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Year-End Letter from United Spinal's CEO

Year-End Letter from United Spinal’s CEO

I hope this letter finds you in good health, and that you are looking forward to sharing some holiday cheer with family and friends.

Embedded: A no-holds-barred report from inside a nursing home

Embedded: A no-holds-barred report from inside a nursing home

It happened so fast it stunned me. After one week in a hospital, I found myself in a nursing home. Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised. We think nursing homes are just for old people, but that’s not always true.

Dustin Shillcox has recovered some movement in his legs as a result of epidural stimulation.

The Big Idea: Does Recovery Trump Cure in Spinal Cord Injury?

The Reeve Foundation wants you to support epidural stimulation, which just might change your life.

The Great Blue Man Debate

The Great Blue Man Debate

Is it time to consider redesigning the international symbol of access?

Crossing solid ice in a power wheelchair? Kary Wright says not a problem if you’ve got the right people helping out.

Travel: Glacier Buggies

Glaciers are formidable and far from accessible — unless you can catch a ride on a monster-sized Terra Bus.

Jarrett Martin: King of the Sky

Jarrett Martin: King of the Sky

Jarrett Martin has never stopped loving the excitement of freefalling, even when he became a T3 para.

News from United Spinal Association: December 2014

News from United Spinal Association: December 2014

In Memoriam: Terry Moakley; Wheelchair Challenge; Giving Tuesday

United Spinal Association Chapter Check-In: Illinois

United Spinal Association Chapter Check-In: Illinois

Illinois Chapter: Roughing it for Rehab; Spotlight Chicago

Grieving the Loss of a Service Dog

Grieving the Loss of a Service Dog

Service dogs greatly enrich the lives of their handlers by performing a myriad of tasks that mitigate a person’s disability. And they provide so much more — unconditional love and acceptance, a feeling of safety, increased positive social interaction. Trite comments like “no speeding” and “you are such an inspiration” are replaced by compliments about […]

Your Second Power Chair: What You Need, How To Get It

Your Second Power Chair: What You Need, How To Get It

Getting your first power chair can be a demoralizing process — at best you get to pick the color. Even well-meaning therapists and providers often don’t know what to expect. Until you have used it for a while, you can’t know how a power chair fits into your life. It’s then that you learn what […]