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Yearly Archives: 2006

Spinal cord injury prevention tips

Always wear a seat belt. Secure or buckle children into age- and weight-appropriate child safety seats. Do not ride in a car with a driver who is impaired by alcohol or drugs. Always wear a helmet...

Turning pain to gain

BARTLETT -- More than 18 years ago, 20-year-old Dale Spencer of Bartlett tripped and fell by a set of railroad tracks while taking a shortcut to a party at Northern Illinois University. The 40-foot plunge...

Use your mind, keep body safe

Paralyzed former race car driver takes advice about spinal cord injuries to students in South Florida high schools. The high-tech, mechanized wheelchair caught their attention. Students at McArthur High School in Hollywood sat spellbound as...

Connecticut Murderball

Depending on how you read the situation, the Connecticut Jammers are either having a bad year or a great one. The state’s wheelchair rugby team’s one-and-nine record isn’t impressive, but other factors have to be...

Oh, to be young and uninsured: Bad idea

USA TODAY, in partnership with ABC News, is exploring the issues of being young and in debt in a six-week series that began Monday, Nov. 20. We've paired five twentysomethings with members of the...

Near-term goal is to walk again

Last year: The Oregon native was in his sophomore year at Oregon State University, working on a business major (finance management) and playing baseball. He weighed 195 pounds with about 6 percent body fat. This...

Back on her feet

This time last year, Gianna Cotroneo was in a wheelchair, her back in a brace and on the mend after a sledding crash fractured part of her spine. This time last year, doctors had told...

freeSpeech- Annette Ross

Seven years ago, Annette Ross suffered a spinal cord injury while giving birth.

Injured teen, close-knit town meet challenge

HARTSHORNE -- Bobby Graham's recovery from a paralyzing spinal-cord injury last January has been an example of grace and determination. The 15-year-old and a friend, Michael Smallwood, 18, were in a near-fatal car crash only...

Drew’s Life After paralysis

The Donnellans had their annual Christmas party one week ago. They served the same jerk chicken with rice and peas, made by a friend of Fran's from Jamaica. Friends surged through the doors starting at...