Member News

United Spinal’s 3rd Annual Roll on Capitol Hill: Wheelchair Users and Advocates Lead Charge to Strengthen Disability Rights

United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), gathered in Washington, D.C. on June 22-25 for Roll on Capitol Hill to shape policies that impact the health, independence […]

Access App Only the Beginning

Massachusetts member Kevin McGuire has had his hand on the pulse of the disability community since he was paralyzed in a 1968 accident. He worked on accessibility issues for two prominent senators, he founded his […]

Chicago Member Reveca Torres: Reimagining Life in a Chair

Inspiration struck Chicago member Reveca Torres when she was attending a fashion show. The show was hosted by Imerman Angels, an organization dedicated to providing one-on-one peer support for cancer survivors and fighters. Torres, who […]

Need for Speed

All New Jersey member Marcus Culvert wants is a chance — a chance to show the world just how fast a paralyzed person can go. Culvert, 51, has been racing cars since he was 16, […]

Advocacy in Action: Kesha Pilot of Hot Springs, Arkansas

After a spinal cord injury, one of the most difficult adjustments can be striking the right balance between accepting your new reality and hoping for a cure. In the 11 months since a car accident […]

Advocacy in Action: Mike Mohr of Madison, Wisconsin

Wisconsin NSCIA member Mike Mohr is a shining example of what each of us can accomplish when we refuse to let our disabilities define who we are.

Mohr, 31, who helped spearhead the creation of Madison-SCI, […]

Member Helps Protect Access to Proper Wheelchairs in WA

Bob Plummer, an NSCIA member from Washington State, is the perfect example of just how easy and rewarding it is to become an advocate. Plummer, a C7 incomplete quad, had been a steadfast supporter of […]

Advocacy in Action: Hector Del Valle of Central Florida

Hector Del Valle, president of NSCIA’s Central Florida Chapter and participant in our upcoming Roll on Capitol Hill, demonstrates that we all have the ability to overcome adversity and create positive changes in our lives […]

Advocacy in Action: Kim Harrison of Douglasville, Georgia

Kim Harrison, an NSCIA member from Douglasville, Georgia and past participant in Roll on Capitol Hill, proves that each of us has the ability to be effective self-advocates and make a difference in our communities.

In […]

NY Member George Gallego Honored with AAPD Leadership Award

By Dr. Rosemarie Murray

Wheels of Progress CEO & former Greater New York City NSCIA chapter leader George Gallego receives the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) 2013 Leadership Award  in Washington, D.C. on March […]