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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 such as housing, education, employment, transportation, human rights and access...

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 Squamish.

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 Rocky Point Beach in Baltimore County with a girlfriend, working...

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 Marc Martino's wife and 4-year-old Matt's mother, Dana, was paralyzed...

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 roadblock in the form of a scar to prevent further...

$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 – Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today announced that seven projects at...

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 his spinal cord while rappelling during a rock-climb on the...

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 it as a great way to save lives--and he is...

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 calls to authorities, help never arrived for Caixeta. Days later,...