Here Come the Hand Exoskeletons
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Here Come the Hand Exoskeletons

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Tenodesis splints - the clunky metal splints that help quadriplegics…
  • A Child's Perspective: Growing up with a Disability

    This week, Jessie+Luke‘s oldest daughter Isabella has shared her thoughts on what it’s like to be a child with a disability. Hi everyone. My name is Isabella, but everybody calls me Bella or Izzy. I wanted to write a few blogs for a bunch of reasons. I want to help my parents raise money for Christmas […]

  • Vanishing Friends After a Spinal Cord Injury

    Friendships all change with time. Some grow stronger and sometimes people drift apart. There is a different kind of friendship for those who experience a chronic illness or permanent injury. It’s called where the hell did they go? Oh you’ve heard of it? Yeah, you didn’t see that one coming did you…

  • The Heartbreak of Used Equipment

    This week, Jennifer’s husband Bryan shares his recent experience purchasing used medical equipment from another special needs family. Here’s his story. I was cruising Craigslist on Sunday afternoon looking for a good deal on a bike trailer that may fit our King Roa and give us another alternative for family outings. I had done my […]

  • Living Twice as Hard

    On August 9th of this year I received news that a childhood friend of mine had his life ended by a caregiver. In the weeks following, my Facebook feed was filled with “She must’ve been overwhelmed.” “Caring for the disabled is so difficult. No one gives us a break!”

  • Disability, Depression, and Suicide

    September is Suicide Awareness Prevention Month. In an effort to end the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness, we will be publishing several first hand experiences and promote information and resources available to those in need. Trigger Warning: This post contains details about mental illness and suicide attempts. Being happy with yourself is something that everyone struggles with whether […]

  • Here Come the Hand Exoskeletons

    Tenodesis splints – the clunky metal splints that help quadriplegics use their fingers. I remember when I was fitted for mine in 1993. It went up to my elbow and wrapped around my first two fingers and thumb; a smart little device that moved my three digits open and closed whenever I pulled up my […]

  • My Life with Mental Illness

    September is Suicide Awareness Prevention Month. In an effort to end the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness, we will be publishing several first hand experiences and promote information and resources available to those in need. Trigger Warning: This post contains details about mental illness and suicide attempts. Since my accident a decade ago leaving me with a spinal […]

  • rainbow-dash

    This week, Jessie+Luke‘s oldest daughter Isabella talks about her little sister Taylor and what it’s like for her growing up with a disability. Hi it is Isabella again! My sister Taylor wants to share some things about herself with you and I am going to type it out for her. My little sister is pretty […]

  • Tiffiny Carlson Speaking at the Morton Cure Paralysis Fund

    When something tragic happens like a spinal cord injury, friends and family often feel helpless. It can be difficult seeing someone you love become paralyzed, which is why many come together to form spinal cord injury foundations, either to raise money for research or to help make the quality of life better for people living […]

  • Communication Problems After a Traumatic Brain Injury

    I was discussing discrimination and the negative perceptions that people with disabilities face on a daily basis from ignorant people. For me personally my paralysis isn’t the first thing people usually notice when initially meeting me. I suffered from a traumatic brain injury during my accident. Most people wouldn’t guess this from reading my blogs, […]

  • Joe's Beyond the Chair Story Using the EasyStand Glider Standing Frame

    It can be difficult for individuals living with Vascular Dementia. Vascular Dementia is a neurological disorder that can cause cognitive difficulties and eventually lead to diminished overall health. This is something that Joe A. faces every day. Living with this condition takes a toll not only cognitively but also muscularly. Joe dedicates two days a […]

  • Feeling Useless

    September is Suicide Awareness Prevention Month. In an effort to end the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness, we will be publishing several first hand experiences and promote information and resources available to those in need. Trigger Warning: This post contains details about mental illness and suicide attempts. I know, I know. I sound like a broken record addressing […]

  • Suicide Prevention Month | Depression and anxiety are common after a spinal cord injury. Know the signs and get help if needed.

    September is not only Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, but it’s also Suicide Awareness Prevention Month. Suicide, depression, and anxiety are common ailments among people with disabilities. The loss of physical abilities leads to lowered levels of self esteem and depression. The physical trauma of an accident can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and […]