Our end-of-the-summer post: Accessible Grilling! Do you grill from your wheelchair? Check out three of the best accessible BBQ videos from the vaults of SPINALpedia - Video #1: Para uses charcoal grill & shares burn prevention tips. Video #2: Para lights a public grill on a windy day and Video #3: The world’s only wheelchair accessible grill.
Talk about fierceness encapsulated. Meet the newly paralyzed and newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2015 Sam Schroth! She was a grade-A college student on her way to becoming a veterinarian when a falling (dead) tree literally shopped her in her tracks. Read all about how she’s switched career gears and more on SPINALpedia!
Do crowds drive you crazy? Check out SPINALpedia’s video post, from wheelchair crowd surfing to dodging strollers, on how three different wheelchair-users deal with crowds. What tips do you have for parting a sea of people from a wheelchair? (wearing a beard and saying your Moses may help)
One of the most well known wheelers in Sweden - Claes Hulting! Read the backstory behind the man who founded Stiftelsen Spinalis, one of the best SCI rehab centers in the world that focuses on healing the soul. He’s also the first man with a SCI to have a biological child of his own via invitro. Go Claes!
Getting dressed/undressed is something everyone does, but it can get pretty tricky with a SCI. SPINALpedia.com has 3 cool videos showcasing some sweet in-wheelchair dressing skills: #1) Quadriplegic girl takes off shoes. #2) Using tilt & recline on powerchair to pull up pants and #3) Paraplegic takes off shorts/puts them back on.
Meet the amazing Jenny Addis! A quadriplegic since 1997 and accessible outdoors advocate, this former Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin 2001 has worked tirelessly to create hiking trails in her homestate, garnering her the National Park Service Award in 2011. She’s also the founder of the This Is How We Roll fashion show/SCI fundraiser and a cable TV show host for Discover Wisconsin. Go Jen go!
Just because they can’t move from the neck down, these high-level quadriplegics still like to live big. From stunt kites and sidecar rides to high-speed bowling, what high-adrenaline hobbies have you discovered post-injury
Check out this blazing fast Spinal Cord Injury Superstar Marcus Culvert! He’s the fastest paraplegic drag racer in history, hoping to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. He’s also the founder of the human trafficking and domestic violence organization Unity Wear. A great guy with a caring heart.
So many SCI survivors live in apartments - good post idea! How have you modified your apartment to make it work best for you? Check out three videos from SPINALpedia giving tours of accessible apartments, including how to make a semi-accessible pad work and a breathtaking apartment for inpatient newbies, offered by SCI Australia.
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 .