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Joanna Bonilla Crosses Off a Bucket List Goal Post-Injury Read

16 July 2018, 7:59 pm

Soon after a spinal cord injury many of us start getting that sneaking suspicion that we’re missing out on life. Whether it’s an event we can’t attend because of inaccessibility, or an activity we can’t do because of our paralysis, they begin to stack up. Joanna Bonilla, a 34 year old woman who was paralyzed...

Free book for Acute SCI: Get Smart Fast, Know Your Rights Read

9 July 2018, 9:39 pm

In the first ninety-something days after a spinal cord injury, the fear of the unknown and the many unanswered questions running through your head is one of the toughest parts of this time. Doctors, nurses and social workers try to give you as much advice as you can, but paralysis is an ever evolving  world...

Joanna Finally Crosses Off a Fun Goal Post-Injury Read

8 June 2018, 6:30 pm

Soon after a spinal cord injury many of us start getting that sneaking suspicion that we’re missing out on life. Whether it’s an event we can’t attend because it not accessible or an activity we can’t do because of our paralysis, they begin to stack up. Joanna Bonilla, paralyzed by Lupus, put a temporary halt...

Rayne Shield: A Waterproof Leg Protector Read

7 June 2018, 7:30 pm

It would be fair to say that nature isn’t the most wheelchair friendly, and especially when it comes to the rain. From bulky raincoats to umbrellas that just don’t reach everywhere (leaving knees and shoes wet!), what’s a wheelchair-user to do? Annette Flowe, a paraplegic from Germany, was sick of getting wet every time it...

Spinalpedia’s Spring 2018 Newsletter Read

25 April 2018, 5:58 pm

Spring 2018 Newsletter Indoor Skydiving All-Abilities Night – April 30th Spring is here! We’re  bringing people on adaptive adventures very soon. On April 30th at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Loudoun, Virginia, we’re taking a group of people with SCI to iFLY’s “All-Abilities” night. Registration is full. To experience this adrenaline-fueled activity in the future, email...

SPINALpedia Open Call for SCI Article Submissions Read

9 November 2017, 10:06 pm

We’re excited to announce our first Open Call for SCI Article Submissions! Do you love to write? Do you have something to say about life with a spinal cord injury? From poetry to first-person articles on becoming paralyzed, we would love to share your words with our community. Please send your submissions to spinalpedia@gmail.com. Thank...

Spinal Cord Injury: First 90 Days by Sam Maddox: A Review Read

9 November 2017, 9:56 pm

Free knowledge is always a good thing, especially when dealing with spinal cord injury information. This is why we heartily recommend Spinal Cord Injury: First 90 Days. Written for people in Southern California, this book covers everything you need to know when figuring out life with a new spinal cord injury. Not only is it...

SPINALpedia Ambassador Search! Read

23 October 2017, 9:45 pm

Help us spread SCI awareness by becoming a SPINALpedia Ambassador! Are you passionate about spreading SCI awareness? SPINALpedia is seeking people who love sharing SCI information with others, and the rest of the world! All SPINALpedia ambassadors will receive a bio and link on our site. To apply, please send us a paragraph explaining why...

SPINALpedia’s 2017 Fall Photo Contest Read

17 October 2017, 8:27 pm

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...

Survey – The Air Carriers Access Amendments Act Needs Your Help! Read

1 September 2017, 9:55 pm

Senator Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin is championing air travel rights for people with disabilities by recently introducing the bill the Air Carriers Access Amendments Act. Her bill will put more teeth into existing law by increasing penalties for damaged wheelchairs and allowing air travelers to sue in court to recover damages. Please fill out United Spinal Association’s...