MS Mondays: Week of July 30

Starting today, UroMed’s spinal cord injury support group, LASCI, is starting a month long travel series called “Get Out and Enjoy Life“. The series, a joint effort with Sports N Spokes magazine, will showcase fun, accessible destinations all over the country.  They are also handing out daily prizes along with a grand prize, an Invacare Top End Force 2 handcycle! For more information about the series and the prizes, head over to the LASCI Facebook page.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: ” I don’t have a spinal cord injury, I have MS!”  Well, you don’t have to have a spinal cord injury to join LASCI or enter the contest. But because this is MS Monday, I want to do something special for you all.  I did all the research for the Get Out and Enjoy Life destinations, so I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of some of the places we will be featuring!

 

1. Freedom’s Wings (Pennsylvania)

Ever want to learn how to fly? If you are in Pennsylvania, here’s your opportunity! Freedom’s Wings gives those with disabilities the chance to fly in a specially adapted sailplane. For more information, call, click or email them today!

Website: http://freedomswings.org/
Phone: (800) 382-1197
Email: rrfucci@earthlink.net

 

2. Sail to Prevail (Rhode Island)

“Operating in several states, Sail To Prevail teaches over 1,500 people with disability the skills of sailing in our fleet of specially adapted sailboats each year. The Sail To Prevail fleet includes five 20-foot “Freedom” sailboats, 23-foot “Sonars,” a “Martin 16,” and most unique, “EASTERNER” a 66-foot, handicap-accessible, America’s Cup racing boat – the only one of its kind. Our programs strongly encourage disabled individuals to be active participants, steering the boat as well as opportunities to grind winches and trim sails. The measurable outcomes demonstrate self-confidence, leadership and teamwork. First time and experienced sailors are welcome at Sail To Prevail. Our program is available to all people with disabilities and has programs designed to meet specific needs.”

Website: www.sailtoprevail.org
Phone: 401-849-8898
Facebook: 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sail-To-Prevail-The-National-Disabled-Sailing-Program/187998341211044

 

3. iFly Seattle

Want to experience skydiving without the fear of hurtling 150mph towards the ground?? Me too! Now here’s your chance! iFly Seattle allows you to experience the thrill of skydiving thanks to a vertical wind tunnel. If you’re not in Seattle, iFly has locations in Orlando, San Francisco, Utah, and Hollywood (CA). They also have locations in Dubai and Singapore too!

Website: www.iflyseattle.com 
Phone: (206) 244-iFLY
Email: nfo@iFLYseattle.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FLYseattle

 

 4. U.S.S Midway Museum (California) 

This is an experience of a lifetime! Experience life at sea on one of America’s longest serving aircraft carriers. Visitors will walk (or roll) in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who have served our country. Accessibility is always a priority here. There are complimentary wheelchair rentals as well as elevator access onto the ship and inside the ship.

Website: http://www.midway.org/wheelchair 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ussmidwaymuseum 
Phone: 619-544-9600

 

 

5. Meramec Caverns (Missouri)

“Beneath the fertile rolling hills of the Meramec Valley, lies a complex of mineral formations and color as rare and unique as they are beautiful. These jewels of nature which took thousands of years to grow, are preserved in the spectacular sights of Meramec Caverns.

Guided tours by trained rangers are conducted along well-lighted walkways. All cavern facilities are accessible to the disabled. Learn how an ancient limestone “Wine Table” and an entire 7-story mansion were built… all underground. On tour you will see both the rarest and largest cave formations in the world.

Meramec Caverns is wheelchair accessible. Of the 80 minute tour, the first 50 minutes covers flat terrain with the last 30 minutes containing one flight of stairs. Stairs can easily be by-passed through use of a nearby ramp, but requires the assistance of a physically fit person.”

Website: www.americascave.com
Email:  info@americascave.com
Phone: 573-468-CAVE (2283)

 

For the rest of our list of accessible travel spots, be sure to follow the LASCI page on Facebook. We will feature a new state every day. 

Here’s today’s MS Monday Motivation!

 

 

About the Author: Lindsey Beacham, from Atlanta, serves as Marketing Coordinator for UroMed. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Criminology and from Georgia State University with a B.B.A in Marketing. When she’s not busy with marketing or studying for additional degrees, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

 

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