Let it begin! We are super excited to hold our 1st annual Fall Photo Contest! Below are the submissions from some amazing SPINALpedia fans. Each photo is meant to demonstrate how Autumn can still be enjoyed despite a SCI.

If you would like your Fall photo included in the contest, please send your photo to spinalpedia@gmail.com. Voting ends Oct. 31st (we will add any new photo submissions as they arrive). To vote: Submit the number of your favorite photo in the Comments section below. You can also submit your vote via our official Facebook post on the contest here.

The person in the winning photo will be featured in our SCI Superstar series (a full-fledged bio with links to their projects), which will be published on our site and shared on our social media outlets in early November. Thank you for voting and Happy Fall!

**1. Camping Again (in Autumn!) After a SCI – Nicola Say**

*“The was my first time camping in my wheelchair and of course I had to get out and sit on a rock! Lol”*

**2. Leaf Shenanigans – Maureen Louise Riley**

*“This is our son, Luke, and his constant companion Aria, playing in the leaves in North Dakota” 🍁❤️*

**3. Fall Handcycle Ride with her Loves – Dani Schirmer**

*“Here is me, my fiancé and my service dog in early Fall.”*

**4. Haley Back in the Saddle Again – Stacy Giardina**

*“This is my beautiful daughter Haley back in the saddle! Haley has rode horses since she could walk. In July of 2105 at the age of 14, she had a Spinal Cord Stroke resulting in T-10 paraplegia. Thanks to On Eagles Wings, she’s finding her way out of the chair and back to one of her passions! HaleyStrong!”*

**5. Grandpa & grandson at Mt. Rushmore – Jeff Pagels**

*“This is me & my 10 year old grandson just off a week long successful elk hunt in the Big Horn mountains of Wyoming.”*

Maureen Riley#2 Leaf Shenanigans! I am blessed to watch this group of wonderful friends enjoy life each and every day!

Rita GreffWhat a great friendship for Luke Riley.

Rita Greff#2 Leaf Shenanigans

Jennifer White#2

Stephanie Broadwater4 Haleystrong

Dee Kennell#4

Dee Kennell#4

Margaret Lewis#4 Haley

SHARON# 4

Stacy G#4!

Lu Newell#2, Luke Riley is the most amazing kid I have ever met. He embraces life to the fullest and enjoys each moment His way… which is Always Interesting.

Tracy Underwood#4 Haley Ross

Rudolph Izzie#3

Mark Giardina#4 !!!! Fantastic All of them!!

Pat Einarson#2

Peggy BrownNumber 4

Sue vien#2 leaf shenanigans

Joan Jackson2…luke leads the best life he can in his chair and his friends surround him

Amanda Calsbeek#2

Kimberly Chipps4

Jane#2

Katy#1…. Nicola is an inspiration to so many people, I wish I could be 1/2 the person she is!!

Jacqueline Ross#4 ❤️ Everyone one should be so proud! Love all of them.

Erin Michelle#4 HaleyStrong

Melissa flanigan#4

Haleystrong!

Lanae Brown#2

Becky Dockter#2 leaf shenanigans! All fun pictures❤️

Sue Scovill#4 Haley Strong!

MaCee Dehlin#4! All are wonderful!

Lisa Welch#4 Haley Strong

Sarah#4 go Haley!!

Amy#2. 💜💛💚

Amanda#2

Toni Shander#4

Jodi#4

Becky s#4

Samantha#4 Haley Ross

KatieHaley!

Cindy Peterson#2 Leaf Shenanigans!

Kelly Meyers#4

Carolyn Doerr#4 Haley inspires all of us!

jOYCE#4 HALEY STRONG!!!

jOYCE#4 HALEYSTRONG!!

Carol Petitto#4 Haley Ross!

Terri Fuller#4

Joy Wagner#4

Jennifer Martin#1

Stephanie#2 leaf shenanigans!

Donna# 4

Kass Mihelich#2 Leaf shenanigans An Awesome picture!

Billie Mattis#2

Jordan Sherbin#4

Audra Houser#4

Nancy Graham#4 HaleyStrong

Kitty Monke#2 Leaf shenanigans. Kids & leaves go together.

Nancy Graham#4 HaleyStrong

Tasha#2-Leaf Shenanigans! Luke is the coolest! Such an awesome group of friends! Everyday is an adventure! Watching them play makes my heart happy!

Tammy Grove#4 ❤

Tammy Burdock#4 ❤️

Tori Rohr#2. Friends are so important ♥️

Autumn Parker#4 #HaleyStrong

Holly Bommersbach#2 Awesome Luker!!

Collette WinfreyI agree, all the photos are awesome. I vote #2, Luke and Aria!

Sheri Kelly#4

Bev De WitNo 1. Look at the joy on her face.

Bev De WitNo 1. Just look at the joy on her face.

Kara Welke#2 Luke!

Gudrun KaiserI vote for Number 1 – Nicola Stay.

Stephanie#4

Jack Blaker#4

Clarissa White#4

Heather#1 Nichole is so full of life and she inspires me in so many ways!

Barb Lake#4 Haley strong, always an inspiration to everyone, smiling and happy

Eileen and Frank DunhamThey all have to win. Sorry, but one photo is not enough. Come on. Beautiful woman. Cute kids. Lovely family. Horses and helpers. Generational bonding.

Brian Hermsmeier#3

Brittney#1!!

Cheryl#4

CherylProud if all of them and the challenges they have over come on their life.

Leslie Sine#4 ❤️

Judy Brackel#2 leaf shenanigans

Sharon Caple#4 Haley Strong!

Go Haley!

Kathleen LaytonI vote for # 4. Haley strong.

Gail Dvorchak#4

Rebekah Nelson#1 ❤ one of the strongest people I know!

Lynne#4 Haley strong !!!

Lori Selman#1. Inspiring. Living.

Karrie#2 leaf shennanigans

Diane SwintekHaley Strong! #4 Haley back in the saddle!!

Anna & Kirby#4 👊🏼💪🏼

Nichole Gring#4 Haley Strong

Lori Lough#4 Haley Ross

Jack Blaker#4 HaleyStrong

Angela McClain#4

#HaleyStrong

Jen Starcevic#2 Go LUKE!!

Cari-Ann Nostrum#2 Go Luke!!

Jen helgeson#2 Awesome kids!

Gina Roller#2 Luker & one of his many shenanigans!

Christy Kramer#2 ❤️

Andrea Auch#2 Luke is an amazing kid with an amazing family!

Meghan Cary#2 Luke is an amazing kid with a wonderful family and very special neighborhood friends, like Aria!

Carla Anderson2 Luker in the leaves

Mary Beth Say#1-❤️❤️❤️ Nicola Say!!

Brenda Hanson#2 leaf shenanigans

Irena#2

Wendy#2

Robyn bancroft2!

Barb#2

Erin wessman#2

Randy Schoenborn#2 Luke and his friend

Debbie Y#2

vanessa2 Just because.

Andrea Schmidt-Dockter#2.

Kathryn Vigness#2

Rick BostickNo. 1 Nicola Say

Laura#4 HaleyStrong!!

Niki Giardina#4 #Haley Strong!

Brannon Garton#4 Haley!!!

Patty DeVito#4 Haley Strong

Shawn#4 Haleystrong

Chris Ashby#4 Haley Strong

Lauren Peddicord#4!

Paula sexton#4 Hayleystrong

RobertaT#4

Carla Anderson#2 Luker

Sue vien2 leaf shenanigans

Jill S#2!

Finn & Angie#2 Luke & Aria

Shera Brandvold#2

Dave#2

Jill BeireisNumber 2!!!!! Number 2!!!!

Marissa2

Jadie Larkin#2 What more do you need than a good friend and a pile of leaves!! 🍂 🍁

Kelli#2 ❤️❤️

Marisa#2

Rochelle Klein#2….awesome kiddos…fall in ND!!

Amanda Burris#2 – Luke

Tiffany StrombergI vote #2!

Julie#2 Luke in the leaves!

Ali wald#2…