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Paralyzed by Falling Tree, 22 Year Old Sam Schroth Becomes Ms. Wheelchair America 2015

Posted August 26th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Videos.

Talk about fierceness encapsulated. Meet the newly paralyzed and newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2015 Sam Schroth! She was a grade-A college student on her way to becoming a veterinarian when a falling (dead) tree literally stopped her in her tracks. Read all about how she’s switched career gears and more on SPINALpedia!…

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Wheelchair Maneuvering in a Crowd

Posted August 22nd, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

Do crowds drive you crazy? Check out SPINALpedia’s video post, from wheelchair crowd surfing to dodging strollers, on how three different wheelchair-users deal with crowds. What tips do you have for parting a sea of people from a wheelchair? (wearing a beard and saying your Moses may help)…

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SCI Superstar: Claes Hulting

Posted August 20th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Research, Videos.

One of the most well known wheelers in Sweden – Claes Hulting! Read the backstory behind the man who founded Stiftelsen Spinalis, one of the best SCI rehab centers in the world that focuses on healing the soul. He’s also the first man with a SCI to have a biological child of his own via in-vitro…

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How to Get Dressed When You Can’t Stand

Posted August 15th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Videos.

Getting dressed/undressed is something everyone does, but it can get pretty tricky with a SCI. SPINALpedia.com has 3 cool videos showcasing some sweet in-wheelchair dressing skills: #1) Quadriplegic girl takes off shoes. #2) Using tilt & recline on powerchair to pull up pants and #3) Paraplegic takes off shorts/puts them back on…

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SCI Superstar: Jenny Addis

Posted August 13th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

Meet the amazing Jenny Addis. A quadriplegic since 1997 and accessible outdoors advocate, this former Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin 2001 has worked tirelessly to create hiking trails in her homestate, garnering her the National Park Service Award in…

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Wild Hobbies of High-Level Quadriplegics

Posted August 8th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

Just because they can’t move from the neck down, these high-level quadriplegics still like to live big. From stunt kites and sidecar rides to high-speed bowling, what high-adrenaline hobbies have you discovered post-injury…

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SCI Superstar: Marcus Culvert

Posted August 6th, 2014 by & filed under About, Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

Marcus Culvert may not be a name you’ve you heard of before, but he’s hoping one day it will be. A natural at drag racing, Marcus has his eyes on [&hellip…

Paralyzed by Falling Tree, 22 Year Old Sam Schroth Becomes Ms. Wheelchair America 2015

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Newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2015 Sam Schroth, 22 years old from Appleton, Wisconsin, is new to the wheelchair game. She was injured less than two years ago in a freak accident just before she was about to move onto her secondary studies.

But the thing about Sam – she’s one of those determined individuals who despite being a paraplegic couldn’t sit still for long. Not only did she win Ms. Wheelchair America as a newbie paraplegic, she’s switching gears with her studies and is moving onto an even more prestigious degree.

A farm girl at heart with the courage and the drive you would expect, check out our newest SCI Superstar – Sam Schroth. Read this entry

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Wheelchair Maneuvering in a Crowd

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Wheelchairs may be incredibly handy devices, but in one area they completely fail is getting through crowds. Wheelchairs are low to the ground and square, meaning they’re terribly difficult to get through crowds full of tall upright beings.

The main reason being is well, people rarely look down and notice us. It’s a terrible state of affairs, and you don’t have to be in a wheelchair long to experience this. Just spend 5 minutes in an area thick with humans and you’ll see just how invisible we are (to some).

Unfortunately…this means anywhere that’s crowded – concerts, festivals, work events, school events – we have a tough go at it. But there’s good news. We can learn how to get through a crowd without being frazzled.

To become a connoisseur of crowds on wheels, check out our three videos. Read this entry

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SCI Superstar: Claes Hulting

Posted August 20th, 2014 by .

One of the most well known wheelers in Sweden - Claes Hulting! Read the backstory behind the man who founded Stiftelsen Spinalis, one of the
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How to Get Dressed When You Can’t Stand

Posted August 15th, 2014 by .

Getting dressed/undressed is something everyone does, but it can get pretty tricky with a SCI. SPINALpedia.com has 3 cool videos showcasing some sweet in-wheelchair dressing
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SCI Superstar: Jenny Addis

Posted August 13th, 2014 by .

Meet the amazing Jenny Addis. A quadriplegic since 1997 and accessible outdoors advocate, this former Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin 2001 has worked tirelessly to create hiking
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Wild Hobbies of High-Level Quadriplegics

Posted August 8th, 2014 by .

Just because they can't move from the neck down, these high-level quadriplegics still like to live big. From stunt kites and sidecar rides to high-speed
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SCI Superstar: Marcus Culvert

Posted August 6th, 2014 by .

Marcus Culvert may not be a name you’ve you heard of before, but he’s hoping one day it will be. A natural at drag racing,