A former teacher turned research assistant who also blogs about wheelchair life and serves as president of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of United Spinal Association, Megan Hammond is dedicated to helping people find the resources they need after a spinal cord injury.
In recognition of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to honor some of the game changers and innovators who make United Spinal’s diverse community truly amazing.
Scott Liesch crisscrosses the nation representing The Standing Company, trumpeting the many benefits of standing wheelchairs. He sees himself as more than a sales rep: “I want to get chair users up on their feet again.”
Triathlete and open-water swimmer Trent Theroux attempted to swim the 21-mile span of the English Channel as a fundraiser to benefit Rise Above Paralysis, the Greater Boston Chapter of United Spinal Association.
As an SCI researcher and a person with SCI, Alexander “Sasha” Rabchevsky’s learned his unique position can be an advantage and a source of frustration, but he is dedicated to improving the quality of life of his fellow wheelers.
28 years ago, on July 26th, 1990, I sat on the White House lawn and watched President George H.W. Bush sign the Americans with Disabilities.
If your wheelchair back and seat are made of soft material there is one thing you can count on- The upholstery will stretch and sag over time.
Laura Power, a United Spinal member from Pennsylvania shares her experiences joining other wheelchair users in fighting for disability rights.
With all three of her kids grown up, Karen Roy doesn't lack for things to do, She travels for her job with Numotion, serves as a board member for the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana, and is the reigning Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana.
Cheri Arnold is determined to bring attention to issues impacting veterans living with paralysis and other disabilities such as post-traumatic stress disorder, and the deteriorating VA healthcare services in Washington, DC.