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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!…

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No Free Rides Episode #104: Katy Blake’s Crazy Rehab Ride

Posted March 28th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Podcast.

The delightful Katy Blake, who broke her neck 4 years ago, shares how she fought back and got the rehab she needed in spite of Mississippi’s archaic Medicaid system…

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Keepin’ Your Ride Immaculate: The Best Wheelchair Cleaning Techniques

Posted March 27th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Tech, Videos.

Are you riding dirty? Check out three of our “Best of” wheelchair cleaning videos on SPINALpedia, showing how easy it is to make your wheelchair a sparkling clean beacon of awesomeness, from an automated tire scrubber to throwing your chair in the pool. What tips do you have for keeping your chair clean…

SCI Superstar: Travis Roy

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A product of the die-hard hockey world in the northeast U.S., Travis Roy grew up loving hockey, and after he became paralyzed while playing hockey for Boston University, he’s been committed to doing everything possible to not only improve his situation, but the situation of others like him.

He’s put on many hats to make his reality. Travis founded a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injury (as well as raise money to support people living with a spinal cord injury), he’s written a memoir, he’s become a mouth painter and he’s gone on to become a popular motivational speaker.

For a peek into the life of someone who inspires big time, read on for the impressive story of Travis Roy.

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

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When it comes to climbing stairs, that’s not really in the vocabulary of someone who uses a wheelchair on a regular basis. Most of us resign ourselves to the first floor and that is that. However there are some people in wheelchairs who are the exact opposite and would never let a puny thing like a step dare get in their way.

I love these people too. They show the world that people in wheelchairs can be quite unexpected. Just because some of us can’t walk, it absolutely doesn’t mean we’re weak.  These very strong individuals include paraplegics and those with minor to moderate spinal bifida and cerebral palsy.

It’s a feat, a work of art, the way some individuals climb stairs without leg movement. Read this entry

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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.
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Beautiful Wheelchair Art Installations

Posted March 20th, 2014 by .

From "Superman's Wheelchair" in Ireland featuring Christopher Reeve's wheelchair to an amazing wheelchair roll cage dreamt up by the fantastical minds at Dandelion Dance Theatre
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SCI Superstar: Gabe Rodreick

Posted March 18th, 2014 by .

A mere 6 years ago Gabe Rodreick, the lead singer of Treading North, was a simple 15 year old kid having fun while on a