Spinal Cord Injury Challenge Adventure

It is not uncommon for people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) to feel that the challenging activities they engaged in prior to injury, such as skiing, scuba diving and sky-diving, are now beyond their limit. However, Mount Sinai’s Life Challenge can teach them that this isn’t the case.

In high-level adventure trips, participants with SCI, along with family members and friends, face obstacles together. Through problem solving and teamwork comes a realization: “If I can do this, I can do anything”.

Since its inception in 2003, 36 Life Challenge Trips have taken place, involving 246 people with SCI. Life Challenge has received generous support from the Ethan Ruby Foundation, the New York Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, helping to off-set the costs for participants. The program is coordinated by Jim Cesario, MA.


Contact Us

Inpatient Admissions
212-241-5417
Outpatient Therapy
(Uptown) Center for Advanced Medicine: 212-241-4477
Outpatient Medical Clinics 
212-824-7633
Physicians - Rehabilitation Medicine: 212-241-6335
Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine: 212-241-6321

Facility Locations

Inpatient Services: 
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center
1450 Madison Avenue at 100th Street
New York NY 10029

Outpatient Services at Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice:
5 East 98th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10029

Center for Advanced Medicine
5-17 East 102nd Street
New York, NY 10029