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Voices of Hope

Voices of Hope | 6.29.15

A Bolt Out Of The Blue: Ethan’s Story

For the friends and family of Ethan Kadish, the phrase “a bolt out of the blue” is much more than an expression. It’s a description of a day that changed their lives forever. Ethan was an all-American student who loved hitting home runs and performing in the school play. In June of 2013, Ethan was […]

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Voices of Hope | 6.15.15

How Creating Art Can Help Your Recovery

Art can be a career, a therapeutic exercise, a stress reliever, a way to connect with loved ones or a healthy dose of ‘me-time’ in the midst of a hectic schedule. In this post, artists identify the health benefits of creativity and explain how you can get involved in art, starting today. HelpHOPELive client Gail […]

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Voices of Hope | 5.27.15

Best-Ever Advice After A Spinal Cord Injury

We asked four HelpHOPELive clients to answer a single question.The result is a series of powerful insights for anyone who is struggling to keep moving forward after a debilitating injury. “The journey gets easier over time. The first few years are the hardest post-injury, when you are trying to adjust to your body’s physical changes […]

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Voices of Hope | 5.18.15

What Can Spinal Cord Injury Therapy Do For Me?

As Mobility Awareness Month continues, we look at how physical therapy can help to boost your body and mind following a spinal cord injury. Robert Mudge became a C5/C6 quadriplegic after an accident in 2001. Physical therapy and adaptive athletics have helped Robert to maintain a positive mindset and keep his body strong. Robert, did […]

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Voices of Hope | 5.18.15

Pursuing Your Passions After A Spinal Cord Injury

In honor of Mobility Awareness Month, we are exploring how a spinal cord injury can impact your passions and your perspective on life. Kirk Williams is an avid explorer who sustained a C5 spinal cord injury in a mountain biking accident in 2009. Kirk continues to seek out new experiences and stretch his limits every […]

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No Limitations: Equestrian Vaulting

We spoke to Alanna Flax-Clark, a paraequestrian who competes in equestrian vaulting and shows in paradressage events. In 2008, Alanna contracted an infection that rapidly destroyed her ability to walk. For Alanna, hippotherapy was an introduction to the immersive world of adaptive athletics. “Sports like equestrian vaulting and dressage have played a big role for […]

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Voices of Hope | 4.15.15

How to Fight COPD-Related Stress

If you suffer from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), you already know that your symptoms and flare-ups can fluctuate depending on a host of different factors. Did you know that stress and anxiety can intensify your COPD symptoms? April 16 is Stress Awareness Day – it’s the perfect time to reconsider your relationship with stress. […]

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