Tag: spinal cord injury

SPINAL INJURIES ASSOCIATION

The Spinal Injuries Association is a (U.K.) national charity dedicated to helping everyone touched by spinal cord injury, rebuild their lives.

Gratitude Affects Attitude

Let your gratitude propel you toward you goals.

Thriving, Not Just Surviving a Spinal Cord Injury

“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…

Transverse Myelitis Awareness Day

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…

Quad Rugby & Waterskiing

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…

But We Just Said Never Look Back

Late last week in our very first Quick Tidbit; Quick Tidbit 01, it was suggested that you  never look back unless you were taking inventory of your achievements.   Today, I am going to share an example with you of how I did exactly…

Lifting A Cyclist’s Limits With Tandem Towing

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…

Para Swimmer & Change Maker

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…

I Am Not My Chair

Today, I was asked if I was wheelchair bound.  The question actually threw me off guard for a moment and I found myself struggling to answer the question.  I can’t quite recall my exact answer but I babbled something about being able to use…

Share Your Story – Inspire The World

Overcoming the obstacles that we face in life can become quite challenging  and will often make us feel as if we are running into a brick wall.  How many times have we met with adversity that seems to take us right back to square…