Ron Gold

Aiming Higher Every Year with Eric and Reeve

A big thank you to all of you who contributed to my Walk to Believe. I raised over $21,000 from an incredible 85 different supporters.

Getting One Step CLOSE-R To A Cure For Paralysis

Glenn Close and Ron Gold at A Walk to Believe

Last fall, I got to meet Glenn Close! What a thrill -- I’ve been a big fan from The Big Chill to Damages, but Fatal Attraction scared the crap out of me.

Offering Our Thanks to Those Who Give

Although we shouldn't need a holiday to remind us, this time of year is one of giving and of thanks.

Why Medicaid Cuts Are High on the Government's Pecking Order

Medicaid budget cuts

As part of the Republican initiative to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), large cuts to Medicaid were proposed last Thursday, June 22.

Ron Gold Speaking at TEDx NJIT

Ron Gold at TEDx NJIT

When a head-on bicycling crash with an SUV crushed my spine and left me a paraplegic in 2011, I found very little inspiration from my very broken body.

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...

Should Prolonging Life Always Be the Goal in Health Care?

How to Have a Better Death

Doctors are trained to help people extend life as long as possible, but the question some people are now raising is, “What kind of life are they prolonging?” More questions need to be asked about whether this is really what all people want.

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.”

Giving Thanks Is One Thing...

Operation Homefront

Giving thanks at Thanksgiving is a respected and time-honored tradition, but at LeanOnWe, we not only talk about thanks, we try to show our thanks year 'round with support, volunteering, and philanthropy.

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