Meeting Archive:
Adapting Life with Candace Cable: Proper equipment for active lifestyles


Meeting Description:

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

Adapting Life with Candace Cable

WEDNESDAY: May 14, 2014 3:00 PM ET

Join us for our webcast as we spend the hour with National Seating & Mobility, medical products and support provider whose motto is "The right chair and the best care.” They are providing custom adaptive seating for mobility in wheelchairs as well as gait trainers, standers, walkers, and bath equipment for physically challenged children and adults.

We will learn just what the role a provider plays in the life of someone who is dependent on any device, medical or otherwise, for mobility. We will also explore what some of the challenges are for the providers and the end users in this day and age to get the proper equipment we need to live the active lifestyles we all want to enjoy.

Details
Date: Wed, May 14, 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.