Saturday, October 19, 2019

Links

Spinal Cord Injury Links that are helpful or interesting

Ralph’s Riders Foundation

Published: February 1, 2017
RalphsRiders.org

Ralph’s Riders Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to enabling individuals with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments to achieve their highest level of independence, health and personal fulfillment by providing peer and career mentorship, resource information, scholarships, grants, and a supporting network within the community.

The Woody Foundation

Published: January 26, 2017
WoodyFoundation.org

The Woody Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization formed in 2011 to raise funds for people with paralysis. The namesake of The Foundation, James “Woody” Beckham suffered his spinal cord injury making a rugby tackle in January 2011. His family and friends have bonded together to support Woody by making donations to local charities which help others with paralysis.

Wheelchair World

Published: January 23, 2017
WheelchairWorld.info

We can all help each other to travel more comfortably by sharing our experiences!

WheelchairWorld features holidays and travel reviews and resources for and  by wheelchair users. It was started by a wheelchair user and it invites contributions from other wheelchair users ,

There are loads of excellent reviews and resources out there for wheelchair users, produced by and used by other wheelchair users. In addition to giving individuals a space to share their experiences, Wheelchair World provides links to other great wheelchair users sites, useful information and service providers!

Back-Up Trust

Published: January 22, 2017
Back-Up Trust

We are here to inspire independence in anyone affected by spinal cord injury and to encourage everyone to get the most from their lives. We work with people of all ages, from young children to the elderly, whatever the motivation or background.

Back Up relies on a vital family of volunteers, mentors and skilled professionals, who provide unrivaled support and enthusiasm for our work and who help us deliver services that rebuild confidence and self-belief.

We help people realize their ambitions and overcome prejudice, creating the opportunity to transform lives.

inventability.net

Published: January 8, 2017

Inventions, hacks, fixes, tutorials, tips… Invent/ability is a collection of useful solutions to everyday problems like: how to drink coffee without using your hands, how to hack a wheelchair, and how to smartify your home.

Stuart is quadriplegic; he can’t use his arms and legs at all; he can move his head and has about 5mm of reliable control in his right middle finger, and he has severe, complex, and degenerating health issues. This is far from the most interesting thing about him, but it’s important to grasp the extent to which he must “act at a distance” by designing systems and processes to carry out the business of daily living without physical contact. Imagine a house with no light switches, no door handles, no buttons on the phone or taps on the sink or knobs on the boiler.

Magic Fingers SMS Helper – Connect SMS Messages to IFTTT

Published: January 6, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Who is it For?

Anybody really, but I (Stuart Turner) am quadriplegic and we developed this so I could call for help, especially in the middle of the night. Using Magic Fingers I can use the voice recognition on my smartphone to text message my smart lightbulbs and flash them different colours (blue for assistance, red for emergency help, etc). In this way I can signal carers or family immediately, wherever they are in the house, without yelling for ages. It’s obviously highly adaptable and extensible, however, and can be used to “press” many kinds of “button” / trigger many kinds of actions.

SCI CAN Foundation

Published: January 4, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury:
SCICANFoundation.com

“Our mission is to promote the long term health, wellness, recovery, and quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injury and other neurological disorders by providing additional funds to facilitate opportunities that would not otherwise exist”

Chris Norton was injured in a football game on October 16, 2010 and was given a 3% chance of ever regaining any movement below his neck. However, with his faith and determination he is regaining movement throughout his body.

Roll Revolution

Published: October 14, 2016
rollrev.com
RollRev.com

Roll Revolution is a hub for resources, tips and tricks to thriving and connecting after a SCI.

Roll Revolution will serve as a hub for resources and education on how to thrive and connect after an SCI. It will feature clinical, product and lifestyle tips and tricks, including first-hand advice from SCI patients.

“There are more than 12,000 new spinal cord injuries each year,” said Maegen Hurtado, digital marketing manager at Invacare. “By providing resources and education to let patients know they are not alone and that yes they can be as active as they want, we hope to shorten the knowledge acquisition phase during an SCI.”

Unlimited Outdoors with Wesley Jones

Published: October 5, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:
UnlimitedOutdoors.info
UnlimitedOutdoors.info

Each week on Unlimited Outdoors television show, you will follow along with host Wesley Jones on another exciting hunting adventure. Whether it’s chasing big whitetails, trying to coax a weary old turkey into range, or nestled into the reed cane waiting on a flock of ducks to decoy, no hunting scenario will go unattempted by America’s only handicapped host of a nationally aired outdoor hunting show. It is our goal to show viewers that with hard work, and most of all God’s help, anything is possible in the Unlimited Outdoors.

Watch the all new 7th season of Unlimited Outdoors each Saturday morning at 8:30am est on Great American Country (GAC)

Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation

Published: October 5, 2016
GiveToTriumph.info
GiveToTriumph.info

Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to support the family unit through biblical principles from the initial impact of a tragedy or illness, to the ongoing circumstances faced in the years to come.

The Triumph Foundation’s mission is to support the family unit through biblical principles from the initial impact of a tragedy to the ongoing circumstances faced in the years to come.
The brothers bring very unique views to Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation, one as a victim and the other as a family member.

Who better to lend a helping hand to people going through a traumatic injury or illness than two brothers who have experienced a great deal of tragedy first hand.

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