Paralysis

Welcome to the A2A Paralysis Advocacy Resource Center (ARC), an outreach project of the nonprofit Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance, aiming to help individuals impacted by paralysis step into paralysis advocacy.

We hope you’ll be inspired by our A2A Advocates impacted by paralysis, and we invite you to listen to our A2A Spotlight features and A2A 1-on-1 interviews sharing powerful stories of how individuals impacted by paralysis are turning adversity into advocacy.

While you’re here, we hope you’ll join our Paralysis Messages of Hope campaign. Give hope. Get hope. All in 30 seconds. And if you’re interested in sharing YOUR story with the help of one of our professional journalists, let us know!

Oh, and please be sure to add your name to our Wall of Allies, so you can show your support for our advocates. If you’d like, we’ll also send you our free monthly e-newsletter.

Meet our A2A Advocates

Kelly Brush

Kelly Brush

Kelly Brush Adversity: Paralysis Advocacy: Started a foundation to provide adaptive sports equipment and increase safety in ski racing, the sport in which she was injured "Through participating in adaptive sports after my injury, I proved to myself that...

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Scott Fedor

Scott Fedor

Scott Fedor Adversity: Paralyzed from the neck down after a diving accident Advocacy: Founded Getting Back Up for others with spinal cord injuries "I draw so much strength from seeing how helping someone improves their life. … In a weird way, had this not...

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A2A Spotlight Features

Spotlight: Kelly Brush

Spotlight: Kelly Brush

A2A Spotlight feature on Kelly Brush as heard on KCBS and other CBS Radio News affiliates   A2A Founder Jeff Bell talks with Kelly Brush about the skiing accident that left her paralyzed from the chest down, and her commitment to helping others with paralysis...

Spotlight: Chanda Hinton

Spotlight: Chanda Hinton

A2A feature on Chanda Hinton as heard on KCBS Radio:   A2A Spotlight: A2A Alliance founder Jeff Bell speaks with paralysis survivor Chanda Hinton about her commitment to helping others living with chronic pain. To learn more about Chanda's advocacy, visit the...

Spotlight: Sabrina Cohen

Spotlight: Sabrina Cohen

A2A feature on Sabrina Cohen as heard on KCBS Radio:   A2A Founder Jeff Bell talks with Sabrina Cohen about her journey from paralysis to advocacy. The following links provide more information about Sabrina's advocacy: Sabrina Cohen Foundation Sabrina on...