The Kids of Yoocan Continue to Shine 

Editor’s Note: In 2016, Moshe Gaon, a successful businessman and investor, put his other endeavors on hold to create Yoocan. Inspired by his nephew, who was born with a host of health conditions, he set out to build a global platform for people to share their stories of living with a disability. Three years later, […]

Ralph's Riders' Lovett and Butler Talk About Giving Back

Editor’s Note: Since Ralph’s Riders launched over a decade ago, the foundation has been supporting the spinal cord injury and mobility-impaired community through various programs and resources.  Marcy Lovett, a T5-6 paraplegic, serves as the foundation's treasurer and is also a model, actress, accountant, and advocate for the disability community. Catie Butler, the secretary for […]

Ralph’s Riders Members Talk About Peer Mentoring and Building Alliances for a Stronger Community

Editor’s Note:  Ralph’s Riders was launched over 10 years ago by Mayra Fornos in the memory of her late husband, Ralph, who sustained a spinal cord injury while surfing. The foundation has been dedicated to helping people with mobility impairments lead independent, healthy lives ever since. Wheel:Life writer Betsy Bailey talked with the president of […]

Love Really Does Conquer All: How Ralph and Mayra Fornos Turned Tragedy into Triumph

Editor’s Note:  Emigrating from Cuba to Southern California, the Fornos & Reyes families spent many a weekend together at the Cuban community center in Culver City. After high school, Ralph Fornos and Mayra Reyes, who had become close friends during childhood, fell out of touch until they crossed paths again at a party during their […]

Comfort Conversations: Ralph’s Riders Launches Ride On In Life Campaign

For many people, the month of January represents a new beginning, an opportunity to make changes in your life where you feel you have failed in the past. As someone living with paralysis, I’ve come to the realization that there is no reason to dwell on the past. Our mistakes and tragedies are not meant to […]

Amplitude Media Group: Closing the Information Gap

Wheel:Life is thrilled to announce their newest community partner, Amplitude Media Group! They’ve just celebrated the two-year anniversary of the launch of Amplitude Magazine, a one-of-a-kind bimonthly print magazine filled with information on medical breakthroughs, the latest technology, tips on adapting to limb loss, updates on relevant political issues, leisure activities, emotional health, and anything […]

A Wheelchair User's Guide to Prescription Savings for You & Your Pet

If you use a wheelchair, chances are you also have a handful of medications and maybe even a fixed budget. [Don't we all?] Are you missing out on major discounts without even knowing it when it comes to buying prescriptions? With the right research, and finding out what companies offer the best discounts, you could […]

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