Chris Kerr is such a cool lady. I met her (online) last year, and have admired her amazing adventurous life since making her acquaintance. She is half a world away from me (Australia), and has an adult daughter and husband. She’s been injured for decades and hasn’t let her injury stop her from living her life her way (my kind of lady). She was kind enough to do a writeup on me for Platform Stories, a site in Australia sharing bios of women with disabilities to lift up other women with disabilities. Thank you so much Chris! Read the article here
Yup, it’s a thing.
I saw this photo today, and it reminded me why I like cats again.
I really, really enjoyed talking with the uber cool Ernie Johnson from Myrtle Beach, South (not North sorry Ernie) Carolina last month. Injured for a mighty long while, he has the paralysis thing figured out beautifully, and adaptive surfing is now his jam.
And I’m always forgetting to post here, which is going to stop starting now.
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Having briefly met Ali 6 years ago at an adaptive yoga conference on rainy Saturday, I’m thrilled to see her career flourish! She won a Tony Award last Sunday for her role as Ado Annie in Oklahoma! and shattered the glass ceiling for actors in wheelchairs, becoming the first wheelchair-user to win a Tony. Here’s a bio I wrote on her this week for SPINALpedia
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
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!
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