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Spinal Cord Injury Empowerment Group

Spinal Cord Injury Empowerment Group To empower individuals with spinal cord injury to live Independent with their community, educate them about SCI topic and live healthy.

Operating as usual

08/14/2022

"After two years of applications and interviews and rejection after rejection, I’d started to believe the hate comments and messages; that maybe I really would never be able to work as a bedside nurse again.

I was just about to give up when I had one final interview for a position on a Mother/Baby Unit at a level 1 trauma center near me. After so much rejection, I figured they would take one look at my disabled body and find some reason to turn me down.

But to my complete and utter surprise, when I brought up my chair the response wasn’t what I was used to. Instead I heard,

'I don’t see why being in a wheelchair would impact your ability to deliver good nursing care in the slightest...plus, you’re the perfect height to catch.'

I was STUNNED to say the least. I kept thinking 'They had to have made a mistake,' and, 'Maybe I misheard them,' so much so that I barely told ANYONE until I had my orientation schedule in my hand.

But it WAS real and I didn’t mishear a thing.

As of this Monday, I will officially begin orientation for my new job as a nightshift staff nurse on Mother/Baby and the hospital’s very first RN on wheels. 🤗

I still keep thinking I’m going to wake up from this incredible dream.

I have to thank all my coworkers from my previous hospital for believing in me and reminding me daily that I am a strong and capable healthcare provider who just happens to get around faster than anyone in the entire hospital. 😜

Y’all pray for me as this trauma ju**ie learns a VERY different specialty! Stay tuned for more as I navigate entering back into the world of bedside nursing, ON WHEELS! 😷♿️♥️"

We are so happy for you.❤❤

Then and Now: Dani Izzie
09/30/2021
Then and Now: Dani Izzie

Then and Now: Dani Izzie

Izzie was injured at 23 and now is a busy working mom to 16-month-old twins

Planet Fitness, Home of the Judgement Free Zone, and the Coalition for Inclusive Fitness Announce Accessible Exercise Eq...
09/24/2021
Planet Fitness, Home of the Judgement Free Zone, and the Coalition for Inclusive Fitness Announce Accessible Exercise Equipment Commitment Benefitting People with Disabilities

Planet Fitness, Home of the Judgement Free Zone, and the Coalition for Inclusive Fitness Announce Accessible Exercise Equipment Commitment Benefitting People with Disabilities

Hampton, N.H. (September 21, 2021) — Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any o…

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08/14/2021

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Join Permobil on August 16 at 3PM ET for a SmartDrive Presentation. Permobil SmartDrive is an on-demand power assist solution for people who use manual wheelchairs.

This webinar will highlight SmartDrive as a proactive mobility solution, the options available, who may benefit from this technology, and different types of manual wheelchairs for which SmartDrive is compatible. There will also be time for an interactive Q&A, as well as a chance to win a SmartDrive MX2+ valued at over $7,000!

Register for the free webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uan10WvlQYqEnDEhMyQg6A

This webinar is sponsored by Permobil.
This webinar is purely educational for our community.
The Reeve Foundation does not endorse this product.

07/22/2021

Ready for the next race 😅
Follow ➡️ All WheelChair Stuff for more , movies and information 😁👍And don't forget to check out our shop 👇
WWW.ALLWHEELCHAIRSTUFF.COM

Tonight's the night to join the Christopher Reeve Foundation Live Webinar SELF-ADVOCACY FOR WOMEN LIVING WITH PARALYSIS....
02/19/2021
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Tonight's the night to join the Christopher Reeve Foundation Live Webinar SELF-ADVOCACY FOR WOMEN LIVING WITH PARALYSIS.
See Christopherreeve.org/ for free registration.

We are dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis.

05/13/2020
Meet

Good afternoon everyone! We will be having this months meeting On Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 PM. To join, please download the app Google Meet, and the link to join is posted below. Stay safe!

 https://meet.google.com/ktm-yivs-qej

Real-time meetings by Google. Using your browser, share your video, desktop, and presentations with teammates and customers.

05/06/2020

good afternoon everyone, I hope you’re all staying safe! This month’s meeting will be held online during our normal schedule day and time. We will try to make it as easy as possible for anyone to join. Please stay tuned as we keep you updated!

03/03/2020
Sportable - Richmond Adaptive Sports & Recreation

Sportable - Richmond Adaptive Sports & Recreation

Sportable is a non-profit in Richmond, VA dedicated to providing adaptive sport and recreation opportunities, events and competitions.Our mission is to create opportunities and transform the lives of individuals with physical disabilities through sports.

Ready to work?  dRC needs you!  Community Integration Specialist is responsible for providing direct core services, focu...
02/25/2020
Home - disAbility Resource Center

Ready to work? dRC needs you! Community Integration Specialist is responsible for providing direct core services, focusing specifically on information and referral, individual independent living skills training, and peer counseling. The Community Integration Specialist is part of the Community Integration Team. To Join our Team submit an employment application available at www.cilddrc.org. Open until filled. Questions?? Contact [email protected]

Ask Congress Today to Allow Reimbursement of DSP Supports in Hospitals
02/10/2020
Ask Congress Today to Allow Reimbursement of DSP Supports in Hospitals

Ask Congress Today to Allow Reimbursement of DSP Supports in Hospitals

Please ask Congress to ensure that people with disabilities have access to trained staff who know them as they navigate what can be a difficult experience during short-term hospital stays. In December, U.S. Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA)...

inPowered
01/25/2020
inPowered

inPowered

This TV remote tech is making lives better in 2020

01/24/2020
Aaron Fotheringham

Aaron Fotheringham

Probably my favorite Montage Monday so far....

12/01/2019
Russell Howard

Russell Howard

Meet the people making extreme sports accessible.

Access Adventures

Catch more Good Deeds this Thursday at 10pm

11/22/2019
All WheelChair Stuff

All WheelChair Stuff

Is this not a great device for wheelchair users?🤔😀👍

11/20/2019

See you tonight! Come learn about Wintergreen Adaptive Sports!

11/08/2019

Next Meeting date, Wed. November 20 @ 5:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at dRC, 409 Progress Street, Fredericksburg VA 22401
This month's topic - Wintergreen Adaptive Sports, presentation with Executive Director, David Shreve. Please RSVP [email protected]

All WheelChair Stuff
11/04/2019

All WheelChair Stuff

😅👍

Follow ➡️ All WheelChair Stuff for more , movies and information 😁👍

And don't forget to check out our shop:
WWW.ALLWHEELCHAIRSTUFF.COM

10/31/2019
HBO Documentary Films

HBO Documentary Films

Following pro mountain biker Paul Basagotia's road to recovery after suffering a spinal cord injury, shares stories of struggle and triumphs for those on a life-changing journey.

Now streaming on HBO.

10/28/2019

ACL Training and Technical Assistance Paralysis Resource Center
Webinar 10/30: Road and Rail Trips For Wheelchair Users
Register for the webinar on Wednesday, October 30 at 2 - 3 pm ET.

Brain-controlled exoskeleton allows quadriplegic man to walk and manipulate items
10/07/2019
Brain-controlled exoskeleton allows quadriplegic man to walk and manipulate items

Brain-controlled exoskeleton allows quadriplegic man to walk and manipulate items

Scientists from the University of Grenoble have spent two years teaching a quadriplegic man to move his arms and legs, and even walk, using a brain-controlled AI exoskeleton. The 28-year-old patient, who had suffered from a cervical spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the shoulders…

All WheelChair Stuff
09/29/2019

All WheelChair Stuff

Follow ➡️ All WheelChair Stuff for more wheelchair fun and information in your time line 😀👍

09/13/2019

Looking for people interested in revitalizing the SCI group in Fredericksburg, VA. Information sharing, problem solving, peer support....
Meet at disAbility Resource Center one Wednesday evening a month. Who's in????

She Just Became the First Known African-American Woman with a Disability to Receive a Pilots License
07/26/2019
She Just Became the First Known African-American Woman with a Disability to Receive a Pilots License

She Just Became the First Known African-American Woman with a Disability to Receive a Pilots License

A dream deferred is not a dream denied! Leslie Irby knows this firsthand. Last month she persevered to become the first known African American female with a disability to receive a pilots license. Irby flew her first plane when she was just 16 and declared she would become a pilot just like her idol...

Disabled Accessible Travel
06/21/2019

Disabled Accessible Travel

Italy welcomes you with open doors!

And even though the weather is not always summer-ish... we are ready for the high season!!! 😎😎

Have a good weekend everyone!

MobilityWorks partners with lenders who understand the value of your conversion equipment. For the first time ever, we’r...
01/23/2019
Lease Wheelchair Van - MobilityWorks

MobilityWorks partners with lenders who understand the value of your conversion equipment. For the first time ever, we’re offering a 4.99%APR(14) (Annual Percentage Rate) for 75 months. Your monthly payment will be based on the vehicle you choose, your down payment and approved credit. Contact us today to learn more about our new long term finance option.

Wheelchair Van Leasing Offers  

01/13/2019
SBS Australia

SBS Australia

This innovative Russian man with a disability is making all-terrain wheelchairs, to help other thrillseeking wheelchair users who'd prefer to go off-road.

Wheel:Life
12/09/2018
Wheel:Life

Wheel:Life

Absolutely incredible! Who would want this job?

Freddy Donuts
09/06/2018

Freddy Donuts

We are happy to work with the disAbility Resource Center. Come in today and donate to this worthy cause for a free house donut!

I'm sorry due circumstance beyond my control, Tonight's group meeting has been cancelled.
08/08/2018

I'm sorry due circumstance beyond my control, Tonight's group meeting has been cancelled.

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Fredericksburg, VA
22401

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