About Kenny Salvini

A semi-retired adrenaline junkie turned writer, Kenny Salvini lives in Sumner, Washington. He is a C3-4 complete quad from a snow skiing accident in 2004. He amuses himself by writing a blog, “Typical Guy, Atypical Situation,” which started as a way to cope with life in a wheelchair but has recently transformed into a chronicle of his evolution as an advocate. In 2013 he started The Here and Now Project, a social support network for paralysis survivors and their families in the Northwest.

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December 2018

‘Doing Life’: Pushing Beyond Fear

By |2018-12-03T10:02:39-05:00December 1st, 2018|

Living a fearless life after a spinal cord injury doesn’t mean living with a lack of fear. In fact, it’s the opposite. It’s having fears and choosing to go forward despite them. Kenny Salvini talks with other wheelers about how doing life post-SCI requires a special kind of fearlessness tailored for the unique challenges we face.

October 2018

March 2018

December 2017

Flying the Unfriendly Skies

By |2018-07-16T16:06:15-04:00December 1st, 2017|

Two airlines broke Kenny Salvini’s wheelchair over the course of one year, and in doing so they set him on a mission to find out why accessible air travel is so difficult. What he found is a history of failed policy, an industry blinded by money – and a growing voice for change.

October 2017

July 2017

February 2017