SCI Wire - The CareCure Community
Hands down this is the best resource out there for SCI information and
camaraderie. It was created by Dr. Wise Young, the preeminent authority on SCI
cure research, as well as one of the most compassionate individuals you'll ever
have the good fortune to come across.
This is perhaps the most inspiring sci-related site you'll find. Here we meet
Mark who eloquently describes his life experiences as an independent-living C6
I've developed a scary addiction to this site where, for free, you can play
online Scrabble against others all over the world. If you choose, you can add
some competition to the mix and your initial rating will fluctuate will your
wins and losses.
For the past year or so Chris has been posting his life experiences as a C5
complete quad. He was one of the first Americans to travel to China to receive
the highly debated OEC implantation. He thoroughly documents his minor gains and
is open to answering the questions of others. Add "thoughts/" to the end of his
web address and you'll find his journal archives. Chris does a fine job of
mixing his sharp comic wit with the tragic memories of his fiancée's untimely
death; the first five months of his entries (saved as his 'older archives') are
Fresh Air with Terry Gross
This stellar NPR radio show offers a wide array of interesting interviews, all
of which are available online dating back to year 2000. You can search the
archives for your favorite people/ subjects.
Accessible Design Consultants
Based out of California, these guys have put together an impressive site
showcasing a wide array of home modifications for the disabled.
Mark is a C5-ish complete quad as a result of a plane crash in 2003. He has
invented several quad adaptations, which are both for sale and currently in the
works. Recently, Mark did a thorough review of all the various power standing
wheelchairs available in the marketplace.
Chaz is a C5-ish quad who has put together an impressive site describing his
journey since his diving accident at sea. Self-described as a "dreamer,
naturalist, survivor, research advocate, poet and writer," his deep, zen-like
approach towards life and disability is like a breath of fresh air and a must
read. Be patient... he is still putting together the section on motorcycle