Voted Best Dad on Wheels by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation last year, Steve Laux’s post-injury determination to have the life he always wanted earns him a spot among SPINALpedia’s SCI Superstars this week! Read all about this father of 3 below.
Happy Friday! SPINALpedia is all about dogs hitchin rides on wheelchairs today! We got a cute as heck black Pug who loves riding on a wc footrest, a Mini-Dachshund who rides on a skateboard pulled by it’s powerchair-user owner and a smiley Golden Lab who can’t get enough of being pushed in a manual chair. How does your dog or cat hitch a ride on YOUR wheelchair?
Find your inner geek! Check out three VERY cool cosplay videos of wheelchair-users who have no fear of dressing up as their favorite characters, all courtesy of SPINALpedia! We found Dr. Arliss Loveless from Wild Wild West, a very cool steampunk wheelchair and Misa On Wheels as “Fionna” from Adventure Time.
The only US woman to win gold in both Paralympics (both wheelchair-basketball and downhill skiing), check out the amazing story of 30 year Alpine skiier Alana Nichols on SPINALpedia, getting ready to kick more butt in Sochi!
Gotta love it - Friday video-shaming of disability parking offenders from SPINALpedia!
The 26 yr old adjunct biology professor who’s currently a Paralympic athlete in-training for both kayaking and paracanoe, this is the awesome story of @Ms. Monica Quimby- Ms. Wheelchair Maine 2011, the ski-bum at-heart chica from Scarborough, Maine.
If you use a wheelchair, we’ve all been there before - the scary epic wheelchair fall. Here are 3 videos from SPINALpedia on how to recover (if you have the arm strength that is). How do YOU get yourself back up from a tip over? Do you have any tricks not yet made public?