ReWalk Experience Event

Do you or someone you know have a spinal cord injury?
Come see the ReWalk Personal Robotic Exoskeleton System in Use!

ReWalk Experience Event
Thursday, December 3, 2015
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
261 Mack Avenue, Detroit MI

To reserve your time slot, please register by November 25th here: or contact Judy at for more information


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Rolling with Confidence Event

Save the Date!
Rolling with Confidence at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


A program by the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan to increase life skills for improved confidence and participation within the community. This program specializes in providing a fun, hands on learning experience to teach in-home and community mobility utilizing both manual and power wheelchairs. Topics to covered during the event include, but are not limited to:

  • Wheelchair bumping
  • Wheelchair maintenance
  • Community safety
  • Recreational


Sponsored by:

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Al Neumann Fundraiser & Benefit

Quadriplegic Al Neumann Needs Your Help

Quadriplegic Al Neumann Needs Your Help


Tickets for the Al Neumann Fundraiser / Benefit are on sale. The family of Al Neumann is asking for your support! Al Neumann, a lifelong resident of Troy, Michigan was injured in a diving accident in 1991, deeming him a quadriplegic. he now has to depend on others to do everything for him. Besides the physical and psychological challenges Al conquers, a more pressing obstacle continues to mount. Costs associated with life as a quadriplegic are astronomical. Many bills and necessities are not covered by insurance.

One of the largest and most expensive items needed for Al is his hydraulic lift van. Al depends on this van to make it work and it is in desperate need of a new lift and several repairs, as it is becoming unreliable and at times, unsafe. Al is also in need of a new wheelchair. The good news is that his insurance just approved him for a wheelchair; however, his co-pay will total $10,000 – $15,000. To help with the van, the wheelchair and medical expenses a goal to raise $40,000 has been set.

The Al Neumann Fundraiser / Benefit is on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 6pm – Midnight at The Vintage House in Fraser, Michigan.

Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door and include full buffet dinner, dessert and open bar.

Prizes and donations for the raffle are accepted and appreciated. Some examples of items are vacation rentals, sports memorabilia, gift cards / certificates, electronics, wine, etc. Advertising in the event program is also available.

Contact Kristy (Neumann) Lowell at 248-670-6712 or at for more information. Click here for more information about Al Neumann and the benefit:

Scholarships and Residencies for Artists with SCI!

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The Vermont Studio Center is pleased to announce that four Creative Access Fellowships for month-long studio residencies will be awarded to visual artists and writers with spinal cord injury (SCI) as part of VSC’s February 15, 2014 fellowships deadline.

Each award, supported by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, includes a $500 travel stipend and, if necessary, room, board, and travel for a personal care assistant.  Applications for these Creative Access Fellowships are due by February 15, 2014.

All applicants to VSC’s February 15 deadline are also automatically considered for one of 25 VSC Fellowships. For a complete list of awards and eligibility requirements, visit:

Questions? Contact Ryan Walsh at (802) 635-2727 x  218 or

Good luck to our MSCIA member artists!!


MSCIA’s Favorite Halloween Costumes!

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Click on the image above to see a larger version.

We love these unique costume ideas that work with your wheelchair. Which is your favorite? Send us a message if you’d like to share one of yours!

New Spinal Cord Injury Statistics from UAB

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has released a new study about Spinal Cord Injuries in the USA.  We at the MSCIA love to keep our members informed, so click here for a printable summary of the study:

Let’s be Social!

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Did you know the Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association is on Facebook & Twitter?

We post daily articles, photos, events, breaking news, etc.  We would love to connect with you!

Please like us on Facebook at:

You can follow us on Twitter with the username @theMSCIA or

Thank you Citi Lightz!

On Friday, August 30th the Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association (MSCIA) had the incredible opportunity to talk about Spinal Cord Injuries and Disease at the Citi Lightz first annual Mix Tape Release and Charity Event. The event was hosted by FM 98.5 WJLB’s Foolish featured live musical performances, mixing by DJ Zap, a silent auction, food and a 50/50 to support local residents with spinal cord injuries. The event was a success with the crowd and raised $250 for the cause. The MSCIA will put 100% of the proceeds to help local people who have spinal cord injuries or spinal cord disease.

“There is a large community of individuals in Michigan with spinal cord injuries and spinal cord disease. The life time cost of medical expanses for someone with spinal cord injuries can range from 2-5 million dollars, depending on severity and age of the individual. We have more requests for assistance from them than we have funds at this time, so we cannot thank Citi Lightz and the event sponsors enough for their generous donations,” said Miranda Mayuiers, Assistant Director of the MSCIA.

For more information about Citi Lightz and to see their upcoming events, please go to

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Reminder – Tonight is the Citi Lightz Charity Event!

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Reminder! Tonight is the Citi Lightz Charity event and the MSCIA will be there to present a speech and collect donations from the event. It will be hosted by FM 98 WJLB morning DJ Foolish.

We would love to see you there and to support a great band that cares about spinal cord injury and disease awareness and prevention.

Tickets have been reduced to $10. That includes music, food and soft drinks!

MSCIA at the Citi Lightz Music Release Charity Event


The Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association is excited to take part in the Citi Lightz Music Release Charity Event on Friday, August 3oth. The event will be hosted by WJLB’s DJ Foolish and include musical performances, a 50/50 raffle and other entertainment. Citi Lightz will be donating a portion of the ticket sales to MSCIA so we can continue to provide solutions for local individuals with spinal cord injuries. See below and click on the image for more information. Please join us at the event next Friday!

Citi Lightz Music Release Charity Event

Friday August 30, 2013

6:30 pm—11:30 PM

Hoops Sports Bar and Grill

2705 Lapeer Rd.

Auburn Hills, MI 48326                    



15.00 in advance

20.00 at the door

Tickets can be purchased in advance here:

Contact Terrie 248.636.8725 or for more information

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