We rebuild our lives and our bodies after a spinal cord injury. And the daily battle of rebuilding and overcoming new obstacles is as much a mental struggle as it is a physical one. A positive mental outlook supported by good nutrition creates healing synergy. If your mind and bo
OSCI to distribute over $230,000 in COVID Relief Funds
We are distributing over $233,000 in CARES Act grant money to Oregonians and SW Washingtonians living with paralysis who have been adversely affected by COVID-19. You must meet these criteria to receive funds. Please apply using this form to receive up to $1500 in COVID relief fu
Wheel Pad: an innovative, mobile solution to home-modification construction chaos!
Wheel Pad is an innovative, mobile solution to the labor-intensive and time-consuming process of remodeling a home for a loved one after a spinal cord injury, or any disabling condition. Joseph Cincotta and Julie Lineberger, an architect/business-minded married couple, conceptual
Handi-Craft Adaptive Whitewater Tour 2018
The Handi-Craft Adaptive Whitewater Tour is a one-man sensation! Eric Thompson sustained a spinal cord injury in 2012, and as many of us know, the injury flipped his world, but it didn’t snuff his spirit. Now he’s touring the US demonstrating how anyone can enjoy whitewat
2018 PDX Summer Handcycling Series starts soon!
Come handcycle every Tuesday, 5-6pm at the Portland International Raceway from July 10th – September 25th! If you’ve never tried it, you may fall in love with it. And if you fall in love with it, you can apply to Kelly Brush Foundation and/or Challenged Athlete’s Founda
Oregon SCI at Roll on Capitol Hill 2018!
You were represented in Washington, DC by five Oregonians with spinal cord injuries! Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection is the Portland chapter of United Spinal Association (USA). For the last two years Oregon SCI has sent 2 or 3 representatives to Washington, DC for the Roll o
Below is a collection of some of the best accessible trails around Oregon and SW Washington. These have been compiled through conversations with other wheelchair users, notably Chuck Frayer, and an excellent 2008 article in the Oregonian by Terry Richards highlighting so
Behind the Scenes!
Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit! This is a big deal for the spinal cord injury community of Oregon and SW Washington because now we can intentionally plan, build, and advocate for our community. How did this happen?! Since November 2014, families