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Rugby Jones strikes again

If you are a regular here, you've already met Rugby Jones. He's a dog who was paralyzed and had the will and courage to overcome his situation.

He is now famous in storybook and plush toy. We recently became Twitter friends with Rugby and are helping each other spread his message of hope, courage, and love to young and old alike.

We got this note from Rugby's mistress, Claudia just before the holidays. I wanted to share. It's the smile you have been hoping for today:

We sent a twitter message and I wanted to let you know also. 

We have been so emotional over some of the reactions that we have received from those who ordered
The "Tail" of Rugby Jones: A Rascal's Journey from Disability to Ability and the stuffed dogs. A couple are here if you are interested and have a second:

My niece Dalila received her Rugby Jones on Monday and she absolutely loves it! Her father who has an SCI is currently in the hospital recovering from an infection-- so it arrived at just the right time and is lifting her spirits. Thank you so much!I think her mom knows about the RJ site. My sister learned about RJ from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Thanks again.


Thank you Rugby Jones. My son was born with a disease that left him paralyzed from the waist down. He has began notice that he is different from´╗┐ the other kids and has had a tough time dealing with this. After showing him this video he has began to feel better about himself and his disabilty.



My girls and I just loved the book about you. I read it out loud to them, & cried when you got hurt. I'm a softie. Julia (younger one) is drawing pictures of you. She keeps asking me how to spell your name.



Nice, right? Go out and spread the smiles today.

Don't forget, our Paralysis Resource Center and our Information Specialists can answer your questions about paralysis and SCI.


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Published Tuesday, January 05, 2010 7:03 AM by gerthro
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About gerthro

I lived all my life in and around the Philadelphia area. Went to Temple University, taught television production at Plymouth Whitemarsh high school. In the meantime, I've had lots of jobs in television and multimedia. I left my position as the managing editor of to come to the Reeve Foundation as the manager of online communications in 2007.
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