For the first time, individuals living with paralysis and their caregivers can access the comprehensive Paralysis Resource Guide via smartphone, Nook, iPad or Kindle.
The third edition of this vital resource, compiled and distributed by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (http://christopherreeve.org), is a free reference and lifestyle tool for people affected by paralysis.
The 442-page Guide contains information about seating and mobility, assistive technology, travel, disability rights, benefits, health maintenance and caregiving, as well as up-to-date content on the effects of the Affordable Care Act in both the private and public sectors. In addition, the guide contains a new chapter geared for the more than 67,000 military and veteran service members living with paralysis.
Also new to the Guide are fine-art portraits of people living with paralysis, photographed by Christopher Voelker, a Reeve Ambassador and professional photographer who has been living with paralysis since being injured in a high-speed motocross accident at age 16.
Voelker’s diverse portraits showcase the inner strength of a variety of paralyzed people, such as Sundance Channel’s Push Girls stars Angela Rockwood and Chelsie Hill; comedienne Geri Jewell; Lourdes Mack, the 10-year-old named Little Miss Wheelchair California; and pro surfer Christiaan Bailey.
A PDF of The Paralysis Resource Guide can be downloaded from here or ordered by calling 800-539-7309, both at no cost. E-reader versions, also free, are available on iTunes, BarnesandNoble.com for Nooks, and Amazon.com for Kindles. Android users can download copies using their Kindle app.
The Paralysis Resource Center Library was conceived by Dana Reeve, who had a vision of creating a one-stop destination where anyone living with paralysis could gather information and have their questions answered. Opened in May 2002, the lending library is housed at the Reeve Foundation’s headquarters in Short Hills, New Jersey, and loans content to people all over the country.