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Dawn Ziegler – Madison Wisconsin Chapter

2017-06-22T01:08:12+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Latest|

Dawn Ziegler, a member of the Madison Wisconsin Chapter, grew up on a small farm outside of Waunakee, Wisconsin, and was paralyzed in a car accident when she was 16, resulting in a C5/6 spinal cord injury. “One of the most frustrating things was not knowing what to do with [...]

Andrea Dalzell: Ignoring Doubters

2017-06-21T10:14:02+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Latest|

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.

Protective Wheelchair Safety Bags

2017-06-14T19:55:41+00:00 February 14th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Latest|

Protective Wheelchair Safety Bags for those times when your wheelchair has to catch a flight. Damage to wheelchair equipment at the airport can ruin travel plans for people with disabilities. It's an issue many within our community can relate to. New protective wheelchair safety bags designed by that can [...]

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

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