Posts by SNS Staff

From Near Death to a Top Athlete

Shaun Castle opens up about his injury, being a professional and collegiate athlete and how being a member of PVA saved his life.   Online Exclusive posted Monday, April 17, 2017 – 10:15am By Courtney Verrill U.S. Army veteran and professional athlete Shaun Castle was just hours away from death when a miracle happened. Castle […]

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Farewell Becky

The discontinuation of Barbie’s disabled friend Becky shadows real-life social exclusion   Online Exclusive posted Friday, April 14, 2017 – 10:13am By Allison Cardwell I’ve been called ‘Wheelchair Barbie” more than a few times. We share the same sparkly pink wheelchair, blonde hair, and affinity for pink accessories. Putting clothes on me is even kind […]

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NWBT Champions

The teams that took home a victory fought hard over the weekend at the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Louisville, Ky.   Online Exclusive posted Monday, April 3, 2017 – 9:21am By John Groth The Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks needed double overtime to claim their seventh National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Adult Division I National Wheelchair […]

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Opening Night at the NWBT

Major Upsets Kick Off NWBT’s Opening Night   Online Exclusive posted Friday, March 31, 2017 – 9:48am By SNS Staff Some major upsets and surprises opened up Thursday’s opening night of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWBT). Two top NWBT Division II seeds fell in their first-round games, as the 16-seed […]

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The Celebration Continues with Amanda Young

It’s our last week to celebrate Women’s History Month and we are celebrating with a woman who is a lover of travel, shoes, fitness and sky-diving.   Online Exclusive posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – 10:59am By Courtney Verrill Amanda Young always travels in style with her shoes that stand out and a show stopping […]

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Spoke Spotlight – Christina Gardner

Our celebration of Women’s History Month continues with Christina Gardner, a U.S. Army veteran and an all-star sled hockey player   Online Exclusive posted Monday, March 20, 2017 – 10:33am By Courtney Verrill A spinal cord injury, skull and facial fractures and frost bite that led to double amputation from the knee down didn’t stop […]

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Spoke Spotlight – Kendall Speaks

Our celebration of Women’s History Month continues   Online Exclusive posted Monday, March 13, 2017 – 2:31pm By Christopher Di Virgilio For 12-year-old Kendall Speaks, sports are her new love. They have given her confidence, taught her the importance of team work and good sportsmanship and given her the opportunity to make new friends. It […]

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Pressure Sore Prevention Tips

Pressure sore prevention may be one of the most overlooked routines to manage … but it shouldn’t be   Online Exclusive posted Monday, March 13, 2017 – 10:15am By Kristin Mcnealus, DPT, MBA, ATP When you have difficulty moving, and sensation that is impaired or absent, you are at a high risk to damage your […]

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Spoke Spotlight – Rachel Malone

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month   Online Exclusive posted Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – 8:53am By Christopher Di Virgilio From Haiti to Iceland to Barcelona, Rachel Malone is putting her degree in travel and hospitality to very good use. The Minnesota native has never let her disability get in the way and has traveled to […]

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Spoke art helps bring your wheelchair alive

An Ireland business helps decorate your wheelchair to match your outfit   Online Exclusive posted Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – 1:42pm By Courtney Verrill If you’re a wheelchair user who loves bright colors, art and design, Izzy Wheels spoke art is perfect for you. Izzy Wheels, a business located in Ireland, makes decorative spoke guards that help […]

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