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SSDI and International Volunteer Day

Volunteers are often the life source of communities. December 5th marks International Volunteer Day, a chance to celebrate the efforts and selflessness of those who work, without pay, for the betterment of organizations and movements worldwide.

Many individuals who cannot work due to illness or injury are still interested in donating their time and energy to a cause they believe in. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), volunteering supports the career development of […]

By |December 5th, 2018|Featured, Inspiration|

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World AIDS Day: A Glimmer of Hope with SSDI

December 1st marks World AIDS Day for the 30th year. Since its inception in 1988, millions of people have united across the globe to spread awareness of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), fight against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which is the virus that causes AIDS, and honor those who’ve lost […]

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Inspiration|

Family’s Grief Brings Mental Health Issues Out of the Shadows

For Marcie McSwane, mental health awareness has a deeply personal meaning.

She lost her brother, Patrick, to suicide in the summer of 2012 after his nine-year battle with schizophrenia. Since then, McSwane’s close-knit family has been adamant about helping others who struggle with mental health issues, as well as their […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Inspiration|

Everyone Wins with #IAmInvisibleNoMore Contest

The Invisible Disabilities Association and Allsup encouraged individuals to share their invisible disabilities stories during a video contest in March. We are profiling the people featured in the top vote-getting videos in the blog series, #IAmInvisibleNoMore. The top five vote getters were awarded gift cards […]

By |July 9th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, Support|

Share, Inspire and Win with Your Rare Disease Story

There are 30 million rare disease stories in the U.S. Do you have one? Share it in the #IAmInvisibleNoMore video contest to raise awareness and you could win $500.

February 28 is Rare Disease Day®.  According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, 1 in 20 people will […]

By |February 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Inspiration, Support|

Post Hurricanes―United Spinal Association Helps with Housing, Mobility Equipment and Daily Needs

As a national nonprofit serving people with spinal cord injuries and disorders for over 70 years, United Spinal Association gets its share of disheartening stories from wheelchair users who reach out to us for support. This past year, however, our organization’s resources were stretched to capacity with three destructive […]

By |January 26th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration|
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