United Spinal Association will host Megan Hammond at its 7th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill, to speak directly with legislators on issues that affect the independence and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries and disorders and other pre-existing conditions.
Two years ago, Dallas Jordan Disbro was in the hospital recovering from SCI. Today he is living independently, working at his old job and riding the high of organizing a hugely successful fundraiser for his local chapter of United Spinal.
José Hernandez may be the happiest driver in New York City. The image of a smiling New York driver may be hard to fathom, but when you hear why Hernandez is so happy, it makes perfect sense.
Last year the United Spinal chapter of Tennessee hosted an outdoor adaptive sports day in Nashville. After a successful first run, they are upping the stakes with the second annual Camp United on May 20.
Daniela Schirmer had high hopes when she decided to get a Canine Companion for Independence about three years ago, but she never could have imagined the bond she would develop with Zandra (Z-Dog).
To get a better sense of how Hurricane Maria impacted wheelchair users and people with disabilities, we spoke with Gretchelle Dilan, the founder of United Spinal’s Puerto Rico chapter. A lifelong resident and wheelchair user, Dilan says she had never seen anything like Maria.
Marcela Turnage made her public debut in a 2014 Baltimore Sun article on the ReWalk exoskeleton. Since then she’s become one of the faces of the company and has enjoyed a wild ride around the world.
Before he sustained a C5-6 spinal cord injury, Randy Duchesneau was at home on the dance floor. Breakdancing didn’t have the same appeal after SCI, but Randy found a new hobby miles away from the dance hall.