Grandpa was likely a young veteran returning from World War 2 by way of six or so months in a military hospital and a year or two in a VA Hospital.
Ed Suhr, 55, is originally from Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in Portland, Oregon, but his life has taken him all over the world from China to South America, Europe to New Zealand.
Two years ago, Dallas Jordan Disbro was in the hospital recovering from SCI. Today he is living independently, working at his old job and riding the high of organizing a hugely successful fundraiser for his local chapter of United Spinal.
José Hernandez may be the happiest driver in New York City. The image of a smiling New York driver may be hard to fathom, but when you hear why Hernandez is so happy, it makes perfect sense.
Last year the United Spinal chapter of Tennessee hosted an outdoor adaptive sports day in Nashville. After a successful first run, they are upping the stakes with the second annual Camp United on May 20.
Daniela Schirmer had high hopes when she decided to get a Canine Companion for Independence about three years ago, but she never could have imagined the bond she would develop with Zandra (Z-Dog).
To get a better sense of how Hurricane Maria impacted wheelchair users and people with disabilities, we spoke with Gretchelle Dilan, the founder of United Spinal’s Puerto Rico chapter. A lifelong resident and wheelchair user, Dilan says she had never seen anything like Maria.
Marcela Turnage made her public debut in a 2014 Baltimore Sun article on the ReWalk exoskeleton. Since then she’s become one of the faces of the company and has enjoyed a wild ride around the world.
Before he sustained a C5-6 spinal cord injury, Randy Duchesneau was at home on the dance floor. Breakdancing didn’t have the same appeal after SCI, but Randy found a new hobby miles away from the dance hall.
As pretty and dreamy as those winter wonderland days are, they can easily become a nightmare when they bog down your winter wheelchair mobility.