25 years after the car accident that changed her future, Shannon has turned medical advice about all the things she would never be able to do on its head.
Dawn Ziegler 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 SCI. “One of the most frustrating things was not knowing what to do with myself. It killed me not being able to help [...]
United Spinal Named Beneficiary of ‘Ride with Ian’ Cross-Continent Bike Trek to Raise Spinal Cord Injury Awareness and Funds
United Spinal Association will receive 100 percent of the profits raised by Ian Andersen, who is cycling 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina to increase awareness, help veterans, and fund rehabilitation.
Action Required! Click Here To Take Action Delays in getting your benefits exist because Social Security’s operating budget has been cut by over 10 percent since 2010 and the Social Security Administration (SSA) has been forced to cut back on your services. Since 2010, SSA has closed [...]
Institutionalization remains a serious problem for people with disabilities. United Spinal supports the Disability Integration Act (S. 2427/H.R. 5689) which addresses this serious problem by specifying in Federal Statute that people with disabilities have a federally protected right to a real choice in how and where they [...]
In 1946 Robert Moss rolled his wheelchair down to Grand Central Terminal in New York City and led his fellow World War II veterans in a passionate protest. The comrades, who suffered devastating spinal cord injuries in combat, had only one goal in mind: to simply reintegrate back into society [...]
Ian Andersen is taking a 17,500 mile bike ride spanning 14 countries over 10 months, all with the goal of raising awareness & funds for spinal cord injury.
Tina McFadden grew up in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, and still lives there with her partner, Rick and new pup, Cozy. She had her spinal cord injury July 18, 1990 when she was hit by a boat while water-skiing, making her a T12 incomplete. Tina had been very involved with Madison [...]
Attending peer mentor training. At the time of his accident, Richard Bagby was 25 years old and strongly considering pursuing a career as a Marine Corps officer. At 6-6, 215 pounds, he was an oft-honored, highly recruited athlete in high school. He played basketball at Boston University before [...]
When someone is spinal cord injured, there can be a great deal of uncertainty and an overwhelming amount of questions. But the fact is there are many people living with SCI that are achieving extraordinary things. They’re relentless and determined, staring down adversity, unwilling to let their injury slow them [...]