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My name is Tiffiny Carlson and I’m a disability writer from Minnesota. I also have a C5-6 incomplete spinal cord injury from a diving accident when I was 14. I love writing and sharing disability stories and feel extremely lucky I get to do it for a living.

Can you believe the holidays are just days away? Here’s SPINALpedia’s newest blog post to help you get ready – Wheelchair Holiday Cooking! From putting dishes in the oven to a low-cost accessible stove idea, here’s a list to help you get cooking just in time for the holidays. Read more

Check out our newest & youngest SCI Superstar – Luke Riley! The winner of our Fall Photo Contest, Luke has an amazing story. He was injured in a sledding accident nearly 3 years ago, and thanks to an incredible support system of family and friends, he’s become a fearless kid who’s been able to move ahead with his life. Read his story, with great insight from his Mom Maureen Louise Riley, here.

Voting has officially begun for our Fall Photo Contest! We have four inspiring submissions, each awesome in their own way  To vote, submit the number of your favorite photo in the comments on the blog post here or on the Facebook post below. Voting ends Oct. 31st!

Read the next post in our SCI Health series: SCI & Nutrition! Eating and drinking right can transform your life, especially if you’re paralyzed. Our skin, bones, bladder health, how we feel everyday and more is all influenced by what we eat. We’ve compiled important nutrition tips for people with SCI. Check them out here

Check out the fifth article in our SCI Health Series on Chronic Pain. Pain unfortunately is a common side effect of life with paralysis, whether you have neuropathic pain from nerves misfiring, or muscle/bone pain from years of wear and tear. Please read out advice on how to best manage it here

Check out our second article in our new SCI Health Series – Preventing Skin Breakdowns. It’s never a bad idea to read up on the best ways to take care of your skin post-injury. In this fresh-skin post, we’ve outlined everything you need to do to keep your skin pressure-sore free, and happy happy. Read more

Here’s our first foray into advocacy for airline improvements! From Kenny Salvini’s recent story that went viral to the flying horror stories that have been reoccurring for decades, we’re sharing five stories from real SPINALpedia fans that exemplify exactly why change needs to happen. Read more

Next up in SPINALpedia’s Summer Adaptive Sport Series – adaptive kayaking! A great sport for both quadriplegics and paraplegics, this paddle sport has been around awhile and for good reason. With the basic adapted equipment that’s required, almost anyone can kayak! See exactly how you can partake in this fun water sport here.

Check out our SCI Spotlight person for the month of June – Kiesha Mastrodimos! A 21 year old from Alberta, Canada, she’s pushing ahead with her new life by helping others just like her with her how-to videos. Armed with a cell phone and a Mom who loves to record, Kiesha has made hundreds of videos showing how she does it all. Thank you Kiesha for helping the SCI community! Read more

A lifelong action sports film director who worked for Red Bull, Riley Poor had to re-tool his career after becoming a quad. Now an executive producer at Nike, he’s someone you won’t forget. Also a relationship blogger with his gf Andrea (Poor House Love) and a new fan of adaptive gardening, read about Riley’s life (and see his awesome universal accessible home) in the city of Portland here

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