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En Garde: The Awesome World of Wheelchair Fencing

Posted July 25th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Kick Ass, Videos.

With 45 “hits” required to win a match, and 3 swords to choose from while you play (well 3 for the men, and 2 for the women), finally get caught up on the in’s and out’s of wheelchair fencing – one of the most elegant adapted sports out there – on SPINALpedia…

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SCI Superstar: Marc de Hond

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

Soccer goalie and DJ turned TV presenter and film director, learn all about Amsterdam’s Marc de Hond on SPINALpedia! Marc was paralyzed at the age of 25 from a spinal tumor, and went on to become one of the most recognizable faces on Dutch…

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Deep Thoughts, from the Wheelchair-User POV

Posted July 18th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

Meet David. A man who only began using a wheelchair in 2013. He struggled with the thought of using a wheelchair – is it liberating or limiting – and then he saw the light. Watch his honest talk, as well as two videos from women in wheelchairs who struggled with coming to terms with their disability too (and won!), all on SPINALpedia…

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SCI Superstar: Ashlee Lundvall

Posted July 15th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Love, Videos.

A mother, wife, proud hunter and oh yeah, Ms Wheelchair USA 2013, this is the story of the effervescent Ashlee Lundvall – a young teenager turned paraplegic who set out to live the “real life” in Wyoming post-injury, and is loving every minute of it…

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Quadriplegic Animator Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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

He hails from South Carolina, but has his sights set on sharing REDNECK NINJAS with the world…

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Never Easy: How Do You Ask for Help?

Posted July 11th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Videos.

Asking for help is a true art form, and is something people with spinal cord injuries become experts at (even if it’s one of the hardest things we must do). From a TEDx talk from a school teacher on wheels, to one man’s deep (deep deep) ponderings, here are 3 videos from SPINALpedia shedding some light on this subject. How do you ask for help…

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SCI Superstar: Damon Rozier

Posted July 9th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

A comedian, single father and an incredible quad rugby player from Brooklyn, NYC, check out the epic tale of Damon Rozier on SPINALpedia! If his wheelchair lap dance doesn’t make you laugh, you may need to check your pulse…

En Garde: The Awesome World of Wheelchair Fencing

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Arguably one of the most elegant adapted sports ever created, wheelchair fencing remains untouched in the coolness and disability departments. It’s one of the oldest adapted sports out there, yet it still remains one of the most popular, and it’s hard to argue why.

There are paralleled inexpensive adaptations for this sport; some of the cheapest you’ll find out there among any other adapted sport. All you need is a weapon, protective gear and really good brakes, and you’re set. Read on for three videos showing the best of what wheelchair fencing has to offer.

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SCI Superstar: Marc de Hond

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The “Ryan Seacrest” of Amsterdam, Marc de Hond is a well known TV personality and presenter who started out his media career as a DJ, but he wasn’t always paralyzed. A tumor on his spinal cord had different plans, and it changed his entire life when he was 25 years old.

But what’s glorious is how Marc threw himself back into life after rehab, especially since his rehabilitation stay was longer than most due to his incomplete injury, and he soon realized his wheelchair was a better form of transportation vs. desperately trying to walk, and it was in this moment he reclaimed his life.

Read on to see what Marc has been up to since his injury. Read this entry

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SCI Superstar: Ashlee Lundvall

Posted July 15th, 2014 by .

A mother, wife, proud hunter and oh yeah, Ms Wheelchair USA 2013, this is the story of the effervescent Ashlee Lundvall - a young teenager
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SCI Superstar: Damon Rozier

Posted July 9th, 2014 by .

A comedian, single father and an incredible quad rugby player from Brooklyn, NYC, check out the epic tale of Damon Rozier on SPINALpedia! If his