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Every Wheelchair-User’s Fear: Choking

Posted October 24th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Videos.

A SPINALpedia member wrote in about her husband, a quad, who while home alone had a choking scare recently. Luckily he’s ok, but here are some critical tips on how to help someone in a wheelchair if you do happen to be around…

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SPINALpedia & Backbones Halloween Wheelchair Costume Contest!

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass.

It’s time to get creative…use those 4 wheels to your advantage!…

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SCI Superstar: Wendy Crawford

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Style, Videos.

“Beauty is confidence, strength and enthusiasm for life,” said by Wendy Crawford, a rising fashion model from Toronto when a drunk driver paralyzed her. Now the founder and editor of the online magazine for women in wheelchairs MOBILEwomen.org, as well as the original creator of Raw Beauty…

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Wheelchair Safety: Ticks to Prevent Those Spasms

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

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, muscle spasms are a part of everyday life when you have a spinal cord injury. Watch how three men deal with their annoying spasms on SPINALpedia, including videos profiling a C2 quad’s arm spasms and a paraplegic who’s had it up to HERE with his legs going crazy…

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You Are Still You

Posted October 15th, 2014 by & filed under Blog, Kick Ass, Style.

I love this beauty blogger. Definition of fierceness indeedio…

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SCI Superstar: Bert Burns

Posted October 15th, 2014 by & filed under Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

Check out SPINALpedia’s SCI Superstar this week, Bert Burns! A C7 quad, family man, businessman and Paralympian in wheelchair racing, this is the story of a determined Southern gentleman who refused to let a drunk driver’s actions take away his hopes and dreams. Go Bert!…

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SCI Superstar: Kelley Kalafatich

Posted October 7th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

A whitewater adventurer who was Meryl Streep’s stunt-double in “A River Wild,” learn the truly fascinating story on SPINALpedia of Kelley Kalafatich, paralyzed by a waterborne virus while river rafting in Africa in 2007. She has been battling major neuropathic pain since her injury, but Kelley is a fighter!…

Every Wheelchair-User’s Fear: Choking

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We’ve covered all different kinds of situations here on our blog, but what about the scary stuff, like choking? A SPINALpedia fan and wife of a quadriplegic recently wrote us about a scary situation recently that happened to her husband.

While home alone, her husband began to choke and at the worse time possible – there was no one around. Fortunately he was able to drink enough water until help arrived, but what if this happens to you? And how can you help someone in a wheelchair who’s choking?

Here are three videos that show how to save someone in a wheelchair who’s choking both quickly and easily, which in a choking situation is a mighty good thing. Read this entry

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SPINALpedia & Backbones Halloween Wheelchair Costume Contest!

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The biggest Halloween wheelchair costume contest the web has ever seen & cash prizes! Sponsored by SPINALpedia and BACKBONES. Deadline is Nov. 7th and please send your photos to info@spinalpedia.com.
Top 3 prizes are $100, $50 or $25 and Facebook fans of these pages get to vote by “liking” the images we’ll be posting the week of Nov. 9th!

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SCI Superstar: Wendy Crawford

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by .

"Beauty is confidence, strength and enthusiasm for life," said by Wendy Crawford, a rising fashion model from Toronto when a drunk driver paralyzed her. Now
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You Are Still You

Posted October 15th, 2014 by .

I love this beauty blogger. Definition of fierceness indeedio...
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SCI Superstar: Bert Burns

Posted October 15th, 2014 by .

Check out SPINALpedia's SCI Superstar this week, Bert Burns! A C7 quad, family man, businessman and Paralympian in wheelchair racing, this is the story of
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SCI Superstar: Kelley Kalafatich

Posted October 7th, 2014 by .

A whitewater adventurer who was Meryl Streep's stunt-double in "A River Wild," learn the truly fascinating story on SPINALpedia of Kelley Kalafatich, paralyzed by a
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SCI Superstar: Skydiver Jarrett Martin

Posted September 30th, 2014 by .

We love Jarrett Martin! A skydiving pro and T4 paraplegic from a speedflying accident in 2008, he's back in the sky with 3,000 jumps and