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Paralympian creates ‘fashion-able’ clothes

Published: July 19, 2007

Teri Thorson
Teri Thorson
Teri Thorson doesn’t think people in wheelchairs should have to choose between fashion and function.

The former Paralympian wheelchair racer is launching her own line of stylish and comfortable clothing for people in wheelchairs.

“Since I’ve been in a chair, I’ve struggled to find clothing that fits me properly and still looks good,” she said.

Treatment Gets Partially Paralyzed Upright Again

Published: July 19, 2007

lg21(CBS13) Bob Konieczko became partially paralyzed after falling off a roof. For the past three years, he’s been mostly confined to wheel chair but today he’s learning to walk again.

“Regaining the strength in my midsection which is the important part here. So very, very steady slow progress,” said Konieczko.

Spinal cord damage disrupts the travel of messages from the brain to the legs and feet. Doctors are using locomotor therapy to retrain the body, with hopes the repetition will help the spinal cord remember.