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Monthly Archives: May 2007

Luxemburg Man Feels Connection to Tiffany Pohl

The family of a Kaukauna teen left paralyzed after she was hit by an allegedly drunken driver says the high school senior spoke for the first time since the accident. Tiffany Pohl is being treated...

Wheelchair life is eye opener

TWO girls from Aylesbury High School spent 24 hours in a wheelchair as part of an experiment to raise awareness of what it is like to live with a spinal cord injury.Alys and Megan...

Super wheelchair for Rockport man made possible by community

WEST ROCKPORT — The family of Derek O’Brien reports that a fund-raiser held in April produced enough money to allow them to order a $26,000 super wheelchair for him, a piece of equipment which...

You can’t slow Annie Hayes down

Annie Hayes has returned to the things she's always done, knowing that they'll never be the same. Hayes, a 44-year-old from Pittsfield, has been a regular on Berkshire County's road racing circuit, an annual...

Neurostimulation Comes of Age

Millions of people worldwide live active lives, thanks to implanted pacemakers that deliver electrical impulses to restore normal function to the heart. Now, electrical therapy of another sort — neurostimulation — could improve the...

GH mother learning all over with son

Grand Haven resident Kim Talaga's Mother's Day present won't come with a bow and ribbon this year. The gift arrived almost daily over the last six weeks from unexpected places, in friendly and smiling faces,...

Stockbridge grad overcomes accidents to graduate from UM

It was May 24, 1998, a week before Jaffer Odeh was to graduate from Stockbridge High School. He was driving home from Jackson after working at his parents' restaurant, Steve's Ranch, and fell asleep...

Paralyzed man lashes out at Pacman

DENVER (AP) - Tommy Urbanski fidgets in his electronic wheelchair, trying to find a comfortable position. No luck. The pain just shifts. Urbanski, paralyzed from an inch above his belly button on down, was shot at...

He’s come back from the depths

Ensenada — THE marathon swimmer churned a solitary path through the chilly current, his wave-sculpted shoulders and arms dragging his lifeless legs through the sea off Baja California. Thirty years ago, a car accident severed...

Pancakes with a purpose

XENIA Monday, the Dayton Veterans Wheelchair Sports Team that includes three Greene Countians will benefit from the proceeds when Xenia's Perkins' Restaurant & Bakery hosts a fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The...