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Sharon Taylor liked Jeff Charlebois's blog post A Day In Life of a Guy in a Wheelchair
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Pushrim Spinal cord injury/Mobility Impairment Support Social at Health South Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital

October 28, 2016 from 4pm to 5pm
Join Us for our Spinal Cord Injury/Mobility impairments monthly support social held on the last friday of every month at HealthSouth Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital. Come connect, share resources and make new friends. See you there!…See More
Richard Bell left a comment for Traci
"Welcome to Pushrim!!! Now that you are part of our community, we want to encourage you to tell others. Your friends, family, care givers and health care professionals are invited to join and be part of your network. We are thrilled to have you and…"
Oct 10
Traci is now a member of Pushrim
Oct 10
Carol Haywood posted a blog post

Research Opportunity

The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a study with people with disabilities to identify and address participation disparities among people with disabilities. They are collaborating with six Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Centers…See More
Oct 5
Carol Haywood posted an event

Research Opportunity at Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Centers nationwide

October 5, 2016 at 6pm to December 5, 2016 at 7pm
Looking for individuals who have lived in a nursing home or similar institution to participate in one, 90-minute interview.Compensation provided.See More
Oct 5
Angela K is now a member of Pushrim
Sep 29
Mike Tullos replied to Mike Tullos's discussion What cured my pain?
"Sounds fun"
Sep 29

What caused your spinal cord injury?



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Research Opportunity

Posted by Carol Haywood on October 5, 2016 at 4:38pm 0 Comments

The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a study with people with disabilities to identify and address participation disparities among people with disabilities. They are collaborating with six Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Centers across the nation, and they are currently recruiting in Southern California.

They are looking individuals with disabilties who have previously lived in a nursing home/institution to participate in one 90-minute interview. If you…


Dissertation Help

Posted by jessica patel on September 26, 2016 at 10:01pm 0 Comments

The basic objective of an abstract is Actually abstract is the soul of dissertation.  Basically, abstract is a short summery of the dissertation. to offer the overview of the dissertation. Along with this is also helps the reader to choose whether to read the whole detail or short summery.  

Dissertation Help

Bills SB 879 housing AB 1584 increase SSI/SSP

Posted by Ray on August 19, 2016 at 8:36pm 0 Comments

Please support these bills  SB 879 housing

AB 1584 increase SSI/SSP 
our people are being institutionalized because there isn't enough accessible affordable housing to live on our  much too low living allowance of SSI. 
After over 16 years of taking away colas and making SSI SSP "the go to place" during budget cuts, people with disabilities are trying to exist on $889 a month which is impossible in metropolitan areas and elsewhere. This discriminates…

Toyota Siena for sale

Posted by Maribelle Eliora Koller on July 21, 2016 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

I am selling 2004 Toyota Siena.

2004 Toyota Sienna Van.  WHEELCHAIR RAMP FOR SALE. Clean Title 

New sale price on the van is $8,000.00. Mileage: 148,640.…


Blax Hand Rims Review

Posted by Ray on July 8, 2016 at 6:18pm 0 Comments

Today we review the BLAX Hand Rims.

The hand rims designed for active wheelers with limited hand function. Our "ACTIVE GRIP" coating was developed for the rigors of wheelchair rugby and has now become an everyday essential for those requiring extra grip and durability.

Visit them @…


A Day In Life of a Guy in a Wheelchair

Posted by Jeff Charlebois on July 6, 2016 at 1:05pm 0 Comments

I had a few places to go today.  When you’re in a wheelchair you tend to save all of your  errands up for one day in the week.  It’s just a royal pain, leaving the house, getting in the van… and that putting on pants stuff… forget about it.  But my survival depends on it, so it was out into the cold world to take care of business.


My first stop was at a notary office on the third floor of a building.  I had to get a paper notarized.  This paper basically stated that I really…



What cured my pain?

Started by Mike Tullos in Pain. Last reply by Mike Tullos Sep 29. 6 Replies

Hi.  My name is Mike.  I was injured from a fall in 2009 and became an L1 complete.  Many of you know the type of pain that comes with this type of injury.(Nerve pain, burning, shoulders.......)  For years I have tried several different types of…Continue

Tags: pain

Pushrims for Quads?

Started by DEAN RAGONE in Equipment. Last reply by Brandon Handel Jun 16. 30 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

Tags: Pushrims

Wheel Locks

Started by Jack "Spike" Spiker in Classifieds May 31. 0 Replies

INVACARE / Hideaway Undermount Wheel Locks (HUMW)RT 9153647739 Part# 1093376 and LT 9153647740 / Part # 1093377 - (brackets not included) Paid $145 each .. Selling for $190.00 for the pair. Text if interested(818) two six eight — 7117Continue

Tags: locks, Wheel

New RibGrips Handrims - Pushrims

Started by Brandon Handel in Equipment May 7. 0 Replies

Hello Fellow Pushers...So I'm needing some help.. I invented a handrim - pushrim and trying to spread the word without getting kicked out of the forums. I'm a C5-C6 quad and after trying every handrim on the market the last 19 years, I decided to…Continue

Tags: Wheelchair, Pushrims, Handrims, #RibGrips

We are here to help!

Started by Push Nation Festival in Care May 2. 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 May 2. 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

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