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SCI Superstar: Jessica Kruger

Posted April 22nd, 2014 by & filed under Blog, Kick Ass, Style, Videos.

Jessica Kruger, a 21 year old from Canada paralyzed 6 years ago, is on a mission to change the way the world thinks of beauty. She won the modeling contest for 2013 spokesperson of Canadian makeup giant Lise Watier Cosmétiques Inc., and she’s now setting her sights on joining Canada’s Paralympic wheelchair rugby team for 2016. Read all about this inspiring Rick Hansen Foundation ambassador on SPINALpedia!…

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Give That Skin Some Love, and Pressure Relief

Posted April 17th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

What have you found to be the most effective pressure relief techniques as a wheelchair-user? Check out three methods – including the Forward Lean – helping wheelers maintain beautifully healthy skin no matter how long they sit on SPINALpedia!…

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SCI Superstar: Travis Roy

Posted April 15th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Research, Videos.

Paralyzed 11 seconds into his first game playing for Boston University, Travis Roy has gone on to found one of Boston’s biggest non-profits that’s also become one of the most prolific SCI research charities in the US – the Travis Roy Foundation. Find out that and much more about this now-38 year old speaker on SPINALpedia!…

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Getting Even Smarter: More Ways to Climb Stairs From Your Wheelchair

Posted April 12th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Tech, Videos.

How do you climb stairs?? Hill-Holders in reverse to hoist yourself up stairs, a C7 quad bumping curbs like a rockstar and a para showing the delicate process of climbing steps in braces. Check out these fascinating up-stairs tips from wheelers on SPINALpedia!…

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SCI Superstar: Chelsea Rae Huggins

Posted April 9th, 2014 by & filed under Blog, Kick Ass, Style, Videos.

A rising makeup artist who became a quadriplegic 4 years ago, check out the keep on keeping on story of Chelsea Rae Huggins on SPINALpedia, who despite some crappy circumstances went on to transform her makeup skills into AMAZING skills on the canvas…

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3 Amazing Wheelchair-User Weight Loss Stories

Posted April 5th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

Check out 3 awesome wheelchair weight loss stories from SPINALpedia! Wheelin’ Weightloss’ Jamie Goodwin, a mom and wife, who’s so far lost 37lbs in quest to become a “hot wheelchair wife” for her hubby, a newly injured paraplegic who went from 310lbs to 160lbs – nearly half his body weight – and a 4’6 woman with a degenerative joint disorder who uses the “supermodel” portion control diet (and it works!)…

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SCI Superstar: Barney Miller

Posted April 2nd, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

Aussie surfer Barney Miller is taking over the world like a boss. His SCI research cause has been picked up for Red Bull’s 1st annual Wings for Life run and his life story is set to be documented in the upcoming film, “No Means Go.” He’s also engaged to the gorgeous Aussie singer/songwriter Kada. Check out his story on SPINALpedia!…

SCI Superstar: Jessica Kruger

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At only 21 years old, Jessica Kruger from Vancouver, Canada has already put a huge dent in her mission to change the way the world perceives beauty. Last year she put her hat in the ring for a nationwide modeling contest in Canada sponsored by Lise Watier, and she totally won.

Since winning, this college student and quad rugby player has been all over the news sharing her story and spreading the message that beauty can come in all forms.

Get ready to be inspired by a woman dedicated to a higher mission that, as always, can be helped by a dress and a pair of Steve Madden heels. Read this entry

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Give That Skin Some Love, and Pressure Relief

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Possibly one of the most annoying tasks that come with paralysis is pressure relief. No matter how time consuming and hard it can be, there’s no getting around it; it simply must be done. If you don’t, you could get a pressure sore that could leave you bedridden for months.

Most of us unfortunately learn the hard way about how important pressure relief is. We end up with skin breakdown, and before we know it we’re on our sides in bed, staring at a laptop screen and binge watching some mediocre television show. It is a living hell to be sure.

This is why learning the pressure relief techniques that can be done in a wheelchair is hugely important no matter your level of injury. Read on for three different pressure relief techniques, each tailored for a specific SCI level. Read this entry

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SCI Superstar: Travis Roy

Posted April 15th, 2014 by .

Paralyzed 11 seconds into his first game playing for Boston University, Travis Roy has gone on to found one of Boston's biggest non-profits that's also
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SCI Superstar: Chelsea Rae Huggins

Posted April 9th, 2014 by .

A rising makeup artist who became a quadriplegic 4 years ago, check out the keep on keeping on story of Chelsea Rae Huggins on SPINALpedia,
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SCI Superstar: Barney Miller

Posted April 2nd, 2014 by .

Aussie surfer Barney Miller is taking over the world like a boss. His SCI research cause has been picked up for Red Bull's 1st annual
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SCI Superstar: Muffy Davis

Posted March 25th, 2014 by .

Injured in Sun Valley, Utah in when she was just 16, Muffy Davis was on the US Development Olympic Ski Team with dreams of gold.