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.
Here’s an easy do it yourself wheelchair snow tires project that can help wheelchair users deal with the slippery winter issue of poor traction.
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.