Friday, September 20, 2019

Tag: social media

Dear Everybody, it’s time to address disability stigma in the media

Published: September 1, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

More inclusive, realistic media landscape needed, writes Tai Young

Growing up with a disability was never an issue for me.

In fact, I grew up just like any other kid I knew. I was born with a spinal cord injury causing partial paralysis in my legs, but I was fortunate to have been raised by a family who taught me how to love myself and be who I am.

Interabled Couples Criticize Dr. Phil for Saying You Can Be a Lover or Caregiver,...

Published: March 20, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Interabled couples are sharing their love on social media following a “Dr. Phil” episode that aired on Tuesday in which Dr. Phil claimed that an able-bodied woman dating a disabled man “can be his lover or you can be his caregiver, but you can’t be both… It won’t work, 100 out of 100 times this won’t work.”

Dance group of women in wheelchairs inspires young girls with disabilities

Published: January 17, 2019

You’ve heard of the Rockettes, but have you heard of the Rollettes – a dance troupe of women in wheelchairs? The Los Angeles-based group was founded by Chelsie Hill, who always wanted to be a dancer, and wasn’t going to let her paralysis stop her.

“When I was a senior in high school, I got into a car with a friend who was drinking and we ended up hitting a tree head-on,” Hill told CBS News. “Going home from the hospital and having everything basically different, the only thing that I loved was dance.” She decided that despite the tragedy, she was going to continue doing what she loved.

Paralyzed Vermont woman receives hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards to decorate hospital room

Published: February 13, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

COLCHESTER, Vt. — There’s a patient wing at Fanny Allen in Colchester that’s filled with a whole lot of love.

“I’ve gotten cards from all over the place (like) New Mexico, Colorado, Florida, California, Washington state, Oregon, all of New England,” said Sara Conchieri.

Wheelchair no barrier for rescue worker

Published: September 26, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury:

‘There are no words to describe the things I’ve seen,’ says photographer

Being confined to a wheelchair Being a wheelchair user with a spinal cord injury didn’t stop one determined Michoacán man from contributing to the rescue efforts in Mexico City after last week’s big earthquake.

Twenty-six-year-old Eduardo Zárate traveled to the capital after he heard that one of his friends was missing in the Del Valle neighborhood, one of the worst affected parts of the city.

InfiniteInclusion Flashmob by Infinite Flow – A Wheelchair Dance Company

Published: November 15, 2016

Infinite Flow, a nonprofit and America’s first professional wheelchair ballroom dance company, performed a massive flash mob at 4:30pm on Sunday November 13, 2016 at the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Roll Revolution

Published: October 14, 2016
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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.”

A shattering crash, an online chronicle, and an unexpected twist

Published: August 21, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Jesi Stracham with her dogIn the age of social media, patients who test experimental treatments wield surprising clout.

The tweets and the selfies, the uploaded video clips, felt like a natural way for Jesi Stracham to record her halting progress as she fought to recover from a motorcycle accident that had left her paralyzed from the chest down.

She had no idea, as she tapped away at her iPhone from her hospital bed, what her bubbly posts would unleash.

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