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In this episode, Quinn and Jason talk about their experiences with SCI, meeting at Craig hospital, and their realization that the word “cure” is not embraced by everyone in our community. We are dedicating this podcast episode to Franklin Elieh, co-founder of NorCalSCI. Franklin died suddenly this past month after living for decades with an SCI. He embodied the critical characteristics of empathy, systems thinking and deep connection to the community that all successful advocates share. He also lived his life on the continuum of Care and Cure. His death is a reminder of ...

Registration is now open for Team U2FP's very own race event - the Freestyle Challenge! This is your chance to get super competitive and/or super creative, all while raising funds and awareness for SCI recovery. Back in 2020, when the pandemic hit and regular marathons were canceled, we created a DIY race event, which we called the Run-Walk-Roll. Since then, participants have gone beyond running, walking or rolling; they’ve done things like paddleboarding, lake strolling, 5k-ing and 100-mile trail riding on an adaptive trike! So we had to re-brand. The Freestyle Challenge is your chance to ...

Registration for the Medtronic Twin Cities in Motion Marathon & 10-mile races is currently open, and we are looking for more runners and wheelers to join Team U2FP for this exciting event! Sign up to run in either the Marathon or 10-Mile race and help U2FP advance curative interventions for the SCI Community. You’ll be guaranteed a spot, regardless of

Making this film, weaving hope and acceptance together, gave me more freedom to explore who I am as I continue to adapt and grow. My desire for functional recovery is for me, not for anyone else. Regaining sexual function could add to my quality of life. Hand function could give me more independence. I miss these things that I have lost, and even as my acceptance and self-love deepen, I still feel that loss, and that’s ok.