Watch out stunner on wheels! Read up on SPINALpedia’s SCI Superstar this week Alexandra Santibanez, a model from Miami paralyzed since the age of 5, but that has barely slowed her down. She’s a spokesperson for Colours Wheelchairs, a motivational speaker and the exclusive model for purse designer Candy Woolley Accessories .
With 45 “hits” required to win a match, and 3 swords to choose from while you play (well 3 for the men, and 2 for the women), finally get caught up on the in’s and out’s of wheelchair fencing - one of the most elegant adapted sports out there - on SPINALpedia!
Soccer goalie and DJ turned TV presenter and film director, learn all about the Netherland’s Marc de Hond on SPINALpedia! Marc was paralyzed at the age of 25 from a spinal tumor, and went on to become one of the most recognizable faces on Dutch TV.
Two videos from women in wheelchairs who struggled with coming to terms with their disability too (and won!), all on SPINALpedia!
A mother, wife, proud hunter and oh yeah, Ms Wheelchair USA 2013, this is the story of the effervescent Ashlee Lundvall on SPINALpedia - a young teenager turned paraplegic who set out to live the “real life” in Wyoming post-injury, and is loving every minute of it.
Asking for help is a true art form, and is something people with spinal cord injuries become experts at (even if it’s one of the hardest things we must do). From a TEDx talk from a school teacher on wheels, to one man’s deep (deep deep) ponderings, here are 3 videos from SPINALpedia shedding some light on this subject. How do YOU ask for help? Please share!
A comedian, single father and an incredible quad rugby player from Brooklyn, NYC, check out the epic tale of Damon Rozier on SPINALpedia! If his wheelchair lap dance doesn’t make you laugh, you may need to check your pulse.
Boating season! Here are 3 videos from SPINALpedia showing that an injured spinal cord doesn’t have a final say in your boating activities: 1) A para launching/boarding his bass boat 2) A hydraulic lift made for a speedboat and 3) A *completely* accessible boat/hand-controls for a C6 quad!
Paralyzed from the neck down in a random convenience store shooting as a clerk in 1983 when she was just 18, Barbara Turnbull is the SCI Superstar this week for SPINALpedia! After her injury, she went on to become a longtime reporter for The Toronto Star and founded the Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research.