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Determined2Heal helps simplify the transition into life with paralysis. We provide information and advice for people with spinal cord injuries, their families and friends, as well as rehabilitative adventures. Get started in the Steps to Recovery Section.

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2018 PyeongChang Paralympics Preview

Do you know the 6 official Winter Paralympic sports? We’ve put together a description of each sport, including input from past Winter Paralympians. Which sports are you most excited to watch this year? The PyeongChang Winter Paralympics begins this Friday, and don’t forget, NBC, NBC Sports and the Olympics Channel plan on airing 94 hours of the games, with 125+ more hours available in streaming. Read more

SCI Superstar: Wesley Hamilton

Meet our newest SCI Superstar Wesley Hamilton. After paralyzed in gun violence 6 years ago, this Kansas City, MO native and single father went on to found The Disabled but Not Really Foundation to help people with paralysis get fit & eat healthy after their injury. He lost 100lbs post-injury himself! Wesley also was featured in EBONY Magazine this month! Read all about this rising positivity guru here.

3 Easy Wheelchair Workouts to Know (and Love)

From yoga to resistance training, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation details 3 workouts that work great for wheelchair-users. Staying in-shape after your injury is a must for multiple reasons, from keeping a fit mind and body to staying in shape for SCI treatments that may one day arise. Read more

SCI Health 101: How to Prevent UTIs and Bladder Cancer

Managing your bladder after a spinal cord injury is one of the hardest things to figure out, but it can be done! SPINALpedia is here to help and has put together an in-depth guide to manage MAJOR BLADDER IRRITATIONS and prevent BLADDER CANCER after a spinal cord injury. Please LIKE and SHARE to spread the word! Read here


No Flipping Excuses

We love No Flipping Excuses! This awesome nonprofit flips homes and makes them accessible for SCI folks. They operate in 30 states. A new SCI can be crazy expensive. Anything to help lower the cost of accessible housing is a welcome move. Learn more here.

5 Extreme Activities to Add to Your Bucket List

We love this post from Wheel: Life for the beginning 2018! There’s not a better way to start the new year off right than adding awesome adaptive activities to your to-do list. From adaptive surfing to skydiving, here’s 5 adaptive activities we couldn’t recommend more. Check it out

FES Bikes Are Coming to YMCAs

For many people living with a SCI, they want to do FES regularly, but there are no facilities near them where they can do it. We are excited to see the YMCA launching a FES program at select YMCAs across the country. Read more

What Adventures We Had in 2017

With 2018 almost here, we’re looking back at all of the adventures we had! Head-controlled paintball was a new sport our founder Josh was able to try. Determined2heal brought dozens of people with paralysis on a number of life-changing adventures in 2017 including adaptive sailing, diving, hang-gliding, surfing, skiing, and indoor skydiving. Here is what Josh had to say about paintball: 

“Felt like a ‘terminator’ machine from the future! I operated my wheelchair joystick with my right hand and would shoot paintballs by moving my head backwards thanks to a string attached to my mask and the trigger of the paintball gun.”

Please consider giving to our 2017 Crowdrise Holiday Fundraiser if you can! We would love  to continue bringing people with SCI on these adventures throughout 2018. Donate here

C2 Quadriplegic Bowls a Record Game

Kenny Salvini, a C2 quad, has become an insane bowler since his injury. Watch him get a near-strike, and break a personal record while he’s at it, here.

Australian Paraplegic to Climb Mt. Everest w/ Limited Assistance

Scott Doolan, a paraplegic from Australia, is set to become the first paraplegic with limited assistance to climb Mt. Everest. He and his fellow climbers are scheduled to begin/end the climb Feb-March 2018. Read more here

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