Daily Archives: April 27, 2007
Dr Glen House knows the difficulty of re-connecting with the world after a devas-tating injury, of navi-gating life with a Disability.
House is a quadri-plegic; a ski acci-dent at age 20 cost him the use of his legs and limited the dexterity in his hands. As medical director of the Center for Neuro and Trauma Rehabilitation at Penrose Hospital, he helps patients in similar situations piece their lives back together as they strive for some degree of independence.
Now, he’s reaching out to a wider audience: the 44 million American adults with disabilities. He’s cofounder of Disaboom Inc., which is developing a comprehensive online resource dedicated to transforming the way people with disabilities live.
A SALISBURY woman’s battle back from severe spinal injury has inspired the creation of a brand new charity trust.
Sally Mathieson, a former employee of Salisbury-based financial consultants Smith and Williamson, sustained serious injuries to her Cervical cord last year when she fell from a hammock in her garden.
However, the high standard of care she was given by staff at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre at Salisbury District Hospital has inspired her to create the Salisbury Spinal Injuries Trust (SSIT).