During one of my recent workout sessions my coach asked me how the exercise was going and I grumbled some response because I wasn’t happy with my form and didn’t feel as if I were executing the movement perfectly. Coach Ryann checked me right away and positively responded “Hey, its much better than when you started, just keep at it”Continue reading
“If only I knew then what I know now”. So many of us have uttered those words in our lifetime, wishing that we had only known how to navigate through unexpected health events and circumstances that have knocked us for a loop. When tragedy strikes we look to family and close friends for guidance and comfort. But the harsh reality is that our family and friends are often ill-equipped to help, Continue reading
Exactly what does it take for California state legislators to recognize the toll that a rare disease such as Transverse Myelitis (TM) has on it’s constituents. It takes a dedicated California resident; Sandy Rey, a woman who poured her soul into raising awareness for a condition that she herself lives with.
A TM diagnosis is life altering to say the least. The challenges faced by those living with TM can be compared to living life trapped on a perpetual rollercoaster where the tumultuous ups and downs never cease. All while your family, friends and community are helplessly planted on the ground watching you scream your way through the ride.
Sandy knew that she had to do something to make a difference so she single handedly took on this seemingly impossible mission. Continue reading
On August 24th, 2008 Graeme, a 2002 UNH grad and newly wed in the beginnings of a new career, was involved in a car accident that left him a C-7 quadriplegic. Graeme was shortly thereafter admitted to Shepherd Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta to complete the rehab process and to learn how to live with a spinal cord injury. In addition to learning how to adapt to life using a wheelchair for mobility, the Shepherd Center introduced Graeme to adaptive sports through their Therapeutic Recreation Department.
Early on a Saturday morning Jim met me at my house to load my recumbent trike into the back of his truck. Clouds dotted the sky to the south and the sun was still undecided as to what it was going to do. The weather Continue reading
Mohammad “Shams Aalam” Shaikh; para swimmer has his sights set on the 2018 Asian Para Games. We have every confidence that Shams Aalam will be the emerging winner at this upcoming para event. Why are we so sure? In 2014, Shams set a world record and he holds a title in the Limca Book of World Records for the longest open sea swimming Continue reading