May 2017

January 2017

Standing Up To CMS to get Needed Number of Catheters

By | January 1st, 2017|

Marjorie Williams had grown accustomed to regular calls from her medical equipment provider to check on how many catheters she had left, so when they called she didn’t think anything of it. They informed her that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had forced them to slash the amount of catheters she received monthly.

December 2016

Chapter Check-In: Rochester: Perseverance, Inspiration, Teamwork

By | December 1st, 2016|

The Rochester Spinal Association is truly a portrait in perseverance. Founding members Cathy Flanagan, Sue Shepard and Amy Scaramuzzino were on hand 25 years ago to cheer on Dave Resseguie and Bruce Holiday as they wheeled from Albany to Rochester to promote ADA awareness for people with disabilities.

October 2016

United Spinal Celebrates 70 Years

By | October 3rd, 2016|

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.

Ian Mackay’s 300-Mile Sip-and-Puff Ride for Accessible Trails

By | October 3rd, 2016|

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.

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