SCI Superstar: Kevin Saunders

No it’s not Chuck Norris in a wheelchair, it’s Kevin Saunders; one of the greatest US wheelchair athletes of all time. The first person with a disability to serve on the President’s Council of Physical Fitness (under President George Bush), and reelected by President Clinton, Kevin Saunders has been like a phoenix since his spinal cord injury nearly 34 years ago.

And that’s not all. He went on to become a Paralympian in track and field, an all-star athlete in wheelchair racing and he even worked with Oliver Stone as a consultant on his famous film, Born on the 4th of July.

Now one of the most well-known speakers in the world, read on for Kevin Saunders’ unforgettable story. Read this entry

SCI Superstar: Lyena Strelkoff

A performance artist since the day she was born, let me introduce you to the special soul that is Lyena Strelkoff.

She would say she’s first and foremost a dancer and actress, and that goes without question, but now days she’s best known for motivational speaking, and she’s becoming one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the country.

From discovering the joy of storytelling when she was in rehab (and finding self confidence she never had before) to developing a one-woman show that toured the country, check out the fascinating story of a woman who’s transformed her talents into a compelling art form aimed at helping the world understand the spinal cord injury experience. Read this entry