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Let’s look back at some of the wonderful and exciting stories we shared in 2023!

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2023 brought us some must-read blogs on peers enjoying the outdoors, purchasing a custom wheelchair, adaptive cycling, race car driving and much more. Keep scrolling down below to see our top 10 blogs of 2023!

1. Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing a Custom Wheelchair

Our friends and long-time supporters at Macdonald’s Home Health Care are sharing some important tips on buying a custom wheelchair.

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2. GRAGOPEAN Scholarship Launches New Summer Term Application

New this year, post-secondary students with SCI taking summer courses in BC can take advantage of the Summer 2023 intake of the GRAGOPEAN Scholarship Trust.

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3. Fun With Three Wheels

Like other SCI BC peers, Simon Harrington has discovered the amazing Can-Am three wheelers and how they can open—or re-open—the door to experiencing the joys of motorcycling.

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4. Can We Still Enjoy the Outdoors?

Sandy shares her story on how she doesn’t let her injury stop her from enjoying the outdoors.

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5. Charity Challenge Team Captain Profiles

We profiled the team captains who organized regional Charity Challenge events.

Top profiles: BRANDY STILES | ROD BITZ | SCOTT HERON

6. Back to School…Back to Cooking

The happy couple hope you will continue your generosity so that everyone with a spinal cord injury gets the help they need.

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7. Adaptive Cycling Program: Highlights From The First Year

As we start to gear up and plan for our upcoming Adaptive Cycling Program, let’s look at last year’s highlights so you know what to expect in the summer.

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8. Racing Towards Legacy

How one SCI BC peer’s passion for race car driving continues a family legacy.

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9. Research Reboot

ICORD researchers are hoping to regain momentum for an important research project that’s attempting to demonstrate the benefits of exercise for people with SCI who suffer from chronic pain.

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10. From Wheelchair to Aircraft: How Your Airline Can Help You Get On Board

Honourable Mention – This blog post was originally published in 2018, but you love it so much that it makes our Top 10 this year!

When booking your flight, you will be asked if you can self-transfer or need assistance, but it might not be clear what it means – for many with SCI, this depends on the situation and how you’re feeling that day. Here’s a guide to what these options mean for airlines and how choosing them affects your trip.

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