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Success at "A Walk to Believe"

Thank you very much to all who sponsored my fourth...

Congratulations to Our CEO, Ron Gold, on his Honorary Doctorate

Ron Gold, who founded LeanOnWe in 2015 after a tragic bicycling accident left him permanently paralyzed, became a Doctor of Humane Letters at Monmouth College's 2019 commencement.

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.

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...

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.

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