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Bills SB 879 housing AB 1584 increase SSI/SSP

Please support these bills  SB 879 housingAB 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…See More
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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…


How Apple Made The Watch Work For Wheelchair Users

Posted by Ray on June 29, 2016 at 6:31pm 0 Comments

At WWDC we made lots of major announcements. iOS 10 is our biggest release yet, with incredible features in Messages and an all-new design for Maps, Photos, and Apple Music. With macOS Sierra, Siri makes its debut on your desktop and Apple Pay comes to the web. The latest watchOS offers easier navigation and a big boost in performance. And…


Episode 52 - Actress/Model Angela Rockwood (Parental Advisory Warning)

Posted by Richard Bell on June 14, 2016 at 9:18am 0 Comments

In this episode we talk with our friend Angela Rockwood about her road to recovery, and all of the wonderful things she is involved with.


IG angelarockwood_official

Twitter i@angelarockwood…



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

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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

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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

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

Started by jerzy in Classifieds May 2. 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

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Quadriplegic Israeli Inventor Designs Device That Allows Him to Stand


Nearly everyone knows about ReWalk, the revolutionary robotic exoskeleton invented in Israel that allows paraplegics to stand, walk, and even navigate steps and run marathons. Ironically, ReWalk inventor Amit Goffer cannot use his own device because he is a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down following an accident in 1997. But last summer he was… Continue Reading »

Utah’s longest-living quadriplegic who never stops moving


SALT LAKE CITY — Becky Reeve was going to be the world’s greatest missionary and then the world’s greatest mother — until a car accident on an icy road in New Mexico paralyzed her from the neck down, and she determined instead that she would be the world’s greatest handicapped person. How’s that going? Well,… Continue Reading »

Using VR and an exoskeletons to help paraplegics regain movement


After twelve months, eight patients and 2,052 sessions spread over 1,958 hours, Duke University is publishing some promising results from a study seeking to demonstrate the ability for brain-machine interfaces to help restore mobility in humans. The study, which appeared this week in Scientific Reports, looked at a group of paraplegic patients suffering from a… Continue Reading »

Gene Behind Long Body Of Snake May Help Patients With Spinal Injuries


Snakes owe their long and slithery bodies to “junk DNA,” large chunks of the reptile’s genome that scientists once thought to be useless. The gene called Oct4 may eventually help treat people with spinal injuries. Oct4 is responsible for regulating stem cells and affects the growth of the trunk in the middle part of a… Continue Reading »

German social court rules ReWalk exoskeleton medically necessary for patient with SCI

ReWalk Robotics logo

ReWalk Robotics announced the first ruling by the Social Welfare Court of Speyer which declared the ReWalk exoskeleton system was medically necessary and should be covered by insurance for a patient with spinal cord injury. The ruling, delivered in late July, overturns the original denial of the claim by the payer, a statutory health insurance… Continue Reading »


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