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Life in Action Editor’s Note: Looking Ahead

December 18th, 2013|

On the cover of our third issue, back in 2011, we featured a man using an exoskeleton to walk following a spinal cord injury. Inside we told you that as sci-fi as it may have seemed, the technology was coming and held huge potential for the SCI community.
Now, just two […]

Friends and SCI/D: An Adjustment for All

October 9th, 2013|

By Erica Jacques with Alex Ghenis

During my six years as an occupational therapist in a rehab hospital, I witnessed more life-changing events than most people do in a lifetime. When it came to addressing the needs of people who were recovering after a spinal cord injury, I felt like we […]

Access: Morgan’s Wonderland

October 9th, 2013|

By Frances J. Folsom
There’s no need to worry about accessibility if you take your kids to Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio. Every ride is fully wheelchair accessible.
Morgan Hartman loves her family, music, her dog and cat and butterflies. Morgan was born with severe cognitive delays. Despite the challenges that she […]

Travel: Sweden: Beauty, Equality and Clean Eats

October 9th, 2013|

By Deborah Davis

The author had no trouble finding stunning scenic views wherever she rolled in Stockholm.
As the co-owner of inclusive stock photo and travel websites, and with free travel provided through my husband’s work, I have been fortunate to experience many of the world’s most and least accessible […]

Life in Action Editor’s Note: The Power of Friendship

October 9th, 2013|

Looking back on all the hours of physical and occupational therapy I went through after being paralyzed and all the other rehab-related things I did to get back to living my life, I can’t think of any single thing that had more of a beneficial impact on me than the […]

Life in Action Editor’s Note: Transformations

August 1st, 2013|

Aside from impacting future legislation and getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how our government really works, one of the most rewarding parts of this year’s Roll on Capitol Hill was seeing so many new advocates transformed from nervous newbies to confident, committed and passionate pros.
The prospect of rolling from congressional […]

Meeting the Challenge

August 1st, 2013|

Iowa attendees Angie Plager (left) and Jen Wolff brought their positive energy to the awards reception, following a long day of lobbying as part of this year’s Roll on Capitol Hill.
More advocates, more congressional visits and more excitement made the 2nd Annual Roll on Capitol Hill, held June 16-19 in […]

The ADA: Where Are We?

August 1st, 2013|

James Weisman (right), Judy Heumann and John Wodatch all played key roles in shaping the ADA and enjoyed a chance to catch up at this year’s Roll on Capitol Hill.
James Weisman, United Spinal’s general counsel, has been fighting for disability rights since long before the Americans with Disabilities Act was […]

Access: Sit Ski Solutions

August 1st, 2013|

Candace Cable is a nine-time Paralympian who has won 12 medals. Here she shows off her form while downhill skiing on a mono-ski.
Following the accident that resulted in my SCI, I remember looking out the hospital window at the forest and thinking I would never again be able to indulge […]

Wilderness Inquiry: Unforgettable Dog Sledding

August 1st, 2013|

About two years ago, I took a dog sled trip in Northern Minnesota near the Canadian border with an organization called Wilderness Inquiry. Based out of Minneapolis, Minn., Wilderness Inquiry is an organization that enables people with and without disabilities the experience of nature oriented trips, both domestically and worldwide. […]