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Monthly Archives: May 2009

Spinal injury victims show perseverance for life

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) Hundreds of victims of spinal injuries demonstrated their enormous perseverance and shared their stories of overcoming adversity at a charity carnival Saturday. The event, titled "Navigating Life -- Wheelchair Experience and...

The Games Come to Scotland This Summer

The FES Sport Day will bring competitors and visitors from across the world to Scotland to compete in various FES Sport events and to experience the latest research and development into FES technology. FES...

Chair challenge helps people in wheelchairs

Rick Hansen event funds work in Stouffville No one can fully comprehend what it's like to live life with a spinal cord injury or be confined to a wheelchair. Which is why Whitchurch-Stouffville is again playing...

A life – in motion [video]

Looking for a high spot to watch a flotilla of tall ships in the dimming light, they climbed up to the third floor of a condo under construction, and were ready to settle into an unfinished balcony.

A life – in motion

It was the early 1980s, and Robb Dunfield, 19, was ready to celebrate the first night of summer with his friends in Vancouver’s Spanish Banks. Looking for a high spot to watch a flotilla of...

Fundraiser hopes to raise money for those with spinal-cord injuries

Hal Hargrove Jr. had a decision to make, one that would affect him and those around him for the rest of his life. After a devastating car accident in July 2007 that left the 17-year-old...

Event gets the wheels turning

Basketballs bounced, wheels turned and the whistle was blown for yesterday's official kickoff of Barrie's seventh annual Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion event. The annual event, presented by Scotiabank, brings Canadians together to raise money...

BBC journalist Frank Gardner on life in a wheelchair

Frank Gardner, the BBC journalist who has spinal-cord injuries after being shot in Saudia Arabia, swaps tales of life in a wheelchair with our writer, who has the same condition In 2005, my wife Penny...

No Diving into Waters Less Than 10 Feet

The Mayfield Clinic and Spine Institute urges parents, camp counselors and coaches to remind young people that diving into shallow water can result in devastating and irreversible injuries to the spinal cord. A life-changing injury...

Would-be quadriplegic taking first post-accident steps at L.A. Marathon

When Tom Bolewski suffered a serious spinal cord injury 16 months ago, his doctors told him he would live out the rest of his life as a quadriplegic in a nursing home. On Monday, the...