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.
United Spinal Association and its VetsFirst program recently hosted a lunch and learn session on disability benefits and self-advocacy at the James J. Peters Bronx VAMC.
United Spinal Association is identifying barriers to appropriate rehabilitation services that provide greater personal independence and improved quality of life for individuals living with spinal cord injuries and other conditions and disorders.
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.
United Spinal has been named a beneficiary of the fundraiser created by Ciara O'Sullivan and Larissa Clifford, who are bicycling from New York City to Orlando, Florida to help improve the lives of individuals with spinal cord injury.
Nurses at Craig Hospital can help you identify potential SCI/D complications before they become serious health issues. This free service provides a dedicated nurse to answer non-emergency calls about spinal cord injury or brain injury.
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C., offers a free year-round rowing program open to any individual with a physical disability.
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.
President James Weisman convened a meeting with our Policy/Advocacy staff and members of our Advocacy Network to discuss transportation access issues.