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Monthly Archives: August 2006

Prince Edward Island Council of the Disabled

The PEI Council of the Disabled was formed in 1974 by concerned people with disabilities. Its original mandate was to speak out on issues...

Vertical Challenge – A Quadriplegics Rock Climbing Odyssey

Vertical Challenge is the story of quadriplegic rock climber Brad Zdanivsky, the first quad climber to reach the summit of the Stawamus Chief in...

Disabled safaris & wheelchair adventures

African safaris for disabled people and worldwide wheelchair accessible adventure travel.

Heat a danger for disabled

Those paralyzed can't detect effects of high temperatures Not quite a year after a surfing accident left him a quadriplegic, Robert "Buzz" Chmielewski was at...

Family Rallies For Cancer Survivor Paralyzed In Crash

Family and friends of a cancer survivor who was paralyzed in a car accident are coming together to help. NewsCenter 5's Jim Boyd reported that...

Spinal cord bridge bypasses injury to restore mobility

Cleveland -- The body's spinal cord is like a super highway of nerves. When an injury occurs, the body's policing defenses put up a...

$5 million in new state stem cell research funding

Gov. Blagojevich announces recipients of $5 million in new state stem cell research funding Funds awarded to seven state university stem cell research projects CHICAGO –...

Wheelchairs traded for wakeboards

People with disabilities trying a sport that was just about impossible a few years ago STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) — Two years ago, Vijay Viswanathan severed...

Anti-Ban Billionaires

Billionaire cash has kept embryonic stem-cell research alive--just barely. Anti-abortion crusaders see research on embryonic stem cells as something akin to murder. Eli Broad sees...

Disabled People ‘Left Behind’ in Emergency Planning

During Hurricane Katrina, Benilda Caixeta, a New Orleans resident with Quadriplegia, tried for two days to seek refuge at the Superdome. Despite repeated phone...