Jessica Kruger, a 21 year old from Canada paralyzed 6 years ago, is on a mission to change the way the world thinks of beauty. She won the modeling contest for 2013 spokesperson of Canadian makeup giant Lise Watier Cosmétiques Inc., and she’s now setting her sights on joining Canada’s Paralympic wheelchair rugby team for 2016. Read all about this inspiring Rick Hansen Foundation ambassador on SPINALpedia!
What have you found to be the most effective pressure relief techniques as a wheelchair-user? Check out three methods - including the Forward Lean - helping wheelers maintain beautifully healthy skin no matter how long they sit on SPINALpedia
Paralyzed 11 seconds into his first game playing for Boston University, Travis Royhas gone on to found one of Boston’s biggest non-profits that’s also become one of the most prolific SCI research charities in the US - the Travis Roy Foundation. Find out that and much more about this now-38 year old speaker on SPINALpedia!
A rising makeup artist who became a quadriplegic 4 years ago, check out the keep on keeping on story of Chelsea Rae Huggins on SPINALpedia, who despite some crappy circumstances went on to transform her makeup skills into AMAZING skills on the canvas.
Check out 3 awesome wheelchair weight loss stories from SPINALpedia! Wheelin’ Weightloss's Jamie Goodwin, a mom and wife, who's so far lost 37lbs in quest to become a “hot wheelchair wife” for her hubby, a newly injured paraplegic who went from 310lbs to 160lbs - nearly half his body weight - and a 4'6 woman with a degenerative joint disorder who uses the “supermodel” portion control diet (and it works!).
Aussie surfer Barney Miller is taking over the world like a boss. His SCI research cause has been picked up for Red Bull’s 1st annual Wings for Life run and his life story is set to be documented in the upcoming film, “No Means Go.” He’s also engaged to the gorgeous Aussie singer/songwriter Kada. Check out his story on SPINALpedia!
From “Superman’s Wheelchair” in Ireland featuring Christopher Reeve’s wheelchair to an amazing wheelchair roll cage dreamt up by the fantastical minds at Dandelion Dance Theatre in San Francisco, check out three of the best wheelchair art exhibits of all time on SPINALpedia!
A mere 6 years ago Gabe Rodreick, the lead singer of Treading North, was a simple 15 year old kid having fun while on a community service trip in Costa Rica. But after breaking his neck while body surfing, this former pianist has gone on to discover a new instrument - his voice; and he’s using it to find a SCI cure. Check out his awesome story on SPINALpedia!