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I think it is normal to feel a little inferior about your disability. Many people who don’t have a disability have something (s) that causes them insecurity whether it be their looks, intelligence or their singing voice. Let’s face it, none of us are perfect. We all have shortcomings. However, I fear that many of us look at our disability and feel like we are not a whole person. That we’re unsure of how others may view us, especially in a negative,…Continue
Is there an exercise I can do to reduce my wheelchair gut? I'm a C5/6 quad from a bicycle accident four years ago. I workout six hours a week at Project Walk in Claremont plus a few hours at home on my own. My core is pretty good thanks to my specialists at PW but I still have a gut over my abs. I started twisting (like the dance) in my chair hoping it will burn off some calories. I lock my brakes, twist back and forth and then go into punching straight ahead. I do three sets of those. I…Continue
Hi Pishrim friends. I bought these Blax gloves and they just didn't work for my needs. I'm a C5/6 quad and my hands are closed. I tried them four or five times but they weren't for me. They're barely used and I paid $42.95 for them. I'm asking for $35.00. If you're interested or have questions,…Continue
I am selling 2004 Toyota Siena. It has an automatic IMS ramp that hides under the floor, so the inside of the van has room for friends, family and even camping. The ramp and the van have always worked properly increasing my independence, as I travel by myself to visit…Continue
In this episode, we sit with Ruben BARAJAS and Priti PATEL to share Casa Colina's outdoor adventure program and the Land Meets Sea Sports Camp. Enjoy :)
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
Hi Im in need of a room for rent,Im a 47 year old male para.I was a carpenter before my SCI.Im flexable as far as location,I have 3 vehicles so I know parking will be an issue.I would be fine renting a garage with a bath or?? I can pay around 500 a…Continue
Hi, my name is Ruby Boyd. I am building a website covering disability issues. I am looking for someone that knows how to write articles and would be interested in writing on a regular basis. Email me and we can discuss it further. email@example.com…Continue
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
First of all, we need to know that 20% of people with SCI's end up with diabetes due to weight control issues. Therefore, pay attention to this article I've written to help. I have lost 40 lbs on the last 10 months following these principles. I…Continue
The University of Arizona Medical Center is the site of a two-year clinical trial for a drug that could help people with acute spinal-cord injuries. Sixty trauma centers in the U.S., Canada and Europe will test the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug SUN13837, to determine whether it can protect and regenerate spinal nerves,… Continue Reading »
When Chris Kaag boarded a flight to the Cayman Islands for a scuba diving trip in May 2011, his legs stayed straight when he wanted them to bend and his feet flopped inward. He used two canes to move forward and cursed his feet dragging behind. Put simply, maneuvering the plane’s narrow aisle was, as… Continue Reading »
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) — Tim Patterson is taking a short walk across the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. It’s a remarkable feat for a man who’s been paralyzed for seven years. A tumor on his spine left Patterson confined to a wheelchair, but his involvment in groundbreaking new research has given him new hope.… Continue Reading »
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Mary Ann Liebert Inc. makes foray from scientific and medical journals to consumer arena with launch of new non-fiction work, ‘Inevitable Collision’ (New Rochelle, New York) September 10, 2014 – Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., leading publisher of over 80 science, technology, and medical publications, announced today the launch of first time hard cover title Inevitable… Continue Reading »