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How to Stay Warm after a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Mar 28, 2022 3:04:49 PM / by ABC Medical posted in accessibility, independent living, spinal cord injury, Navigator

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There is no question your life will change after a spinal cord injury (SCI). While slight fluctuations in body temperature throughout the day are normal, a person with a spinal cord injury may have difficulty staying warm when the temperature drops. Individuals with a SCI may have reduced sensitivity to changes in heat or cold especially if they have poor circulation or a lack of sensation below the level of injury.

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Finding Resources: Grants and More

Feb 10, 2022 12:25:31 PM / by Jill Karno posted in accessibility, independent living, spinal cord injury, Navigator

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Figuring out how to get the things you need can be extremely challenging. Unfortunately, many things may not be covered by insurance. We get a lot of questions on what resources are out there for specialized rehab or help getting equipment that is not covered by insurance. Our team will do everything we can to help you find local or national resources like equipment exchanges or grant/ scholarship programs.

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Fall 2020 Adaptive Sports Scholarship Recipient: Hannah Lee Smith

Jan 14, 2021 4:15:34 PM / by Sarah Reiss posted in adaptbelievecompete stories, active life, independence, wheelchair athlete, customer stories, independent living

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Meet Hannah, a 17-year-old wheelchair basketball athlete from Henrico, Virginia who aspires to become a Special Education teacher. She is the recipient of the Fall 2020 Adaptive Sports Scholarship award from ABCmedical.

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My Spina Bifida Story: Story of a Caring Teacher

Nov 16, 2017 4:01:07 PM / by Ryan Krygier posted in spina bifida, sled hockey, independent living

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My name is Ryan Krygier and I have spina bifida. Today, I would like to tell you My Spina Bifida Story. I was born 39 years ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I still live most of the year. I work as a teacher’s aide at the Sacred Heart Academy. I really enjoy watching adaptive sports, especially sled hockey. I am a huge supporter of the Grand Rapids Sled Wings, our local sled hockey team. I attend every home game and sometimes travel with the team to show my support at other tournaments.

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