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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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Determined2Heal Speaks at VCU & Sheltering Arms Rehab Center

In February, SPINALpedia had the honor of speaking with patients and staff at VCU and Sheltering Arms in Richmond, VA. Our goal was to share how SPINALpedia can be a valuable resource at their facilities to help both their patients and SCI staff. Special thanks to Richard Bagby for setting up the two speaking engagements. Learn more about Sheltering Arms here

Determined2Heal Goes Adaptive Skiing in Colorado

This month we had an amazing time taking a group of people with SCI to Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado for three days of adaptive skiing. We want to thank the awesome crew at Ignite Adaptive Sports who helped us get out on the slopes. A thrilling time was had by all! Watch Fox News coverage of our adventure here.

Paraplegic to Race in Dakar Rally 2019

Congrats to Nicola Dutto, the first paraplegic motorcycle racer to take part in the Dakar Rally, a car/motorcycle race that began in 1978. The 2019 race started yesterday and will be held in Peru this year. Good luck Nicola! Read more

Give to Determined2heal on #GivingTuesday

Our annual holiday fundraiser is about to begin! This year we’re taking part in #GivingThursday on Tuesday, November 27th, the day after Cyber Monday. We aim to raise $50,000 this year! You can help us reach that amount between now and Jan. 2nd. Every dollar helps make a difference in the lives of people with paralysis. You can donate here. Thank you!

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SCI Superstar Ian Mackay

Meet Ian Mackay of Ian’s Ride! Injured 10 years ago in a bicycling accident, he still loves to hit the trails in his wheelchair and now advocates for trail accessibility with his nonprofit Ian’s Ride. Read more

Former Drag Racer Back on the Track

Adaptive racing, drag racing to be exact, is another amazing adapted sport that’s opening up to people with spinal cord injuries, particularly in the UK. Former NASCAR racer Darryl Gwynn is racing again thanks to Sip ‘n Puff controls for the car. Read more

10 Dream Wheelchair-Accessible Locations

We love dreaming at Determined2heal, and these 10 amazing wheelchair-accessible locales from around the world make our minds and hearts dream in big ways. From the London Eye to the Doge’s Palace in Venice, these locations will be something you’ll definitely want to want to add to your future travel bucket list. Read more

Microsoft Creates Adaptive Controller for Xbox

Microsoft is finally giving people with paralysis what they’ve been asking for years – adaptive gaming contollers made by the gaming company itself. Check out this adaptive controller created with help from patients at Craig Hospital in Colorado for Microsoft’s Xbox here.

Empower Spinal Cord Injury Changing Lives

A nonprofit not too far from where we’re headquartered is after our own hearts. Empower Spinal Cord in New York offers amazing adaptive adventures for people with SCI at Stony Brook University. Last month they helped a group of people with paralysis try adaptive surfing on Long Island and other sports as part of their annual 2-week program. We know from our own experience that these events change lives. Watch a news clip and learn more about Empower Spinal Cord Injury.

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