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Introduction to GO! Mobility Solutions

Maker of the GO-Anywhere Chair portable commode/shower chair line.
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Sonny Palei is now a member of Pushrim
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Kellie Winters and Stephan miller are now friends
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Triumph Foundation's Wheelchair Sports Weekend at Santa Clarita Sports Complex Gymnasium

May 24, 2014 at 10am to May 25, 2014 at 6pm
Triumph's 3rd Annual Wheelchair Sports Day will be May 24th & 25th at the Santa Clarita Athletic Center.  Open to people of ALL ABILITIES, come out to play wheelchair hockey, basketball, quad rugby, racquet ball, handcycling, and more! See More
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Melissa Allensworth's event was featured
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Triumph Foundation's Wheelchair Sports Weekend at Santa Clarita Sports Complex Gymnasium

May 24, 2014 at 10am to May 25, 2014 at 6pm
Triumph's 3rd Annual Wheelchair Sports Day will be May 24th & 25th at the Santa Clarita Athletic Center.  Open to people of ALL ABILITIES, come out to play wheelchair hockey, basketball, quad rugby, racquet ball, handcycling, and more! See More
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DeMarlon Pollard is now friends with Keith McPherson and Suzie H
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DeMarlon Pollard joined Kyle's group
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Nutrition on Wheels

Nutritional Guidance to Help Achieve Optimal HealthSee More
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Handcycling in San Diego

Posted by DeMarlon Pollard on April 17, 2014 at 12:06pm 0 Comments

If there is anyone in the San Diego area that is interested in handcycling please let me know.  We are trying to get a group of riders together to start riding on the weekends in different areas of town.  Rode Oceanside last weekend and it was beautiful.

Tell Congress that Medicare must improve access to wheelchair repairs now.

Posted by Ray on April 15, 2014 at 1:04pm 0 Comments

Tell Congress that Medicare must improve access to wheelchair repairs now.

Send Letters to Congress : 570 Letters Sent So Far

Whether you are a wheelchair user, family member, caregiver or provider, please take a moment to tell Congress that Medicare must fix its mistakes and improve access to wheelchair repairs now.

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Hope for victims of paralysis

Posted by Jessica on April 14, 2014 at 2:37pm 0 Comments

Very interesting, something I wanted to share with everyone about something they came up with to help us gain control over bodies.

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Life in general..

Posted by Paula Reyes on April 11, 2014 at 6:11pm 0 Comments

From my life changing ordeal to recovery n learning a lot n how to live differently n  being positive n motivated all at the same time its not easy n to top it off I have life reality's like relationships n friendships when I thought  I find the right person to  share my life with n give my self to that one person that I trusted n after so many year's later it all over In a flash its like starting all over again life real sucks some time  but we have to live n go on…

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Implant shocks patient's spines, restores partial use of paralyzed limbs

Posted by Richard Bell on April 8, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

The original article is from Engadget.com

Remember that spinal implant that helped a paraplegic man walk (albeit in a harness) back in 2011? It's now been tested on three more partially paralyzed patients -- and it's working. The original device was a 16-electrode…

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Podcast Episode 39 "A Unique Life Fully Lived"

Posted by Richard Bell on April 5, 2014 at 10:16am 0 Comments

In this episode we talk to Karen about being a caregiver to a child with a disability.

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Suggestions on a RIgid Frame Chair?

Started by Bouri Mila in Equipment. Last reply by Jonathan Dotson on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Hey guys, I could really use some advice. Ever since my surgery three years ago I have been in a large, heavy duty framed folding chair as my everyday. This thing is just pretty much shot and at this point trying to adjust or fix everything would…Continue

Bloggers?

Started by sheila in Care Apr 7. 0 Replies

Hi everyone,My name is Sheila and i happen to be a carer for my husband Michael (he was involved in a motorcycle accident in 1999 which resulted in T12 paraplegia and hypoxic brain injury). I started to keep an online blog…Continue

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Hardware removal

Started by Annalee Kovaltchouk in Care Feb 14. 0 Replies

I broke my back at the T-9 level in October, 2010. I am a complete para. I have had no pain relief since then. It only continues to get worse. It is slightly below the level of injury around T-10 and it wraps around my body like a vise. And it…Continue

WHILL EV (Electronic Vehicle)

Started by Olivia Almalel in Equipment Feb 13. 0 Replies

Just a really cool design and wanted to share.https://whill.jp/news/This is actually already in production and ready for pre-orders.Want to test drive the future sidewalk EV (electric vehicle)?, WHILL type…Continue

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Hardware removal after spinal surgery

Started by Annalee Kovaltchouk in Care Feb 9. 0 Replies

In 2010 I broke my back at t-9. It was fractured and dislocated. The injury left me a para with no sensation below around t-10. I have never gotten any pain relief since. My pain is constant and getting worse. It's a throbbing pain across my back…Continue

Leg braces and shoes that don't fit

Started by Janet Piscitelli in Care Jan 26. 0 Replies

Hi.  I've been an incomplete quad spinal injury patient for 3 years now.  I constantly have problems finding shoes and sneakers that can fit my leg brace.  They are not wide enough or supportive enough.  Does anyone know of any brands that can…Continue

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Chondroitinase Clinical Trial for dogs with severe spinal cord injury

Chondroitinase Clinical Trial

“Chondroitinase improves the outcome after spinal cord injuries in lab animals; therefore it could also benefit dogs and people suffering from the same conditions.” The purpose of our clinical trial is to help these severely affected dogs by testing if a new treatment, called chondroitinase, may improve the outcome after spinal cord injury in dogs.… Continue Reading »

Paralysis leads to business success

Paul Farthing Southeast Medical

On July 27, 1993, 19-year-old Paul Farthing was playing with his Great Dane pup near his backyard pool. “I had just shaved my head and was preparing to go back to The Citadel. I was selected for the Training Cadre,” said Farthing, now 39. He was playfully taunting the pup to get her to chase… Continue Reading »

Not so Silly Putty: UM researchers use one of its components to turn stem cells into spinal cord cells

Stem cells differentiated into neuron cells

Crain’s Detroit Business is long overdue for a story or blog on Silly Putty. Better late than never, here we go: As it turns out, a main component in silly putty helps stem cells that are being grown in culture turn into the specialized cells researchers need. The component is called polydimethylsiloxane, and it provides… Continue Reading »

Spinal injury proves no barrier to competing in sport

Mark Bonnar Inter Spinal Unit Games

A MAN left paralysed after a diving accident in Tenerife has made a five hundred mile round trip to compete in the Inter Spinal Unit Games. Marc Bonnar, who was paralysed after the accident in a swimming pool in 2012, was part of the team from the North of England Spinal Cord Injury Centre in… Continue Reading »

Man’s idea for big wheels lets him hit the sand rolling

The Sand Rider

VIRGINIA BEACH Bill Fertig struggled with beach vacations for years. A motorcycle wreck 14 years ago left him a paraplegic. On a trip to Nags Head one summer, Fertig relied on a cumbersome wheelchair that even the strongest member of his family could barely push through the sand. Fertig stayed back at the house so… Continue Reading »
 
 
 

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