August 2016

Midwest Ability Summit Rises to New Heights

By | August 1st, 2016|

Seven years ago, United Spinal Association’s Greater Kansas City Chapter hosted its first abilities fair. in the small lobby of one of the local rehab facilities. From those humble beginnings it would have been hard for even the biggest optimist to imagine how the event would evolve and grow.

Tribute to Former Executive Director Gerard ‘Jerry’ Kelly

By | August 1st, 2016|

Gerard “Jerry” Kelly, United Spinal’s executive director from 2002-2005, passed away June 18. Kelly was 70.

Sacramento: Networking Is Key to Quality of Life

By | August 1st, 2016|

Sonny and Jeanette Ali, founders of the Sacramento Spinal Foundation, talk about their vision for the organization, and are focusing on trying to network the SCI community with manufacturers and products.

July 2016

Accessing 3 Uniquely American Travel Adventures

By | July 1st, 2016|

Three affordable, accessible travel stories about finding Americana.

China Trials Suggest Walking Can Unlock SCI Damage

By | July 1st, 2016|

The China SCI trials are very successful — people with complete injuries are walking again, and regaining control over their bowel and bladder.

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.

South Carolina: A Whole New Feat … On Their Feet

By | July 1st, 2016|

Shouts of congratulations and waves of applause could be heard along the entire race route from runners and spectators alike. The unique reason for all of the support is that both of them have spinal cord injuries.

Spotlight: Hudson Valley

By | July 1st, 2016|

The Hudson Valley is blessed with a number of wonderful state parks, but there are two that really stand out for the breadth of their accessible options.

Hudson Valley Chapter: Instilling HOPE

By | July 1st, 2016|

The first two steps for almost any successful chapter are to develop and fully embrace a mission and then to figure out how to serve that mission. The Hudson Valley Chapter of United Spinal devised a great mission

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