COLCHESTER, Vt. — There’s a patient wing at Fanny Allen in Colchester that’s filled with a whole lot of love. “I’ve gotten cards from all over the place (like) New Mexico, Colorado, Florida, California, Washington state, Oregon, all of New England,” said Sara Conchieri.
Jen Goodwin did everything she was supposed to do — she graduated from college, bought her first house and accepted her dream job in Little Rock. Then in 2008 she decided to spend a June day on Lake Hamilton with her neighbor. The two were boating around the lake, looking at the lights bouncing off… Continue Reading »
Robinette Tilley is the boss. The fact that she rides a wheelchair now instead of a motorcycle hasn’t changed that. Tilley was in her customary spot, sitting behind her husband, Don, on his Harley-Davidson when the motorcycle crashed on Aug. 29, 2014 near Mile Post 394 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Buncombe County. Don,… Continue Reading »
Laura Dominguez-Tauer is a living, breathing example of what it takes to overcome adversity. An oil spill on a San Antonio freeway is blamed for the car crash that sent Laura and her brother directly into a retaining wall in 2001. As she lay tangled in the middle of the car, she heard a paramedic… Continue Reading »
Activity-based training has resulted in unexpected benefits for individuals with severe spinal cord injury. Researchers in the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville have discovered that the training, designed to help individuals with SCI improve motor function, also leads to improved bladder and bowel function and increased sexual desire. Research participants… Continue Reading »