Welcome Soaring eagle! what type of off-road chair did you use? I'm in the process of trying to slowly raise money to purchase an all-terrain chair for the scouting community, so that I and others can access many more of the Outdoor programs independently
I volunteer at Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh, where I am part of
the Spinal Support Group, we get to talk with people who have recently
been injured, who have no idea how their lives have changed just that they
have. I also volunteer at the VA
I am part of the Paralyzed Veterans of America group that goes into the VA and
visit with our inpatient Veterans. A benefit from the volunteer positions is we
show people what they can do following an SCI. I have been told by Veterans at
the VA who watch us come to the VA every week, get out of our cars rain, snow
or shine and go room to room visiting the patients it inspires them to do more. We show them you can still
have a purpose in life no giving up sitting in their house waiting for death. I hand cycle
locally and have done marathons and practice on the rails to trails. I am a peer mentor with Christopher Reeve's and have talked with a couple people. I shoot air rifle, air pistol, skeet and trap, recently I took up fly fishing. At my house I mostly fix things that break every day, saving money but it is a full time job! I enjoy cooking in the kitchen and on the grill. I tell people every day the more you do the more you will be able to do hopefully they listen.
I am David Gifford and this is what I do.
I've been trying to raise money for the action track chair with the sale of jewelry and other hand stamped items but it's been very slow going though we did have a big event at the maker faire which was helpful but still only part of the way.I'm sure my scout to be very interested but where are you located? Live a great opportunity for them for both in terms of stem and also as part of their disability awareness badge.
Hey guys,My name is Bobby Robisky and I am a quadriplegic C5 spinal cord injury.I got here October 15, 2016. I was black out drunk when I got hurt, the guys that I went out with said nothing about it and still do not to this day very suspicious. And I am doing much better off the ventilator and eating regular food. That is my story, I wanted to put out here.
hello, well, I was injured 29 years ago, on the road from the house I grew up in, to the airport I now fly gliders out of with http://www.freedomwings.org/ so I have the unique experience of soaring over both the area I grew up in, and the exact spot i was injured at. every flight would bring back memories of things from my childhood and early teens. however I never once looked down and thought "theres where I was injured" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-p8_Iadg7Ubesides soaring, I also like to spend time in the wilderness.. just got back from a month long trip. The Reeves foundation has been very helpful to Freedoms Wings International over the years, so I am very happy to join this community. after 3 weeks in the wilderness I need a new offroad chair, anyone know ofany that can handle what I put them through? this 1 was just discontinued after i went through 5 of them