I Need Straws and Flexibility

I Need Straws and Flexibility

Straws have been there for me. In the years since my injury, the simple plastic tubes have predictably and silently supported my hydration after damage to my spinal cord took all use of my arms and hands. Out in the world, my requests for a straw have previously been...
Parenting From a Wheelchair: Year one of the Ewan Experience

Parenting From a Wheelchair: Year one of the Ewan Experience

Kelly and I didn’t even have a name picked out before he was born. After eight months of waffling, Ewan and Micah were the boy-name finalists. Choosing a name that he’d carry through life seemed like a big responsibility. Then out he popped, all wrinkles and cries and...
The Risk of Sleep Apnea for Quadriplegics

The Risk of Sleep Apnea for Quadriplegics

Not sleeping well? A new study shows more than 70 percent of people with quadriplegia also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). For many years, the N-ABLE team has heard stories about friends with quadriplegia who don’t sleep well at night or who only sleep a few hours...