Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tag: Recreation

Woman Goes Adaptive Heliskiing in Valdez, Alaska

Published: June 20, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

A disabled mum achieved her dream of heliskiing and the magical moment was captured in an amazing video.

Adventuring After Spinal Cord Injury

Published: June 6, 2019

West Livaudais has a hiking resume that measures up with the best of them. Filled with the iconic trails and summits of the Pacific Northwest, it’s an impressive Rolodex of backcountry adventures and lived experiences.

There’s the time he finished the Timberline Trail around Mt. Hood in a single day, blisters and all; the morning he watched the sunrise at “lunch counter” and summited Mt. Adams; and the afternoon he went snowshoeing in Mt. Rainier National Park and spent three hours building an ice cave, only to have it collapse right before dusk. That night, he chased down his dinner with some whiskey.

A memorable fishing experience for paralyzed veterans

Published: May 24, 2019

CHAMBERLAIN, South Dakota—As a crane operator lifted Kristina Allen into a boat Friday morning in Chamberlain, the parapalegic veteran set sail for her second day of fishing on the Missouri River.

Allen was one of 41 veterans who had the opportunity to cast a line in the river and spend two days fishing, thanks to a group of volunteer fishermen who provided their boats, poles and tackle. The 16th annual fishing trip is coordinated through Paralyzed Veterans of America, a national organization that provides support services for military veterans who suffered a spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

Ashlee can’t move her legs but she’s a certified scuba diver

Published: April 16, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Ashlee Florrimell is a self-proclaimed “water baby” so, despite being a paraplegic, it was a natural progression to start scuba diving and “exploring the bottom of the ocean”.

Ms Florrimell, 31, undertook a ground-breaking scuba diving course for people with spinal cord injury on Sydney’s northern beaches last week and has become a certified diver.

California’s accessible campsites put the outdoors within reach

Published: March 25, 2019

When Steve Dalton sets up at Yosemite’s Housekeeping Camp, a popular campground along the Merced River with views of Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, it takes him back to childhood camping trips with his parents and a time before his spinal cord injury.

“I love getting outdoors and I think, following my disability, adaptive sports and things that drew me back outside were the things that were most restorative for me as a person,” said Dalton, 51, an information technology systems administrator who is paralyzed from the chest down since a motorcycle accident in 2002.

Art as an outlet: Montag, who has been a quadriplegic for 40 years, is...

Published: March 9, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Jeff Montag’s fingers can’t hold a paintbrush, but that doesn’t stop him from painting portraits, flowers, flamenco dancers, ornery bulls, airplanes, Sioux warriors and Kearney landmarks.

A quadriplegic for 40 years, Montag creates art in his spare time with a specially designed cuff he fastens onto his right hand.

Last week, maneuvering his wheelchair, he guided a visitor through his kitchen and attached garage into his cozy studio cluttered with paintbrushes and tubes of paint. He wheeled up to the easel, slid his hand into his cuff and began to dab bits of bright color on an unfinished painting.

Winnebago debuts new wheelchair-friendly RV collection

Published: January 16, 2019

The campers boast wheelchair lifts, roll-in showers, and wider hallways

With a goal of bringing greater comfort to people traveling in wheelchairs, Winnebago just announced that they are launching three new accessibility-enhanced motorhomes. The new wheelchair-friendly models will be available in three standardized floorplans and will debut this weekend at the Florida RV Supershow. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.

According to the the U.S. Census Bureau 2012 report, there are about 3.6 million people over the age of 15 who use a wheelchair, and about 11.6 million people using a cane, crutches or walker to get around.

Quadriplegics can hunt again with Be Adaptive Equipment

Published: November 5, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Be Adaptive manufactures adaptive shooting equipment for all physical disabilities. Whether you just need help pulling the trigger or if you are a high quad with no hand or arm movement, Be Adaptive has you covered with a specially designed piece of equipment to meet your needs!

Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds Passage of Bill Making Air Travel More Accessible

Published: October 4, 2018

Passage comes following the 32nd anniversary of the original landmark Air Carrier Access Act designed to protect passengers with disabilities

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —Paralyzed Veterans of America is hailing the passage of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 302) through the U.S. Senate today by a vote of 93 to 6. The legislation includes a ‘bill of rights’ and an advisory panel for passengers with disabilities, as well as revised training and procedures for TSA screenings of people with disabilities.

People with quadriplegia and paraplegia get a chance to experience paintball in an epic...

Published: August 13, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va – On Monday, a group of 20 quadriplegics and paraplegics in wheelchairs battled head-to-head on the paintball field to spread a great message.

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