Meeting Archive:
Adapting Life with Candace Cable

Meeting Description:

Join us for our Live Better series presented by the Reeve Foundation Paralysis Community:

Adapting Life with Candace Cable

Thursday: July 10, 2014 3:00 PM ET

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, the CRPD is a critical global human rights document for people with disabilities.

Join us for a discussion on the CRPD with our guest David Morrissey, Executive Director of United States International Council on Disabilities as well as other guests. We will find out what the CRPD does and understand how it affects Americans, why it’s critical for the US to ratify the CRPD and how we can use our advocacy skills we now have from an earlier webcast here at the CDRF.

Call in number 855 339 9927

Date: Thu, Jul 10, 2014
Time: 03:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Reeve Foundation
 Presenter Information
Candace Cable
Speaker Photo

Candace believes that there were 4 elements that came together in 1975 that gave her, community, purpose, wellness and joy after her spinal cord injury at the age of 21 when she was ready to go of life. They were family, counseling, disabled students service’s office at Long Beach State University and adaptive sports.

Joining with her adapting community to pioneer the sport and equipment of wheelchair racing gave her the title of SuperCrip, a title bestowed on athletes with disabilities in the 70’s and 80’s. She went on to compete in 9 Paralympic Games in 3 sports winning 12 medals as well as compete in the Summer Olympic Games wheelchair racing exhibition on the track in 1984, 1988 and 1992 winning 2 medals. 

Candace is an active member in the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation community writing a blog, creating Reeve Health minute videos and as a Reeve Peer Mentor.