Jul 07

A journalist for National Public Radio and ABC News recounts the challenges he has faced as a paraplegic at home and abroad, from the dangers of war-torn Iraq and Jerusalem to discrimination at home. Reprint…. More >>

Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence

Jun 24

Bonnie is a spunky Chinese American woman who already has a good start on her goal of visiting 100 countries when she is injured while traveling the world, becoming a paraplegic. Five years after the accident, she meets Michael, who is shy but also a world traveler. Bonnie and Michael find they have many things in common, with Bonnie especially intrigued by Michael just having returned from Saudi Arabia. They marry and together they continue to pursue Bonnie’s goal of visiting 100 countries…

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May You Have an Interesting Wife!: A story of disability, love and world travel

Jun 09

Matthew Sanford’s life and body were irrevocably changed at age 13 when his family’s car skidded off a snowy Iowa overpass, killing Matt’s father and sister and leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. This pivotal event set Matt on a lifelong journey, from his intensive care experiences at the Mayo Clinic to becoming a paralyzed yoga teacher and founder of a nonprofit organization. Forced to explore what it truly means to live in a body, he emerges with an … More >>

Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence

May 22

Already being greeted with extraordinary acclaim–the astonishing, profoundly moving memoir of a man afflicted by locked-in syndrome, a state of virtually total paralysis that leaves the victim, in the author’s own words, “like a mind in a jar.” In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor in chief of French Elle, the father of two young children, a forty-three-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end o… More >>

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

May 18

Melvin Juette has said that becoming paralyzed in a gang-related shooting was “both the worst and best thing that happened” to him. The incident, he believes, surely spared the then sixteen year-old African American from prison and/or an early death. It transformed him in other ways, too. He attended college and made wheelchair basketball his passion—ultimately becoming a star athlete and playing on the U.S. National Wheelchair Basketball Team. In Wheelch… More >>

Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs, Disability and Basketball

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