• The online Community for people with spinal cord injury, their relatives and friends

  • The online Community for people with spinal cord injury, their relatives and friends

  • The online Community for people with spinal cord injury, their relatives and friends

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1917 kitwan Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Chi Wai Lai: Climbing a Different Mountain – in Wheelchair
Once a “Spiderman”, still a “Spiderman”! And bun-scrambling…
Hello kitwan, I'm so pleased to see your nice story about my friend, wheelchair climber, Lai Chi-wai who climbed the Lion Rock in his wheelchair...
3 StellaChiu Monday, 11 December 2017
“If you have a heartbeat, there is still time for your dreams!”
0 18. September 2019

“If you have a heartbeat, there is still time for your dreams!”

Sean Stephenson on how to create powerful connections with people, because together all is possible.

Love Beyond Wheelchair
127 20. February 2019

Love Beyond Wheelchair

The “secret life” of interabled relationships

When Disability Takes the Stage
153 7. February 2019

When Disability Takes the Stage

5 impressive TED Talks about disability

Orthotec – the All-round Company in Nottwil
186 10. January 2019

Orthotec – the All-round Company in Nottwil

Support more than cars and wheelchairs

YouTubers with Spinal Cord Injury
186 5. January 2019

YouTubers with Spinal Cord Injury

Sharing the daily challenges of life in a wheelchair online

Rappers in Wheelchair
147 23. December 2018

Rappers in Wheelchair

“Bad boys” with good messages

Stars in wheelchair
301 29. November 2018

Stars in wheelchair

These people are well-known, successful, inspiring – and in wheelchair.

Aiming high together... and – why not – flying!
151 20. November 2018

Aiming high together... and – why not – flying!

The wheelchair club InSuperAbili connects passion for sports, cultural activities and awareness raising.

Follow your dreams, and forget your disability
1294 14. September 2018

Follow your dreams, and forget your disability

Jane, a 10-year old boy from Macedonia, has become famous by living his dream

The Man Who Rolls Blindly
258 5. September 2018

The Man Who Rolls Blindly

Mark Pollock conquers challenges with multiple disabilities

“Yes, it sucks but life goes on!”
326 19. July 2018

“Yes, it sucks but life goes on!”

Community user “Francescolife” bounces back from strokes of fate – an interview.

Quadriplegic Doctor
357 27. June 2018

Quadriplegic Doctor

Treating patients in wheelchair

Becoming Parents with Spinal Cord Injury
521 1. May 2018

Becoming Parents with Spinal Cord Injury

Four stories about the eternal “labour”

My Gimpy Life
520 13. November 2017

My Gimpy Life

A humorous online video series about an actress on a wheelchair in Hollywood. With a real background.

Call me “Dr. Hans”
396 6. November 2017

Call me “Dr. Hans”

Our Dr. Online introduces himself to the Community.

Chi Wai Lai: Climbing a Different Mountain – in Wheelchair
1917 25. October 2017

Chi Wai Lai: Climbing a Different Mountain – in Wheelchair

Once a “Spiderman”, still a “Spiderman”! And bun-scrambling…

Why I hate buying a new wheelchair
387 9. October 2017

Why I hate buying a new wheelchair

Buying a wheelchair - agony of choice?

Julia, our moderator from Austria
400 25. August 2017

Julia, our moderator from Austria

Servus Community!

Kit Wan, our Blogger from Hong Kong
397 17. July 2017

Kit Wan, our Blogger from Hong Kong

Our English blog author introduces herself to the Community.

Claudia, our moderator from Ticino
332 14. July 2017

Claudia, our moderator from Ticino

Buongiorno Community!

Fritz, our Swiss Blog Author
374 7. July 2017

Fritz, our Swiss Blog Author

Fritz Vischer introduces himself to the Community.

May I Introduce Myself? Johannes, Community Manager
345 3. July 2017

May I Introduce Myself? Johannes, Community Manager

The people behind the Community present themselves. Today: Johannes, the Community Manager.

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Breathing is the most normal thing in the world for us. We hardly think about it, even though we breathe in and out about 20,000 times per day. We breathe more when we are active and exerting ourselves, and we breathe less when we are...
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Today strawberry yogurt is on Anna’s* grocery list. In front of the dairy section she notices that she cannot reach the yogurt sitting in a wheelchair. Many stressed people are rushing through the crowded store during rush hour and she does not...
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What do I need to consider with regard to the shoulders? The shoulder is the most heavily-strained joint with regard to mobilisation – that applies to sitting up and transferring. It is therefore important to protect the shoulders whenever it is...

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2020-04-27 In Latest
Backcountry skiing as a paraplegic with WIITE
Certain sport activities seem to be fantasies to resume when one becomes paraplegic. Now, however, it's one less: an avid fan of winter sports who is paralyzed from the waist down has recently...
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Crip Camp on Netflix: relive the disability revolution in the 70s
Looking for a new Netflix show to watch? Check out "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution", a new documentary about Camp Jened: a summer camp for youngsters with disabilities back in the early...
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2020-05-19 In Latest
Globi, robots and Swiss Paraplegic Centre: a new book!
Globi is on an adventure again! This time the popular Swiss cartoon character makes his first visit to Swiss Paraplegic Centre (SPC) in Nottwil. He visits his friend Nik who rehabilitates at SPC...
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