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Working to Capture My Dad’s Unceasing Spirit

Ron's Family Photo

My dad died three years ago today at the age of 89 and this anniversary has me re-thinking a lot about what he might have wanted me to embrace.

Now That I’ve Learned to Live with Paralysis, It’s Time to Fundraise for a Cure

A Walk to Believe

When I was recuperating 5 years ago after a negligent, drowsy driver hit my bicycle head on and left me with a crushed spine, the staff at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ, tried to teach us not to focus on a cure...

My Bicycle Was Spokeless and I Was Speechless

Ron's bike

We’ve never been great about cleaning out the garage, but we were tackling it early last month when my wife, exasperated again, asked what I wanted to do with the scrappy black garbage bag filled with “my accident stuff.”

Showering is My New Water Sport

I’ve always loved water sports -- swimming, kayaking, water skiing, scuba diving -- but the only water I’m sporting in these days is the shower.

Reuniting with the Trauma Surgeon Who Saved My Life -- Twice

It has been more than 3 years since I’ve seen the trauma surgeon who saved my life -- not once, but twice. In the first few months following the bicycling accident that left me a paraplegic, she was the thread that held it all together.

Even in a Wheelchair, Everyone Wants to Know What Sport I Play

ron at home

From the moment I arrived at the rehab hospital to learn how to live with paralysis, people were asking me what sort of adaptive sport I’d get involved in. Though it seemed like a given to everyone else, for me it was anything but.

Four Years Later, I No Longer Feel There is No Future

This Thanksgiving weekend marked the 4th anniversary of my near-death accident when an out-of-control SUV with a sleeping driver barreled into my bicycle.

Why We Started LeanOnWe

People always want to know how we came up with the idea of LeanOnWe. Well, to make a bad pun, it was something that I literally fell into after being hit head-on while bicycling one autumn day in 2011.

Thinking About Dad

This Father’s Day will be the second without my father following his passing last May. Like most children who have lost a parent, I think of him frequently.

Video: Founder Ron Gold Walks For The First Time in 3 Years

Ron Gold, founder and CEO of LeanOnWe, a paraplegic after an out-of-control SUV rammed into his bicycle three years ago, stunned the crowd at our company’s launch party when he walked for the first time since his accident.

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