It’s been way too long since I’ve had a regular podcast, which is why I’m extra excited about my new SCI podcast series with SpinalCord.com! We’re calling it – True Wheelchair Life: SCI Life Uncovered. In the first episode we’re talking about stem cell tourism. Is it worth it? World you do it again? We talked to three people with paralysis – Allie Leath, Gabriel Rodreick​ and Caleb Bartlett​ – all who’ve undergone experimental stem cell procedures in various locales worldwide. We get every angle from these fine folks who decided to be the much needed guinea pigs for the rest of the SCI population. Listen now

Meet our newest SCI Superstar Heidi Herkes! A spinal cord injury may have forced Heidi to retool her career, but she’s still in the beauty and style industry doing what she loves. See how she’s created a new career for herself as a personal stylist. Read more

Check out SPINALpedia’s newest SCI Super Jessika Kattah Delatorre! A T2 incomplete paraplegic, this vibrant woman is using her injury to change the world, whether it’s promoting adaptive indoor skydiving, being a Wings for Life World Run Ambassador or vlogging accessible travel videos with her bf Rey. Read more

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

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