Marcela Turnage and Kimberly Wooden formed an amazing friendship thanks to United Spinal Association’s Peer Mentor program, which brought the Nashville natives living with spinal cord injury (SCI) together. In less than two years, the program has trained over 200 mentors within the chapter network and they have sites currently located from coast to coast.
Rolling Inspiration, a San Antonio-based non-profit, now doubles as United Spinal’s San Antonio chapter. Rolling Inspiration got its start as a simple support group at a local community center in 2010.
By the time Williams reached out to United Spinal’s Resource Center in the weeks following the call, she was near her wit’s end. Ten days of phone calls to CMS had only proved more confusing.
The Rochester Spinal Association is truly a portrait in perseverance. Founding members Cathy Flanagan, Sue Shepard and Amy Scaramuzzino were on hand 25 years ago to cheer on Dave Resseguie and Bruce Holiday as they wheeled from Albany to Rochester to promote ADA awareness for people with disabilities.
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On Aug. 13, a C2-3 quad, set out Port Angeles, Washington, determined to raise awareness of the need for more accessible bike and multi-use trails.
United Spinal Named Beneficiary of ‘Ride with Ian’ Cross-Continent Bike Trek to Raise Spinal Cord Injury Awareness and Funds
United Spinal Association will receive 100 percent of the profits raised by Ian Andersen, who is cycling 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina to increase awareness, help veterans, and fund rehabilitation.
In 1946 Robert Moss rolled his wheelchair down to Grand Central Terminal in New York City and led his fellow World War II veterans in a passionate protest. The comrades, who suffered devastating spinal cord injuries in combat, had only one goal in mind: to simply reintegrate back into society [...]