Barb Zablotney’s friends call her the Rolling Rainbow because of her positive attitude and the bright colors that adorn her body and chair — but the nickname wouldn’t have worked a few years ago.
Chris Dunn survived a diving accident that left him paralyzed, on a ventilator and mostly blind only to face an even more hellish reality: a year living in ICU fighting for his right to go to rehab.
Matt Tilford always thirsted for adventure, and he wasn’t about to let a T12 spinal cord injury quell that need. Twelve years later he is busy travelling the world and testing his limits.
United Spinal hosted a peer mentor training session at Helen Hayes Rehabilitation Hospital. Attendees included those who have overcome the challenges of living spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury, and other disabilities.
Finding the right job is a challenge for most people. When you’re living with a spinal cord injury it can be ten times more difficult. We put together a list of some of the common barriers to employment for people with disabilities, along with solutions that can help remove them.
A C5-6 SCI at 14 only increased his desire to build an exoskeleton, and today he lives a dual life that Stark would envy: CEO of an assistive device company by day, designer/inventor by night.