Erin Gildner’s life was falling apart when, under the influence of alcohol, she wrecked her vehicle and found herself paralyzed. Her injury led her to public speaking, and that helped her find her passion for public health and the purpose she had been lacking.
United Spinal member Rob Wudlick had no idea he had a knack and a passion for advocacy when he broke his neck in a diving accident six years ago. Yet in the spring of this year, he helped secure $6 million for SCI research in Minnesota. How quickly things change.
Within the halls of United Spinal, James Weisman is almost as famous for his storytelling ability as he is for his work in disability rights.
United Spinal Association and over 150 wheelchair users and advocates from 35 states, gathered in Washington DC, for our 2017 Annual Roll on Capitol Hill.
Nurses always had United Spinal member Andrea Dalzell’s back since she started dealing with transverse myelitis at age 5. Now 29, the former Ms. Wheelchair New York is eager to repay the favor when she graduates from nursing school this year.
Over 100 United Spinal members will be advocating for the SCI/D community at our Annual Roll on Capitol Hill. Here’s a look back at the event’s origins.
When two of the largest health systems in Virginia announced they are collaborating to build a state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital outside Richmond, no one had a bigger smile than Sharon Drennan, the executive director of the Virginia Chapter of United Spinal Association.
The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana hosted its 10th annual conference March 10-11 in Kenner, Louisiana, for a record turnout of 220 professionals, caregivers and SCI survivors.
Over 100 disability advocates and wheelchair users from our national chapter network will gather in Washington to meet with congressional leaders.
In honor of all of Finn Bullers advocacy efforts and the genuine zeal with which he pursues them, United Spinal has named him Advocate of the Year, 2014.