSilva

When successful documentary filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with MS at the age of 25, everything changed — except his desire to make films.

A young Heidi Johnson-Wright inspires potential donors with pitiful tales about the miseries of growing up with juvenile arthritis.

Poster Child Has-Been

What ends the “career” of an adorable poster child turned teenager? Twins — two adorable poster children.

Jason Roy

SCI Life: January 2015

Jason Roy, an incomplete C5 quad, has lived a life full of parallels. A former city of Houston police officer paralyzed in a car chase in 2011, he has seen both sides of life — with and without a spinal cord injury.

Sen. Harkin, Dedicated Disability Advocate, Retires

Sen. Harkin, Dedicated Disability Advocate, Retires

After a distinguished 40-year career in the United States Congress, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin bid farewell to family, friends and colleagues on Dec. 12 in a moving speech delivered from the Senate floor. Harkin, who introduced the Americans with Disabilities Act, has long been a dedicated advocate to all people with disabilities after he witnessed […]

Stella Young, 32, Dies

Stella Young, 32, Dies

Stella Young, the Australian disability activist, writer and comedian, who received international acclaim after her TED talk entitled “I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much” has died. She was 32. “With great sadness we acknowledge the passing of Stella Young, our much loved and irreplaceable daughter and sister. Stella passed away on Saturday evening, […]

Rosemarie Rossetti's "Universal Design" Home

Rosemarie Rossetti’s “Universal Design” Home

After Rosemarie Rossetti became paralyzed in 1998, she encountered significant barriers in navigating the old two-story home she shared with her husband Mark Leder. These struggles sparked a 10-year effort in persuading sponsors to partner with the couple to build a home that would become a living laboratory for the concepts of universal design. They’ve […]

Wheelchair User Greg Abbott Elected Governor of Texas

Wheelchair User Greg Abbott Elected Governor of Texas

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott easily defeated Democratic challenger Wendy Davis after a long contentious campaign to become the first newly elected governor in 14 years. “Tonight, Texans sent a message,” Abbott said in his victory speech Tuesday night. “You voted for hope over fear, for unity over division, for the majesty of what Texas […]

Sled Hockey Team Gets Ice Time

Sled Hockey Team Gets Ice Time

Sometimes good comes out of bad. Just ask the sled hockey team that plays at the Depew Ice Pavilion, located right outside Buffalo, N.Y. That rink recently was retrofitted to make it accessible for the disabled hockey athletes, but it’s where the money came from to pay for the accommodations that’s unusual. The former treasurer […]

Two Wheelchair RV Blogs

Two Wheelchair RV Blogs

Ever dreamed of dropping everything you do, packing up an RV and just going on a long road trip? Read on to learn more about two bloggers living the wheelchair RV lifestyle. Rolling in a RV “Rolling in a RV” was started by Karen, a woman who was injured as a result of a hot […]

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