People with spinal cord injury are more likely than the general population to have health problems related to weight gain, changes in cholesterol, and high blood sugar.
Since being shot 12 years ago, Christopher Johnson has learned to focus on solutions and be comfortable in situations where others might be uneasy. Those skills have helped him become a successful real estate agent, medical dispatcher and a leader of the Greater Boston Chapter of United Spinal Association.
Katie Smith has traveled the U.S. and the world, tried most adaptive sports, advocated for international disability inclusion and, most recently, began serving as the chapter leader for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of United Spinal.
Aspiring commercial director, college student, advocate and volunteer, Shayla Gaither has a lot on her plate. A paraplegic since birth, she is determined to change the way people view disability.
The Transportation Security Administration has shared some important tips to help you better prepare for security screening at our Nation’s airport screening checkpoints for the 2018 holiday traveling season.
A former teacher turned research assistant who also blogs about wheelchair life and serves as president of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of United Spinal Association, Megan Hammond is dedicated to helping people find the resources they need after a spinal cord injury.
In recognition of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to honor some of the game changers and innovators who make United Spinal’s diverse community truly amazing.
Scott Liesch crisscrosses the nation representing The Standing Company, trumpeting the many benefits of standing wheelchairs. He sees himself as more than a sales rep: “I want to get chair users up on their feet again.”
Triathlete and open-water swimmer Trent Theroux attempted to swim the 21-mile span of the English Channel as a fundraiser to benefit Rise Above Paralysis, the Greater Boston Chapter of United Spinal Association.