Pursuing Employment After Spinal Cord Injury with Josh Basile
United On Wheels: The Wheelchair Lifestyle Podcast
by United Spinal Association
1y ago
In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we are joined by a very special guest, United Spinal board member and trial attorney Josh Basile. In 2004, Basile’s life was literally flipped upside down. While on a family vacation in Delaware, he was slammed headfirst into the ocean floor by a wave. His paralysis rendered him a C4-5 quadriplegic but it did not stop him from finding his voice and wheeling after his goals. Basile’s positive attitude and desire to help others motivated him to form the Determined2heal Foundation. For over 10 years, he has fought to simpli ..read more
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Athlete to Quadriplegic Launches Zuk Fitness For Wheelchair Users
United On Wheels: The Wheelchair Lifestyle Podcast
by United Spinal Association
1y ago
United on Wheels – Episode 44 On this episode Paul is joined by Dillon Connolly, Zuk Fitness founder, athlete and entrepreneur who shares his perspectives on life after spinal cord injury and the benefits of fitness in strengthening your independence and quality of life. If you want to check out the benefits of Zuk Fitness for yourself, now is the time! As part of United Spinal’s #StrongWheeled Together campaign, Zuk Fitness is offering United Spinal members free access to motivating virtual workouts that are accessible and fun for all wheelchair users. Whether you’re a paraplegic or quadriple ..read more
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Mental Health & Disability with Michaela Devins
United On Wheels: The Wheelchair Lifestyle Podcast
by United Spinal Association
2y ago
United on Wheels – Episode 43 When it comes to mental health and disability, sometimes we don’t seek out the support and resources we need due to a variety of reasons. Despite any biases or preconceived notions, we should never let it stop us from getting the care we need! Michaela Devins, a member of United Spinal’s Boston Chapter and dedicated mental health and disability advocate talks about the personal struggles she encountered in effectively addressing her mental health after her spinal cord injury due to a diving accident. She has a lot of knowledge to share with us. For more on the top ..read more
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The Frontlines of Caregiving with Steve & Heidi-Johnson Wright
United On Wheels: The Wheelchair Lifestyle Podcast
by United Spinal Association
2y ago
Steve and Heidi-Johnson Wright join us to share their personal journey maintaining a strong and loving relationship when caregiving is part of the equation. The couple have used their experiences to raise awareness and educate the masses on disability issues, notably the lack of access to the built environment ..read more
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Black Lives Matter: Race and Disability
United On Wheels: The Wheelchair Lifestyle Podcast
by United Spinal Association
2y ago
Join us for a discussion about race and disability as we continue the conversation from New Mobility’s August Black Lives Matter issue. Carmen Jones, our Board of Director’s Vice Chair, moderates our panel of members sharing their experiences, hopes for the future and opportunities for allyship ..read more
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The Power of Art
United On Wheels: The Wheelchair Lifestyle Podcast
by United Spinal Association
2y ago
No matter who you are, where you are, or what you do, there is one undeniable truth upon which we can all agree, that is the power of art! Listen to this episode as Brook McCall speaks with two amazing artists, Reveca Torres and Wes Holloway. Check out these artists and learn how they use the power of art to express themselves ..read more
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United’s Pathways to Employment: What is Allsup?
United On Wheels: The Wheelchair Lifestyle Podcast
by United Spinal Association
2y ago
Join us as we continue our Pathways to Employment series here at United Spinal Association. On today’s episode of United on Wheels Barbara Kornblau will talk with Allsup Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mary Dale Walters. Together they will discuss the great work that Allsup does to help get individuals with disabilities working again ..read more
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Is the Permobil Smartdrive Right For You?
United On Wheels: The Wheelchair Lifestyle Podcast
by United Spinal Association
2y ago
On this episode of United On Wheels, Ian Ruder is joined by Curtis Merring and Julie Maloukis. Together they will discuss the very popular power assist product the Permobil Smartdrive MX2+ and how it is helping wheelchair users. They will discuss health insurance, technological advances and more around this helpful mobility product. If you are considering getting a power assist device, then please have a listen to this episode prior to making your decision. Please check out the really cool Permobil Smartdrive ..read more
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ADA Anniversary Podcast
United On Wheels: The Wheelchair Lifestyle Podcast
by United Spinal Association
2y ago
On this episode of United on Wheels podcast, United Spinal’s President and CEO, James Weisman, who has been fighting for the disability community since the 1970s speaks with us about his experience working toward getting the Americans with Disabilities Act passed during the early 90s. Jim has been a long-time advocate for Americans with disabilities and shares some of that experience with us on this very special episode of United on Wheels ..read more
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Rediscovering Life After Spinal Cord Injury
United On Wheels: The Wheelchair Lifestyle Podcast
by United Spinal Association
2y ago
Leonard Mayberry – rodeo worker, welder, steel worker, supervisor of a city crew – shares his new life story of recovery after spinal cord injury. Learn how Leonard, a United Spinal member from Texas, regained his independence and fought back against a system that only saw his wheelchair and disability, rather than his talent, spirit and determination to overcome all odds ..read more
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