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Market Haul: Grocery Shopping with a Spinal Cord Injury

A weekly trip to the grocery store can be a big ordeal with a spinal cord injury. With the right planning, it can be an efficient and enjoyable experience.

Aaron Baker
Meeting Someone with a SCI

Meeting Someone with a SCI for the First Time

Meeting someone with a SCI for the first time can be a little intimidating. Here's my friend Justin's perspective on what it was like the first time we met.

Arash Bayatmakou
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Getting My S.P.I.R.I.T. Back After Spinal Cord Injury

Ten years ago, a car accident left me paralyzed with a spinal cord injury. I still get asked, "How do you do it?" Here's how.

Cynthia Ramirez
using a wheelchair in Philadelphia

Mobility in the City Video: Philadelphia – Aaron Baker, Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist

In this video, you'll find Aaron using a wheelchair in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and exploring the public transportation scene.

Aimee Sharp
Day On The Lake

Day On The Lake – Valley Medical Center Event

Our Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist recently made a road trip up the coast of California, from Los Angeles to the Santa Clara Valley for a very special event. The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center was the host for the first annual, adaptive water sports event "Day On The Lake."

Aaron Baker
wheelchair transfers

Avoiding Injury: How to Mindfully Move with a Spinal Cord Injury

Avoiding injury is a goal of mine. I have come to understand that I must be vigilant and diligent with how I move and treat my body to prevent additional injury.

Aaron Baker
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Living with Spinal Cord Injury: Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness for a natural disaster is smart for anyone but it’s extraordinarily important if you’re living with a spinal cord injury.

Aaron Baker
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New Spinal Cord Injury Best Advice: Pave Your Own Path

If your journey through life with a spinal cord injury is just beginning, you’ve got a lot on your plate. My one piece of advice to a newly injured person is to cultivate the courage to pave your own path to recovery and live the life you want.

Arash Bayatmakou
using a wheelchair in Dallas

Mobility in the City: Dallas – Aaron Baker, Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist

In this video about using a wheelchair in Dallas, Texas, Aaron checks out the Perot Museum and the Deep Ellum neighborhood before heading to AT&T Stadium.

Aimee Sharp
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Discovering New Abilities After Spinal Cord Injury

Unpredictability and unknowns are simply a part of life after spinal cord injury. Although I can’t yet do everything I did before, I’m constantly pushing my limits and discovering new abilities.

Arash Bayatmakou
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