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.
Shouts of congratulations and waves of applause could be heard along the entire race route from runners and spectators alike. The unique reason for all of the support is that both of them have spinal cord injuries.
The Hudson Valley is blessed with a number of wonderful state parks, but there are two that really stand out for the breadth of their accessible options.
The first two steps for almost any successful chapter are to develop and fully embrace a mission and then to figure out how to serve that mission. The Hudson Valley Chapter of United Spinal devised a great mission
Meet four advocates who will be attending Roll On Capitol Hill to tell their stories and make their needs known to our legislators.
The New Hampshire chapter of United Spinal collaborates closely with Wheelchair Health in Motion, a unique blend of peer support groups and exercise that is quickly spreading throughout New Hampshire.
The implementation of universal improvement in accessibility will be completed in two phases — and the second phase is already under way. It is a beautiful and much needed enhancement.