She has created the “Universal Living Design Laboratory,” a seriously gorgeous show home in Ohio that uses universal design & green building principals. Read this entry
As part of my blogging for SPINALpedia.com, I get to write about a lot of awesome people with SCI. And Frank Gardner, a paralyzed BBC security correspondent, is one of the coolest.
Learn all about this badass Brit who was shot in Saudi Arabia in 2004, and hasn’t stopped being a high-profile journalist. Read this entry
Here are three people with spinal cord injuries seamlessly speaking to kids (including a clip of Christopher Reeve on Sesame Street!). Read this entry
He’s been a hearthrob fans adored in General Hospital and Another World, he was on NBC’s Las Vegas until 2010 and he’s in the new documentary CinemAbility. This guy really needs a website. Read this entry
I’ve always loved FDR. He made it cool to be in a wheelchair (even though he didn’t want the world to know he was in one). Ok, maybe “cool” isn’t the operative term. “Badass”….yeah, that’s more like it.
FDR essentially turned the word “invalid” upside down. You can imagine how excited I was then when I saw the preview for Hyde Park on the Hudson last night.
It’s a new movie profiling a snippet of FDR’s life in the summer of 1939, starring Bill Murray as FDR and Laura linney as Daisy Stuckley. Read this entry
Staying healthy is huge in our world. Watch a great video interviewing 5 people 18 years post; what’s changed and tips galore.
Plus – two more videos, one of shoulder pain prevention, the other on pressure sore prevention (did you know you have to eat 3x the amount of protein when you have one?). Read this entry
Hyrded Makabali, a paraplegic from Cali (who grew up in the UK), has gone on to become the only female semi-pro pool player with a spinal cord injury. And she’s a makeup artist (with a talent in special effects makeup).
Learn all about this stunner on wheels! Read this entry
Frank Gardner, paralyzed in a terrorist attack while reporting for the BBC in ’04, treks to the mountains of Rwanda to finally see a silver back Gorilla in it’s native environment. Read this entry
They talk about Damon’s interesting (and sometimes tumultuous) journey to recovery on the Big Island (traveling there from Kauai).
And they discuss his discovery and love of three adrenaline-soaring sports that have helped fill the void that surfing left – skydiving, karate and Aikido.
He’s the first person to directly land in their wheelchair after a skydive in fact!