What began in 1946 as a small, determined group of World War II veterans advocating for greater civil rights and independence in New York City has grown into the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders across the country.
Mackay, a C2-3 quad, set out from his home in Port Angeles, Washington, determined to raise awareness of the need for more accessible bike and multi-use trails. Dubbed Ian’s Ride, Mackay’s plan was to roll almost the entire length of the state over a mere 10 days.
Judi Chapman invented the Care E On companion platform because she couldn’t keep up with her husband’s wheelchair. Ankle problems had slowed Judi down ...
The wheelchair travel gods may have finally heeded the prayers of wheelers frustrated by the difficulty of hauling luggage.
The Louisiana chapter started in 2004 as the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana, aiming to serve the state’s community of people with brain injuries. Last year BIALA joined up with United Spinal.
The guide is full of detailed information, maps, pictures and accessibility information.
Seven years ago, United Spinal Association’s Greater Kansas City Chapter hosted its first abilities fair. in the small lobby of one of the local rehab facilities. From those humble beginnings it would have been hard for even the biggest optimist to imagine how the event would evolve and grow.
Gerard “Jerry” Kelly, United Spinal’s executive director from 2002-2005, passed away June 18. Kelly was 70.
Sonny and Jeanette Ali, founders of the Sacramento Spinal Foundation, talk about their vision for the organization, and are focusing on trying to network the SCI community with manufacturers and products.
The China SCI trials are very successful — people with complete injuries are walking again, and regaining control over their bowel and bladder.