Saturday, March 6, 2021

Tag: Nonprofit Organization

United Spinal Association Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

Published: February 4, 2021

Building An Inclusive World that Empowers People with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders in Reaching Their Full Potential

United Spinal Association has reached a historic milestone as it celebrates 75 years of providing people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) valuable programs and services that maximize independence and quality of life.

Mods4Quads.com

Published: February 2, 2021
Mods4Quads.com

Fast Track Healing From Paralysis

Mods4Quads offer FREE resources, education, and community to help individuals with SCI and paralysis collaborate and take charge of their own recoveries.

Ryan Shazier Launches New Nonprofit to Support Spinal Cord Injuries

Published: November 23, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Ryan Shazier FundFormer Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier today announced the launch of his new 501(c)3, the Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation.

In 2017, Shazier suffered a devastating on-field spinal cord injury after a head-on collision, leaving him paralyzed.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Announces 100,000 Families Received One-on-One Assistance through the Paralysis...

Published: May 8, 2019

Christopher & Dana Reeve FoundationThe Paralysis Resource Center provides information, resources and grants to support the 5.4 million Americans living with paralysis

SHORT HILLS, N.J., May 8, 2019 — The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC), a free, comprehensive, national service for individuals living with paralysis and their caregivers, announced today that it has provided direct counseling and assistance to over 100,000 individuals and families since its launch in 2002.

Oscar Mike: Noah Currier’s mission to empower injured veterans inspires hope and healing

Published: March 11, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

The founder of Oscar Mike, a million-dollar apparel company focused on supporting injured veterans, receives his care at the Milwaukee VA. Noah Currier, who is passionate about wheelchair sports, will be fitted for a new wheelchair on March 13 in preparation for the upcoming National Quad Rugby Invitational.

Oscar Mike is sponsoring the National Quad Rugby Invitational in Rockford, Illinois from March 28 to 30. There are currently more than 200 slots available for area athletes.

Quadriplegic Man’s passion for paddling helps other disabled people adjust

Published: March 5, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

We take so much for granted, but there are those around us who make us feel comfortable with the world no matter what it may throw at you.

I believe that thought popped into my head the very first time I met Andy Janicky, and it certainly was confirmed after a long conversation with him recently about his nonprofit, Wheels to Water.

Half Access – Making Live Music Accessible

Published: December 16, 2018
halfaccess.org

Half Access is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to making live music accessible. Our database provides accessibility info on venues to help prepare disabled folks on what to expect before arriving at a show, and will be used by us to work with venues on improving accessibility in their spaces.

LifeWaters: Disabled scuba diving non-profit improves lives

Published: March 6, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

LifeWaters“I never realized how majestic it would be. Scuba diving is magical.”

ST. LOUIS – For scuba divers like Jessi and Jamie Hatfield, taking the plunge beneath the waves is a gift.

“I never realized how majestic it would be. Scuba diving is magical,” said Jessi Hatfield, who convinced her husband to give diving a try.

The Hatfields, married five years, estimate they’ve dived in the ocean more than 40 times.

Magic Wheelchair

Published: October 1, 2017
MagicWheelchair.org

Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that builds custom costumes for children in wheelchairs. Our goal is to put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair.

Ryan and Lana Weimer, the founders of Magic Wheelchair, have five children, three of whom were born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which requires the use of wheelchairs for the entirety of their lives.

Each Halloween, Ryan made the biggest, “baddest” costumes he could for his sons, Keaton and Bryce. Once news of these costumes spread, Ryan began receiving requests from parents around the world asking if he would transform their kids’ wheelchairs into “magic”.

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.