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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Healthy Eating for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

19-year-old Dominique Harris is a C5-C6 quadriplegic and former patient at National Rehabilitation Hospital.

Can spinal cord injury patients with bed sores develop autonomic dysreflexia?

Autonomic Dysreflexia (or hyperreflexia) is a dangerous condition that can occur with bed sore patients or patients with spinal cord injuries above the middle of the chest (usually above T-5). Autonomic dysreflexia occurs when...

Paralyzed soccer girl returns to school doing wheelies

Five weeks after collapsing on a soccer field with an injury that paralyzed her lower body, Mackenzie Saunders returned to school this week. Her fellow sixth-graders at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School in Ahwatukee saw...

Helping Out in Haiti

Over the last couple of weeks, the Reeve Foundation has focused on supporting relief efforts that are directed at the people of Haiti with existing and newly acquired disabilities.

Winter Sports for People with Paralysis

Disabled competitive athletes will take the stage and compete in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, wheelchair curling, ice sledge hockey, and a biathlon (a combination of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting).

Man In Motion to carry Olympic Torch in Richmond

Man In Motion Rick Hansen has been named as the community torchbearer when the Olympic Torch Relay completes its Richmond leg on Tuesday, February 9, 2010. "Rick is both an international hero and a...

Conquer the Grand Canyon!

The Grand Canyon speaks for itself. I have not been, but you better believe I'm going as soon as I get this whole, "Can we go see Mickey Mouse's Club House" thing out of...

Wheelchair mobility at the tip of the tongue

The first clinical trials of the Tongue Drive system, as it is called, tested the ability of individuals with high-level spinal cord injuries to navigate the wheelchair using only tongue movements.

Camper manufacturer powers chairs with gasoline engine for use outdoors

Necedah firm off to the races with wheelchair idea Necedah - A Wisconsin camper manufacturer, inspired by an employee who uses a wheelchair to get around, has developed a motorized wheelchair that soon could be...

Keith Shirk: Seizing the future by overcoming the past

Keith Shirk is animated when he talks. His face is expressive. He gestures frequently with his hands. He's come light-years since the June 2001 accident that that paralyzed him from the chest down. "At first, in...