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***Well maintained home with a privacy gate***

Posted by Moose on April 21, 2015 at 4:59am 0 Comments

***Well maintained home with a privacy gate*** Offering an open floor plan. This is a must see home. Extremely charming and very affordable will be move in ready. Once there your eyes will see the value, hardwood floors, Upgraded High quality windows, inside washer and dryer. A well done 2010 remodel and yet holds all the charm that Santa Anna would demand. This is a Happy home.…

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Toyota Siena for sale

Posted by Maribelle Eliora Koller on April 2, 2015 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

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Shoulder Pain...

Posted by Kristin McNealus on February 28, 2015 at 11:42am 0 Comments

I was recently asked what the biggest misconception is about exercising. For wheelchair users it’s “I don’t exercise because I don’t want toI was recently asked what the biggest misconception is about exercising. For wheelchair users it’s “I don’t exercise because I don’t want to hurt my shoulders” or “my shoulders hurt and I don’t want to do more breakdown or cause more pain.” I understand this. It is very natural to avoid pain. But we have to take a step back and look at the cause of…

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Podcast Episode 46 - Networker on Wheels

Posted by Richard Bell on February 27, 2015 at 9:58am 0 Comments

On this episode we talk to Jerry O'Brien and Deeno DeSantiago discuss the launch of their new website "Networker on Wheels", and their activism in the disabled community. Enjoy :)


I am making a film on my rehabilitation routines. Need your advice.

Posted by Hennady Pochetkow on February 12, 2015 at 11:53pm 0 Comments

I am a T11-T12 paraplegic for over 15 years now. After my injury I didnt want to be a burden t my family and tried to recover as quickly and do as many things independently as possible. Since I was in Russia I was rather short on money and had very little government and community support. I was forced to create all the necessary equipment and devices by myself from the material commonly available and cheap, like everything that you can buy in Home Depot or similar places.…

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Within hours of me posting this on Facebook I have received negative comments. I would just like all of you to know that this is the last thing that I would like to be doing! I am already embarrassed…

Posted by CC Marie on January 29, 2015 at 7:04am 1 Comment

Within hours of me posting this on Facebook I have received negative comments. I would just like all of you to know that this is the last thing that I would like to be doing! I am already embarrassed being in my chair. I have come to realize that I had to put my pride aside and and remain humble. I took the chance of letting Facebook know and possibly get some help by my friends, loved ones, and people who happen to see it but that ended up not a safe place. I am hoping that I am safe sharing… Continue

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advocates

Started by frank Owens in Care Mar 28. 0 Replies

2013 I became a paraplegic.since then I have seen on many architectural barriers.does any others notice?

Chronic Abdominal Pain & Muscle Spasms

Started by Timshe in Care. Last reply by THEODORE S ELO Mar 24. 1 Reply

I am a C5 quadriplegic and have been for the last 43 years. During the last three or four years I’ve experience abdominal pain which is consistently on my left side in what I believe is my large intestine. More recently I have been experiencing…Continue

Advice on places in San Diego

Started by Dexter in Care. Last reply by BEN DARBY Mar 2. 1 Reply

I want to move to San Diego the end of this month or next month. I prefer to rent room in Mission Valley or Clairemont area. Do anybody know anybody who's willing to rent room in one of these areas? I tried craigslists and I'm not having any luck

I am making a film on my rehabilitation routines. Need your advice.

Started by Hennady Pochetkow in Excercise Feb 13. 0 Replies

I am a T11-T12 paraplegic for over 15 years now. After my injury I didnt want to be a burden t my family and tried to recover as quickly and do as many things independently as possible. Since I was in Russia I was rather short on money and had very…Continue

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Pushrims for Quads?

Started by DEAN RAGONE in Equipment. Last reply by Janette Knudson Jan 21. 25 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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Disabled Christmas Song

Started by Jeff Charlebois in Life Dec 15, 2014. 0 Replies

A Disabled Christmas Song On the first day of Christmas my doctor gave to me:  a bunch of stuff for my disability.  On the second day of Christmas my doctor gave to me… two grab bars and a bunch of stuff for my disability.  On the third day of…Continue

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The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Quadriplegic Chad Graham to drive off-road buggy 4800km from Kalgoorlie to Cobar to raise money for others

Chad Graham in his off-road buggy

CHAD Graham’s left hand, you notice, is strapped onto the steering wheel of his customised buggy. Not around the wheel. Onto it. “My fingers and hand, they can’t really grip anything,’’ he explains. “So I’m strapped on and steer with my wrist. “Then, because I can’t operate the brake or accelerator pedals either, my right… Continue Reading »

Former racer, now a quadriplegic, to drive modified Corvette on Long Beach Grand Prix course

Sam Schmidtin Corvette C7 Stingray

Sam Schmidt was in the cockpit of a black Corvette C7 Stingray as the car zipped across the pavement of a simulated road course while practicing for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend. A warm wind was blowing across the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana as Schmidt accelerated out of a curve,… Continue Reading »

Finding the ‘Wright Stuff’ to Press Onward

The Wright Stuff by Victor J. Wright and David Rutherford

Los Angeles (PRWEB) Spinal injuries affect approximately 276,000 Americans with varying degrees of longevity and quality of life. For Victor J. Wright, his young age and athletic build aided him in beating the odds. As a 15-year-old high school football player, Wright suffered a spinal cord injury during a botched play that paralyzed him from… Continue Reading »

Mind-control exoskeleton gives unprecedented paralysis recovery

Finding her feet again

An exoskeleton that enables movement and provides tactile feedback has helped eight paralysed people regain sensation and move previously paralysed muscles “I FELT the ball!” yelled Juliano Pinto as he kicked off the Football World Cup in Brazil last year. Pinto, aged 29 at the time, lost the use of his lower body after a… Continue Reading »

Nation’s most inclusive park to celebrate grand opening Saturday in Palo Alto

Magical Bridge logo

PALO ALTO (KRON) — Where in the world can a child or adult in a wheelchair play side by side with everyone else, regardless of their physical abilities? Located in Mitchell Park, Magical Bridge Playground is the nation’s most innovative-inclusive playground, designed and built for visitors of all abilities.
 
 
 

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