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Rob Summers and Girlfriend Compete in NYC Marathon

Rob Summers, a 31 year old with paraplegia, was one of the first people in the world to undergo epidural stimulation! Read how he and his girlfriend Julie recently competed in the NYC Marathon on behalf of Team Reeve and SCI research. Read more

Adaptive Diving Changes One Paraplegic’s Perspective

Adaptive diving can be a huge perspective-changer as a person with paralysis. Many even report a brief increase in mobility after their dive. Elizabeth Forst, a quadriplegic, shares her experience diving her first time this past Spring when she went diving with Craig Hospital’s Rec Therapy Department in the Grand Cayman Islands (from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation). Read here

SPINALpedia’s 2017 Fall Photo Contest

If you have a moment, please vote in SPINALpedia’s 2017 Fall Photo Contest. We are excited about the 5 entries this year. Each shows a full life is more than possible after a SCI. You can view the contest and vote here. If you like Facebook, you can also vote on our FB page here.

New Accessible Boardwalks at British Columbia Park

Looking for a place to enjoy the changing leaf colors in British Columbia that’s also wheelchair accessible? A new boardwalk has opened in Haida Gwaii! Parts of the islands in Haida Gwaii in Naikoon Provincial Park are now accessible to thanks to newly installed extended wooden boardwalks. A virtual hike is also available. Read more

Roll On/Bowl On in Northern California

An on-going adaptive bowling event put on by the SCI Active Network is gaining steam! It happens at various locations across Northern California throughout the year and they call it Roll On/Bowl On. You can learn more about this bowling meet-up, and when the next one will be, here.

Seated Surfboard Now Available in the UK

For those with severe spinal cord injuries, limited upper body movement prevents them from trying adaptive surfing. The usual method of laying on your stomach on the board doesn’t work, which is what spurred Ben from Surfability in the UK to create a seated surfboard, allowing anyone to feel the joys of riding the waves. As they say  in the UK, brilliant! Learn more

Life Rolls On Adaptive Surf Days Changing Lives

We love Life Rolls On! The Summer, Determined2heal took a group of people with SCI to one of their adaptive surf days aka “They Will Surf Again” events at Virginia Beach. Alejandro Fernandez, a C6 quadriplegic from San Diego, shared with the San Diego Tribune how these adaptive surf days have changed his life. Read more here

New Nonprofit in NC to Offer Rides on Adapted Fishing Boat

For those in North Carolina, a new accessible boat is available for rides via the new nonprofit Wheels On Deck! Their boat is named “The Bazinga” (a homage to The Big Bang Theory) and is a newly renovated 43 ft. fishing boat. Read more

Paralyzed Racecar Driver Sam Schmidt Takes Jay Leno for a Ride

Adaptive extreme driving! Watch Sam Schmidt, a former pro racecar driver and C1 quadriplegic, take Jay Leno in a spin in his mouth-driven Corvette, a fully-adapted Z06 2016. Watch here

Teenage Quadriplegic Competes in Canada Games

Injured less than 2 years ago, Max Arsenault, a C6 quadriplegic, competed in the 200-meter kayak race at the Canada Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba this Summer. Go Max!! Read his story here #adaptivesports

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