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Pushrim in the park at Apollo Park

June 18, 2016 from 11am to 4pm
Pushrim is getting ready for our second annual park fundraiser. Looking forward to seeing lots of our members there. We will be having lots of fun and entertainment hope you guys can make it.…See More
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Pushrim in the park at Apollo Park

June 18, 2016 from 11am to 4pm
Pushrim is getting ready for our second annual park fundraiser. Looking forward to seeing lots of our members there. We will be having lots of fun and entertainment hope you guys can make it.…See More
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Episode 50 - Back to Driving

Posted by Richard Bell on April 19, 2016 at 9:30am 0 Comments

On this episode we talk about getting back behind the wheel with Sandra Okada.


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push nation fest is 1 week away!

Posted by Push Nation Festival on April 15, 2016 at 2:14pm 0 Comments

Hi everyone

We are PushNationFest2016! :D  And would like to invite all of you to our event happening in 1 week! (so exciting)! 

It's in the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa,FL and it's on Friday 2-8pm and Saturday 10am-5pm. There's going to be a lot fun activities to do, inspirational speakers, and free raffles to win cool prizes.

If you're interested or want to know more follow us on social media @pushnationfest to…


Cripper Review by Quadtools

Posted by Ray on March 22, 2016 at 6:31pm 1 Comment

Help Pushrim reach 1,000 followers

Posted by Jessica on February 24, 2016 at 1:25pm 0 Comments

Please be sure to like Pushrim Foundation's facebook page and share with friends. Help my friends Ray Pizarro and Richard Bell reach 1,000 followers.

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SCI Research; Under Five Years?

Posted by Jeff Charlebois on February 23, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments



Five Years?



This year, while visiting the family in Florida for my annual holiday vacation, I ventured over to The Miami Project to get an evaluation and see if there was anything new in the world of spinal cord injury (SCI) research. The Miami Project began in 1985 when Marc, the…


Great New Book

Posted by Jeff Charlebois on February 22, 2016 at 6:20pm 0 Comments

A friend of mine, Chip Jaccobs just published an awesome book an amazing guy, Gordon Zahler.  Born into an entertainment family in suburban Los Angeles in the mid-1920s, Zahler was a lovable prankster and class clown, exasperating his parents with his endless teenage feats of derring-do. But Gordon Zahler's promising career as a public miscreant went pear-shaped one day in 1940 when he and his buddies where fooling around in their high school gym with a spring board.  An unsteady jump on the…



We are here to help!

Started by Push Nation Festival in Care on Monday. 0 Replies

Hi everyone! I'd just like to take a few minutes of your time to show you what Push Nation Fest was this year and what it does for the paralysis community.  The video, that you can find with the link below, shows what we did for everyone who…Continue

FREE air pump/mattress in nj/ny area [span america pressureguard apm2]...

Started by jerzy in Classifieds. Last reply by jerzy on Monday. 1 Reply

i'm posting this on a few other sci themed forums hoping that it'll reach someone relatively local to me who might be in need of such but can't afford it... as above, it's free if someone actually has a sore, no insurance or funds to buy one, and…Continue

for sale my 1960 ford fairlane full custom car, show winner, multiple magazine featured - in nj/nyc area...

Started by jerzy in Classifieds on Monday. 0 Replies

asking 23k or best offer... i have to sell my beautiful '60 fairlane kustom ride as i'm no longer able to transfer in/out of it on my own...i'm just getting old and physically deteriorated and need to sell it to get funds for another cool set of ol…Continue

Pushrims for Quads?

Started by DEAN RAGONE in Equipment. Last reply by Ray Apr 27. 27 Replies

I am a c5-6 incomplete quad, I currently have my rims dipped in a rubber substance that over the years has changed and as a result I am having a harder time getting a good grip. Any quads out there use plastic coating, or something else for grip?…Continue

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FOR SALE - SCIFIT Pro2 Recumbent Bike w/ Swivel Seat

Started by Richard Bell in Classifieds Apr 3. 0 Replies

*Price Just Reduced to Sell ASAP:Hello Friends: I joined 24fit because I need to be around motivated people to work out, even hired a trainer. So It's time that I Sold my SCIFIT Professional Elliptical machine. Its a SCIFIT Pro2 Recumbent Bike w/…Continue

I have a bucket seat that is a power swivel towards the left .

Started by BEN DARBY in Care Apr 3. 0 Replies

Its in a full size ford van.The seat itself isn't in very good condition but the mechanism is very good shape.If your interested I could text pictures.price depends on who removes it?contact my email @ turbrotoy@msn.comThanksContinue

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

‘I decided to have a recovery’: Rhiannon Tracey’s next big step

Rhiannon horse-riding since accident

Rhiannon Tracey was two months shy of her 21st birthday when she found herself face down in a pool of water. In Bali, on a girl’s trip with her mum and best friend, they had returned to the hotel pool after an afternoon of celebrating, when Rhiannon dived in. She felt her whole body jolt… Continue Reading »

Indiana woman with quadriplegia embraces joys, challenges of motherhood

quadriplegia embraces motherhood

As each of her children grew inside her womb, Joni Vanderwoude felt nothing — not the fluttering first kicks in the beginning, not the bulging of her belly as it stretched to the size of a basketball, not the piercing contractions of labor that usually signal it’s time. A car accident 16 years ago left… Continue Reading »

Finding a new outlet through quadriplegic rugby

Finding a new outlet through quadriplegic rugby

Team captain Earl Bowser uses the backs of his hands to push his titanium wheelchair across the battle-worn gym floor, carrying a volleyball in his lap and several lifetimes of optimism. Eight players take their sides, squaring off as metal-clad gladiators in a strategic, positional game of quadriplegic rugby. The competition is tense, even in… Continue Reading »

‘You can still live life’

Drew Cumpson

In a few days, Drew Cumpson will be marking the fifth anniversary of an event that dramatically changed his life — but one which he can’t remember. If he needs to recall the exact date, he only need look at his left arm. Tattooed there is “05/10/11,” along with the words by which he has… Continue Reading »

Long after his accident, Sam Schmidt takes the wheel again thanks to Project SAM

<> on September 1, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sam Schmidt was paralyzed in a testing accident in 2000. Now he can drive again. In the late 90s, Sam Schmidt had a promising career as an IndyCar driver, finishing fifth in the championship in 1999 after taking his first win in Las Vegas. In off-season, however, his ascension in the sport was derailed. During… Continue Reading »


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