Emotions were powerful as David Mzee of Switzerland, who has been paralyzed for years due to spinal cord injury, walked across a start line in Zug at today’s global Wings for Life World Run. And the excitement stayed high until, hours later, Ivan Motorin of Russia and his compatriot Nina Zarina claimed the men’s and women’s Global Championships with 64.37 km and 53.72 km respectively. Mzee’s milestone moment was the top highlight of the sixth annual charity event where participants of all levels raise funds to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Running simultaneously, more than 120,000 registered runners and wheelchair participants covered 1,103,276 km in 323 locations across 72 countries.
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For many individuals with spinal cord injury, restoring autonomic functions – such as blood pressure control, bowel, bladder and sexual function – is of a higher priority than walking again.
Paralysis (loss of muscle function) is the most visible consequence of a spinal cord injury. Historically, there have been few significant advances in the treatment of such paralysis in individuals with long-term injuries.
A new University of Calgary study looks to understand the relationship between those who survive spinal injuries and the people who care for them.
The University of Calgary is conducting a new study that takes a closer look at the relationship between spinal cord injury (SCI) survivors and their caregivers.
The study is financed by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta are collecting data.
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), the first quadriplegic elected to Congress, presided over the U.S. House of Representatives Jan. 3, during the opening day of the 116th Congress.
As Speaker pro tempore, Langevin managed debate on the first day of the new Democratic majority as the House prepared to vote to end the Trump shutdown.
Langevin, co-chair of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, made history in 2010 when he became the first quadriplegic to act as Speaker pro tempore.
Antonio Davis said his life was headed in the wrong direction when he was shot at close range and nearly killed 24 years ago. What he didn’t know was that his life was about to take an extraordinary turn with purpose. Though paralyzed from the chest down, he became an accomplished painter.
“I’m just creating. I’m just freeing my mind and what comes out is my true emotions,” Davis told CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan. “It’s a passion. It’s an obsession. I love it that much. And I hope it shows in the work.”
People with spinal cord injures at or above T6 may be at risk for a condition called autonomic dysreflexia that can result in a dangerous spike in blood pressure.
A quadriplegic man delighted a stadium of thousands last weekend by playing The National Anthem on a musical device that he created to overcome his disability.
Anna Hopson’s PowerPoint presentation and interactive online lesson about spinal cord injury. Anna covers everything related to spinal cord injuries in this 35 minute Microsoft Office Mix Presentation.
A Coldplay fan crowd-surfed over to the stage in his wheelchair and was then invited on to perform with the band. Amazing.