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    PTEN Breakthrough – Spinal Cord Regeneration from Succinct Productions on Vimeo.

    Reeve Irvine Research Center in collaboration with Harvard University’s Associate Professor of Neurology, Zhigang He, have fundamentally changed the history of curing paralysis from spinal cord injury. Through a groundbreaking discovery involving the PTEN gene, researchers have regenerated nerves in the damaged spinal cord of mice responsible...
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    A Year In The Write Of Our Blog…

    Has it already been a year??~ So much progress! September 2014 kicked off the year with our annual golf tournament opening doors for us to help more SCI Celebrities. We were able to get Tucker Winfrey an FES bike; Dillon Connolly, Eric Walker, Peter Brady and returning celebrity, Nick Williams, are now in recovery. Nick...
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    Our Deck Has Arrived!!

    Third Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner – September 21, 2015 Presented by The Walking With Anthony Foundation and The Washington Redskins Alumni in association with Liberty Mutual Invitational, our annual golf tournament gets better every year and we are looking forward to another fantastic event! We will be celebrating the Christopher and Dana Ree...
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    It's Summertime…!!

    Yards That Work – Summer is almost here! The weather is finally warming and the grills are being fired up! This month’s Pinterest Board features beautifully landscaped yards that were created for accessibility. Inviting pools along with charming paths make it easy and enjoyable to indulge with or without wheels. Click the photo featuring the...
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    Water Sports Safety – Seven Tips To Prevent Spinal Cord Injury This Summer Vacation

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0xEG5WzjMo #Summer Vacation Safety – It’s official! Go away winter doldrums…Summer vacation has begun! Off to the beach!! At The Walking With Anthony Foundation, we know all too well what can happen during the fourth jump into the lake, the 18th dive off the coastline, and the race to be the first to dive...
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    Update – April Celebrity of the Month – Peter Brady

    Thank you Jane Brady for your eloquent letter updating us on Peter’s progress…and thank you for your prayers. It touches our hearts when we see how even a week of recovery can turn the devastation of spinal cord injury into rewarding results. Congratulations Peter!! Standing for 20 minutes when you are new to recovery is...
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    May Celebrity of the Month – Nick Williams

    “Welcome to Project Walk Orlando, Nick! Walking With Anthony is sponsoring him to come for the month of May… Also, Happy 1st Life Day!! You are now officially apart of the PWO family smile emoticon.” Project Walk Orlando Facebook Page – Monday, May 4, 2015 Nick Williams was a popular volleyball player at Cardinal Gibbons...
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    April Showers Bring May Flowers…

    An avid gardening friend recently posted a picture of her beautiful azaleas in full bloom. Shortly after, my daughter revealed that there is “friendly” bacteria in organic soil which encourages a healthy immune system when inhaled. I was inspired. Actually, gardening offers numerous health benefits, from vitamin D to lower levels of the stress horm...
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    Update – Congratulations to August 2014 Celebrity of the Month – Rachelle Friedman

    August’s Celebrity of The Month – Rachelle Friedman-Chapman UPDATE: Congratulations Rachelle and Chris! Our August 2014 Celebrity of the month and her husband, Chris Chapman, became proud parents of beautiful Kaylee Rae on April 26, 2015. Follow the above right photo of Rachelle holding early ultrasound pictures of Kaylee to link a very moving slid...
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    And Baby Makes Three!!

      April’s Pinterest Board – On Adaptive Parenting …As our own celebrity Rachelle Friedman and her husband Chris prepare to welcome their baby girl into the world this month, we thought this would be a great time to feature our Pinterest Board on Adaptive Parenting. Rachelle recently shared her amazing crib by Flying Cross Designs...
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    September 21, 2015

    Setpember 21, 2015 – Walking With Anthony Annual Golf Tournament …September is the best time of year for a charity golf tournament at the Country Club of Fairfax in Fairfax, Virginia! Fall is in the air. The foliage is “beautiful greens”. The weather is crisp, not too hot, not too cold…just right for 18 holes...
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    March Celebrity of the Month – Anthony Purcell

    ANTHONY TAKES HIS FIRST STEPS!!! – I had just started fundraising for Walking With Anthony when I “coincidentally” sat on the plane next to a renown orthopedist. As I shared Anthony’s story and how we believed he would one day walk again, the surgeon graciously encouraged me not to hold out hope, that with Anthony’s C5/C6 i...
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    February Celebrity of the Month – Eric Walker

    Introducing Our Newest Celebrity – Mindy Jones Walker told us she cried for 15 minutes when she got the news that the Walking With Anthony foundation was going to help her husband, Eric Walker, continue his recovery at Project Walk. “This Lifts a weight off my shoulders that is hard to explain. Thank u sooo...
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    I Get Around!

    “Round and Around, Yeah, I Get Around…” From Ecoskeletons to Standing Wheelchairs to Stair Climbers, technology is clearly having a great time with their niche market of new and different ways for chair users to get around town. Click the Quatro chair to your left to find Walking With Anthony’s February Pinterest page, a collection...
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    January Celebrity of the Month – Dillon Connolly

    Reaching Out To Raise Awareness – Like many fearless athletes, January’s Celebrity of the Month, Dillon Connolly, showed up to achieve his dreams, reaching his goals and aspiring to “next”. According to his mother, Julia Connolly, “In 2007, Dillon attended USC on a swimming scholarship, where he became a school record ...
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    Reaching Out to Raise Awareness

    The New Celebrities of the Month – In the next few weeks, look for a new “Celebrity of the Month” venue. The Walking With Anthony Foundation receives numerous applications daily from those seeking financial support for spinal cord injury. The truth is we can only support a few of those sending the many applications we...
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    New Year – New Attitude – New You!!

    Working It! They say the average person gains six pounds over the holidays! Who knew?! Whether it’s chair yoga, gym equipment or your favorite sport, this is a great time to get on program – new year, new attitude – new you!! Our featured Pinterest article has lots of ideas including eats to rev up...
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    Happy New Year!

    Thank You For An Amazing 2014! Dear Friends and Family, As 2014 draws to a close, Anthony and I want to say thank you to all our supporters. Whether it has been following and re-posting our social media, attending and supporting our events, or your generous financial donations; each and every one of you is...
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    Living With SCI – TED Talk – Jesse Hubert

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX53td5h_s0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muh-Fzmaq6M Jesse Hubert Shares the “Uncertainty” of Living With SCI…and Hope. Our November celebrity, Jessica Hubert, takes the stage again with the recent release of her candid TEDx video about living with spinal cord injury. Speaking at a local TEDx event ...
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    December's Celebrity of the Month – "Ronny" Ahmed

    December’s Celebrity of the Month – Immersed in his studies at Florida State University Strozier Library on November 20th, our December Celebrity, Farhan “Ronny” Ahmed, thought it was an ordinary day preparing for finals. Studying bio-medical engineering, Ahmed had no idea that within minutes, his life was going to be foreve...
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    Tis The Season To Rock Your Roll!!

    Our favorite time of year! Lights, cameras…fashion!! Let the parties begin! When we look good, we feel good and the holidays are just the time to style it up. December’s Pinterest feature brings all you fashionistas and icons out there a little inspiration to rock and roll your stuff this holiday season. Tap the pictured...
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    #UN-Selfie: Why The Hype?

    And What Is #Giving Tuesday? #GivingTuesday…A day celebrating selflessness, community, and charity the first Tuesday of every December. “We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for shopping deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.” The hype on #Un-Selfies? It&#...
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    Come Fly With Me!

    The friendly skies are about to get busy. As upcoming holidays encourage travel near and abroad, November’s featured Pinterest board is “Accessible Travel”. Find resources for airline travel tips, accessible destination spots, the latest and greatest “air-chairs”, accessible road trips and more. Click the photo on the ...
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    November's Celebrity of The Month – Jesse Hubert

    November’s Celebrity of The Month In a month where thankful is the word of the day, we are excited to announce that November’s Celebrity of the Month, Jessica Hubert, is making leaps and bounds progress! When we first introduced Jesse as July’s Celebrity of the month just a few months ago, she was just starting...
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    October's Celebrity of the Month – Tucker Winfrey

    http://youtu.be/YJe-MV1LQw8 October’s Celebrity of the Month – Update 10/13/2014 – We just received a lovely thank you letter from Tucker Winfrey and wanted to share it. Thank you to all who supported our annual golf event and continually support our mission. You made this possible. Tap the link above to the read the letter. Tucke...
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    10 Years Later…"The Big Idea" and Other Ways To Get Involved Now

    The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation We recently received a letter from The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation reminding us that Fall is on the horizon and with it brings the November election season. Following the foundation’s lead, it is our goal to provide you with an update on core issues impacting the SCI Community...
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    Halloween!

    Ghosts, Ghouls And Darth Vader Knocking On Your Door! Get ready for bowls filled with candy, haunted houses and trick or treaters knocking at our doors. In celebration, our October Pinterest feature is loaded with costumes for the young and old walking and rolling on “All Hallows’ Evening”. Tap the witch and link to our...
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    Washington Redskins Alumni and Walking With Anthony 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament – A Huge Success!

    2014 Charity Golf Tournament The Gifts That Keep On Giving Emotions were running high at the 2nd Annual Washington Redskins Alumni and Walking With Anthony Charity Celebrity Golf Tournament and Dinner. Jerry Olsen joined Redskins Alumni players, Doc Walker, Darrell Green, Jimmie Jones, Ted Vactor, Ricky Ervins, Kenny Jenkins and Charley Taylor for ...
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    Inspiration for National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

    Since September 1, we have joined others on social media reminding everyone that September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. As we are being made aware, spinal cord injury affects far more than one’s ability to move. Beyond the physical pain and limitations, living with this life altering injury very much steers emotions and...
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    Countdown to Walking With Anthony's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner September 22

      Hole Sponsor with a Beautiful Plaque – $300 (3 Hours Recovery) Golfing With Dinner Reception – $500 (5 Hours Recovery) Dinner, Awards, Live and Silent Auction – $150 (1 Hour Recovery) Knowledge You Helped Someone Recover – PRICELESS It is hard to believe our annual event is around the corner. But it is!! So...
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    September's Celebrity of the Month – Erica Predum

    Celebrity of The Month – Erica Predum We are proud to introduce you to September’s Celebrity of the Month, Erica Predum. Driving with her three year old son when her SUV overturned, Erica says she doesn’t remember much about the accident except trying to stay awake long enough to watch cartoons when he came to...
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    September is National Spinal Cord Awareness Month

    According to the resolution designating September as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, over 1,275,000 individuals in the United States are estimated to live with a spinal cord injury and cost society billions of dollars in health care and lost wages. An injury occurs every 48 minutes, 70 percent of which happens to children under...
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    Video – Anthony's 2014 Recovery Progress: Motivated By Faith and Determination

    Don’t ever let fear stop you from realizing your dreams. In fact, let it be your catalyst for FAITH!! On February 6, 2010, Anthony Purcell dove into the ocean and broke his neck. His mother, Micki’s, unwavering faith and support for what can be, and his own resolve and determination have moved him forward. Four...
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    DC Happy Hour Benefit for SCI

    Save the Date – September 19 – 5-9pm Set your calendars now for an evening of food and drink, music, mingling and shopping at Vineyard Vines in Georgetown! Anthony Purcell will be there to meet and greet (and sign autographs) ;- ). 20% of all purchases go to Walking With Anthony. Join us for a...
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    Home Again Home Again

    Kitchens That Work Time to start focusing on home again. Kids are going back to school. Summer vacations are coming to a close. Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us. Our featured Pinterest page – Kitchens That Work. Link the pictured pans to some great ideas for accessible kitchens that offer...
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    Robin Williams' Gift to the SCI Community

      Farewell Mrs. Doubtfire I remember Mrs. Doubtfire like it was yesterday. It was one of Robin Williams’ most poignant performances where he played a father going through a divorce who impersonates a nanny to be part of his children’s daily lives. His character quick wit and simultaneous vulnerability moved us from laughter to tear...
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    PRESS RELEASE: Walking With Anthony And The Washington Redskins Alumni Present The 2nd Annual Charity Celebrity Golf Tournament & Dinner

      OUR 2ND ANNUAL CHARITY CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT & DINNER WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 AT THE COUNTRY CLUB OF FAIRFAX IN FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA Former Washington Redskin Doc Walker and ESPN 980 Radio Host Will Serve as Emcee for the Dinner Highlights Include A Surprise Gift For A Local Spinal Cord Injury...
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    UPDATE: Anthony Purcell on Discovery Channel's New "American Muscle"

    American Muscle – Discovery Channel – 9:00 PM Est Our own Anthony Purcell will be on trainer, Mike Barwis’ new sports docuseries, “American Muscle”. Originally scheduled and posted for Wednesday, July 30, Anthony’s show date was postponed for the near future. All of us here on Anthony’s team are anxiously w...
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    Americans with Disabilities Act – July 26, 1990

    Americans with Disabilities Act – Capital Crawl July 26 marks the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 1,000 physically disabled protesters from 30 states abandoned their support systems to climb the 83 stone steps to the Capital Building on March 13, 1990. It is said that their courageous contribution was the...
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    It's Summertime!! Accessible Parks and Recreation

    It’s Summertime!! We are celebrating summer! Our featured Pinterest board is Accessible Parks & Recreation. Link the left pictured wheelchair friendly maze to the board. Take a look at all the activities that abound. Do you have a favorite place? Please send it our way! Thanks! Anthony Purcell on Dis… July 28, 2014 0 Comments...
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    Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer – Honorary Guest at Walking With Anthony Fundraiser September 22, 2014

    Walking With Anthony to Honor Congressman Steny Hoyer, 5th Congressional District of Maryland at September 22 Fundraiser The 2nd Annual Walking With Anthony Celebrity Golf Tournament is Monday, September 22nd at the Country Club of Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia. Sponsored by the Washington Redskins Alumni, we are looking forward to another amazing eve...
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    July's Celebrity of the Month – Jesse Hubert

    Meet Jesse Hubert Learning to walk again and recover independence has taken heart and soul for Jessica (“Jesse”) Hubert. Jesse was embracing life as a single parent of a three year old son, “Mom, when I grow up, I want to be a walking school man”, when she fractured her spine at levels T10/11/12 while...
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    Introducing Our Blog!

    Let Freedom Ring! Thanks for checking in – Welcome! Having celebrated Independence Day just prior to writing this, it occurred to me how the”freedom to be” is permeating the SCI community.  We are out in the forefront these days making news, in the news, living life – not being deterred by a chair with wheels. The...
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