43 episodes

United Spinal Association presents United on Wheels, a Wheelchair Lifestyle Podcast addressing topics important to wheelchair users. Join us for candid discussions including dating with a disability, accessible travel, advocacy, employment after spinal cord injury, and more.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

United Spinal Association presents United on Wheels, a Wheelchair Lifestyle Podcast addressing topics important to wheelchair users. Join us for candid discussions including dating with a disability, accessible travel, advocacy, employment after spinal cord injury, and more.

    Mental Health & Disability

    Mental Health & Disability

    United on Wheels – Episode 43

    When it comes to mental health and disability, sometimes we don’t seek out the support and resources we need due to a variety of reasons. Despite any biases or preconceived notions, we should never let it stop us from getting the care we need! Michaela Devins, a member of United Spinal’s Boston Chapter and dedicated mental health and disability advocate talks about the personal struggles she encountered in effectively addressing her mental health after her spinal cord injury due to a diving accident. She has a lot of knowledge to share with us.

    For more on the topic of mental health and to support United Spinal’s #StrongWheeled United campaign, visit https://unitedspinal.org/strong-wheeled-together/

    • 41 min
    The Frontlines of Caregiving with Steve & Heidi-Johnson Wright

    The Frontlines of Caregiving with Steve & Heidi-Johnson Wright

    Steve and Heidi-Johnson Wright join us to share their personal journey maintaining a strong and loving relationship when caregiving is part of the equation. The couple have used their experiences to raise awareness and educate the masses on disability issues, notably the lack of access to the built environment.

    • 54 min
    United on Wheels - Talking Tech with Rhonel Cinous

    United on Wheels - Talking Tech with Rhonel Cinous

    As a Haitian-American, Rhonel Cinous always wanted to go to Haiti, but when he finally got his opportunity, things did not go as he had hoped. Cinous, a Miami native, went to Haiti in 2016 to promote the morning radio show he hosted and see the country, but on a snorkeling trip during his second day, he broke his neck on his first dive. Since his injury, Cinous found his way back to pursue his interests and discover new opportunities to create positive change in our society. With the support of the United Spinal community, Rhonel has become a leading voice for the organization’s Tech Access Group, advocating for inclusive technology that will empower other wheelchair users to find greater independence and quality of life.

    • 37 min
    Life After Spinal Cord Injury with Nick LiBassi

    Life After Spinal Cord Injury with Nick LiBassi

    Nick LiBassi, United Spinal’s VP of Partnership Expansion joins United on Wheels podcast host Paul Amadeus Lane to talk about his journey from a devastating skydiving accident that caused a spinal cord injury to finding strength from his peers and the United Spinal community to reach his goals.



    None of us are fully prepared for very dramatic changes in our lives, but it’s how we learn from each other’s lived experiences and pick each other up that can make a positive difference and lead to amazing things! That’s how we become ‘Strong Wheeled Together’.

    • 30 min
    Rediscovering Life After Spinal Cord Injury

    Rediscovering Life After Spinal Cord Injury

    Leonard Mayberry – rodeo worker, welder, steel worker, supervisor of a city crew – shares his new life story of recovery after spinal cord injury. Learn how Leonard, a United Spinal member from Texas, regained his independence and fought back against a system that only saw his wheelchair and disability, rather than his talent, spirit and determination to overcome all odds.

    • 51 min
    Paralympic Dreams with Gold Medalist Seth McBride

    Paralympic Dreams with Gold Medalist Seth McBride

    On this episode we chat with former US Paralympian Gold Medalist Seth McBride who shares his story about overcoming spinal cord injury and making it to the Paralympic Games, not once but three times! Seth has lived a pretty extraordinary life. As a parent with a disability, wheelchair rugby athlete and editor at New Mobility Magazine, he has a few lessons to share with aspiring athletes who want to perform on the biggest stage or basically anyone who wants live life to the fullest. Check it out!

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Podcast Capt. ,

Great info

Informative and entertaining look into life in a chair. Super suave!

Verse rage ,

Great start!

Interesting discussions on topics that impact wheelchair users. I especially enjoyed the one air travel. Very useful info! Looking forward to more.

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