Ian Ruder wore out the tires on his power chair to see how Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks rate when it comes to accessibility. He left wanting more of the beauty, more of the serenity and — bummer — better access.
Two years ago, he was in the hospital recovering from SCI. Today he is organizing a hugely successful fundraiser for his local chapter of United Spinal.
José’s road to being an outspoken advocate started when he attended a meeting of United Spinal’s New York City chapter.
Last year the United Spinal chapter of Tennessee hosted Camp United, an outdoor adaptive sports day in Nashville. After a successful first run, they are upping the stakes with the second annual Camp United on May 20.
Daniela never could have imagined the bond she would develop with her Canine Companion for Independence, Z-Dog.
To get a better sense of how Hurricane Maria impacted wheelchair users and people with disabilities, we spoke with Gretchelle Dilan, the founder of United Spinal’s Puerto Rico chapter. A lifelong resident and a wheelchair user, Dilan says she had never seen anything like Maria.
Marcela's become one of the faces of the ReWalk exoskeleton and has enjoyed a wild ride around the world.
Breakdancing didn’t have the same appeal for Randy after SCI but he found a new hobby miles away from the dance hall.
After three broken necks and countless surgeries, Kenneth Ryno eventually found his calling.
It takes quite a bit to steal the stage from a 6-foot-five-inch tall musician decked out in gold chains and jewelry, but when Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz took the stage in Tucson, Arizona, this August his custom wheelchair did just that.