Wheelchair 10K Winners

By Angela Smith, Kessler Foundation Wheelchair 10k race director

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Photo collage of racers at wheelchair 10K

On a picture-perfect Memorial Day, 23 national and international wheelchair racers gathered in Ridgewood, NJ to compete in the 19th Annual Kessler Foundation Wheelchair 10K—the wheelchair division of the Fred d’Elia


Returning to Work after Spinal Cord Injury

Megan Helsel had a passion for the outdoors and dreamt of working with wildlife. After earning an associate’s degree in natural sciences from Bergen Community College in 2010, she completed a bachelor’s degree in biology from Montclair State University. Megan excelled during her undergraduate studies, winning a competitive scholarship from the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals. With a love for ornithology (the study of birds), she volunteered with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society. There, Megan participated in educational programs, led nature walks, and participated in conservation campaigns.