What is an Occupational Therapist and why are they some of the most important people to know after a Spinal Cord Injury? Occupational Therapists help you get back to a new normal post injury, by setting you up for success at home, your work or at play. They not only help you maximize the independence […]
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast – Ep. 32 – Laura Yanez Aguirre On Love, Motherhood And Balance
Meet Laura Yanez Aguirre: a Palm Dessert based lifestyle videographer, #QuadWife to Aaron, Social Ambassador and mom to an adorable toddler named Cruz. Laura’s love story is unique – she met her partner at the tender age of 11, and Aaron sustained a Spinal Cord Injury in high school. How can two young teenagers navigate […]
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast – Ep. 31 – Dr Nav Sharma: The Rehab Doctor You NEED To Know!
What is a Physiatrist? Why do you need one after SCI? What can we learn from a Doctor who KNOWS Spinal Cord Injury? In this episode we interview Physical Medicine Specialist Dr. Nav Sharma, an accomplished Physiatrist practising out of Louisiana. He is a busy guy – he runs an inpatient rehab facility for Spinal […]
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast – Ep. 30 – Charisma Jamison on Loving Cole, Equality, Self Care + Living Life On Your Own Terms
One of the very first women Brooke and Elena connected with after starting the WAGS of SCI group was Charisma Jamison, a young woman from Virginia who had just started dating a Quadriplegic named Cole. Fast forward 2 years and they are now hugely successful Vloggers, running the YouTube account “Roll With Cole And Charisma” […]
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast – Ep. 29 – Dating After SCI: What YOU Need To Know!
To all our single male followers out there living with paralysis: this ones for YOU! Over the years of running WAGS of SCI, we have received hundreds of messages from our single male followers with paralysis who want advice: What tips do you have for dating? How can I “get back out there” after my […]
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast – Ep. 28 – Caregivers Awareness Month: Why Should You Care??!
Why does November matter? It’s Caregivers Awareness Month coming up ALL November long – and we need YOU to participate in order to create some much needed conversation around caregiving and SCI. Join hosts Brooke and Elena as they discuss Caregivers Awareness Month, and what they’re doing with the WAGS of SCI platform to highlight […]
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast – Ep. 27 – Remembering Rehab: How The $&#@ Did We Survive?
For many of us WAGS of SCI, remembering our partners time in rehabilitation is hard to do and brings up many emotions we would like to forget. This episode of the Podcast is all about reminiscing about OUR time during the months our quadriplegic partners were in in-patient rehab at the same facility, only two […]
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast – Ep. 26 – Temperature Regulation: Transitioning From Hot To Cold Seasons
Living life with a partner who has a Spinal Cord Injury can present many challenges – but one of the biggest issues a couple can face is handling warm and cold temperatures.. and what they can do to his body. One of the many complications of having an impacted nervous system is that our partners’ […]
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast – Ep. 25 – Insurance Appeals: Who, What, Why, When.. How?!
How many of us WAGS of SCI and caregivers out there struggle with having to deal with insurance or government policies preventing their partners from getting what they need? How many of you have dealt with the disastrous effect a “NO” decision means to your life and the life of your seriously injured partner? Join […]
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast – Ep. 24 – SCI Awareness Month: Caregivers Issues + Advocacy
Join hosts Brooke and Elena for an informative discussion about the current issues they’re facing and the awareness pieces they’re doing for SCI Awareness Month surrounding caregivers. Learn about the main issues behind unpaid caregiving, and what stands in their way for the WAGS of SCI advocacy efforts. The women discuss their personal views on […]