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National Spinal Cord Injury Month

by kier September 1 2011 15:07
September has been named National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. At 180 Medical, we always spend time to help educate and provide peer mentoring for those who have experienced spinal cord injuries and their families. It's the reason Todd Brown started our company. He wanted to help others like him experience the products and service they deserved.

We'd like to take a moment to share a few great resources we've run into this month.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

A great list of events around the U.S. Search by state to find events in your area to get involved with. is designed to provide videos and support for people with spinal cord injuries and the members of their families. Connecting with the life experiences of others who have been down the path ahead of you often helps people find their own strength and support.

An extensive list of phone applications put together by the Reeve Foundation for those living with paralysis.

Life Rolls On
Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis.

An amazing video proving there are no limits to the things you can do after spinal cord injury. Shows those with spinal cord injuries participating in 28 different sports. A must see!

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
NSCIA helps educate and empower survivors of spinal cord injury and disease to achieve and maintain the highest levels of independence, health and personal fulfillment. 

Life in Action
New publication to empower Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders with active-lifestyle information, peer connection and advocacy. Life in Action is the membership publication of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, a program of United Spinal Association.

Is a publication that delivers exciting content to the wheelchair sports and recreation community.

A wonderful resource that provides detailed accessibility information about destinations for travelers with disabilities.

Challenged Athletes Foundation
CAF provides opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.