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People Be Funny

  The interactions of human beings has always fascinated me.  It’s funny to watch the reactions of some people when they meet someone who’s disabled. Most of the time, people are normal but there’s always a few that seem a little uneasy. Sometimes…See More
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People Be Funny

Posted by Jeff Charlebois on November 23, 2015 at 10:33pm 0 Comments



The interactions of human beings has always fascinated me.  It’s funny to watch the reactions of some people when they meet someone who’s disabled. Most of the time, people are normal but there’s always a few that seem a little uneasy. Sometimes it’s hard to get eye contact from them.  Maybe they think I better not get too close, I might catch what he’s got.  Some are afraid if they ask you something and you’d answer in grunts and hand…


Episode 48 - Alternative Medicine "Cannabis"

Posted by Richard Bell on November 22, 2015 at 10:06am 0 Comments

In this episode, we discuss medical marijuana in it's different forms with our friend Kymber from Edibles List. Enjoy, and please don't forget to subscribe.

Get involved in research -- Share Your Story!

Posted by Carol Haywood on November 1, 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

I am an occupational therapist and researcher at the University of Southern California. I am working on a project to understand the experiences and needs of young people with a SCI, and I would love to hear from you! 

Are you between the ages of 15-22?

Do you live in Los Angeles…


Episode 47 - Daniel Alvarez

Posted by Richard Bell on September 30, 2015 at 11:55am 2 Comments

On Episode 47, We speak with Daniel Alvarez about his story. We will also talk about his artwork and wheelchair photography.

@dalvareztv instagram/twitter

A special thanks goes out to Maker City LA for providing the studio space.

Sacral Insufficiency Fracture

Posted by Timshe on September 23, 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

I have been recently diagnosed with the sacral insufficiency fracture. I am a C4 – 6 quadriplegic and experiencing significant autonomic dysreflexia symptoms when transferring into bed in mornings after showers and evenings when I lay down to go to sleep. Symptoms subside when I lay on my side but when I'm on my back is when my blood pressure goes up and I start sweating on my left shoulder and the side of my head. I'm curious of…

Wheelchair Accessible Rides With UberWAV

Posted by Ray on September 17, 2015 at 9:44pm 0 Comments

The Uber app is built to expand access to transportation options for all, including people with disabilities, and we are constantly innovating our platform and operations to meet that demand.  Today, we are announcing a new platform innovation: the ability to request a wheelchair accessible vehicle in New York City’s outer boroughs.

Recently, we met…



Hoping for reviews on new novel about main character w SCI

Started by Leesa Freeman in Life. Last reply by Leesa Freeman Oct 31. 3 Replies

Hi! I'm looking for reviews for my novel, Into the Deep End. I am working with Project Walk, and part of the proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Project Walk Foundation, but I'd like to get the word out about the book. No one can find it if…Continue

Sad or depressed ?

Started by arthur mack in Care. Last reply by frank Owens Oct 28. 2 Replies

To all my push rim brothers and sisters who may be sad or depressed. I have one solution for you stand up and live life!!! after injury you now have the chance to reinvent yourself and do whatever you like!!! Don't waste time become active with your…Continue


Started by frank Owens in Care Oct 15. 0 Replies

Its to bad you cant search members by city

More Severe Treatment -

Started by Matt Wells in Pain. Last reply by Lori Oct 6. 1 Reply

Hi, this is my first post and I won't lie I'm kinda really nervous about even asking this question.  The short version - I was injured @ C6-C7 but got up and went home.  I went to the Dr and just had issues with a diagnosses and getting an MRI /…Continue

What is the ABLE Act?

Started by Push Nation Festival in Funding, Legislation and advocacy Sep 29. 0 Replies

Hey guys! We wanted to share this little blurb of info we collected on the ABLE act. For some of you, you may be trying to figure out insurance and benefits. This may help:When something catastrophic happens to you or a loved one, it can be easy to…Continue

Stuck w/ a truck or van?

Started by Kyle O'Brien in Care. Last reply by Kyle O'Brien Sep 14. 3 Replies

Hey al do l,So I'm in and and sudden need a of a new vehicle. I was driving a Toyota Tundra with a lift which worked fine, but gas was terrible. Before my truck I had a Honda Element, which I would get again, but decent used ones are out of my…Continue

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