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Monthly Archives: July 2010

We All Have Disabilities, You Can Just See Mine!

The fact is none of us know when we may be the victim of a debilitating accident or injury. One moment we could be going through our daily routine as happy as we can...

Spinal Cord Injuries Create Long Term Health Issues

Major accidents usually result in severe injuries sustained by one or more persons. Among these injuries, however, injuries to the spine is the worst to be suffered by those involved in the accident. Usually,...

Quadriplegic, and empowered

I didn't die that day. Many were told and thought I would, but many more believed I wouldn't. Twenty years ago today circumstances collided: a summer northeaster, rain, fog, a branch, a slippery road ......

ADA Anniversary: After 20 years roadblocks still remain

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - Tuesday, Angie Plager, president of the Iowa Spinal Cord Injury Association demonstrated "FuelCall," a device that alerts HyVee gas station attendants when a disabled driver pulls up to the...

Stunt goes wrong

Former Jesse White tumbler sues group after paralyzing injury Jarvis Williams dashed forward in the red-and-white uniform familiar to anyone who's seen the Jesse White tumblers defy gravity. Going last in a line of acrobats...

Reeve Foundation Commemorates ADA with Wheelchair World Record

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation attempts largest moving wheelchair line marking the 20th year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To commemorate the 1990 enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the...

Skydive raises cash for spinal cord research

BEING left paralysed after falling 13ft from a window is not stopping brave Allyson Capron from taking on a skydive to raise money for charity. The 29-year-old had been sitting on a windowsill at a...

Robotic legs get wheelchair users walking

A new pair of robotic legs out of New Zealand lets wheelchair users do the improbable--stand, walk, and even go up and down stairs. Users transfer themselves from their chair into the Robotic Exoskeleton (Rex)...

Rex, the Robotic Exoskeleton

See Hayden Allen using Rex, the Robotic Exoskeleton, a world first product developed by Rex Bionics.

Spinal cord injury victim an “eternal giver”

Jeff Scott sounds fairly upbeat calling from his room at the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver last Saturday. He just spent the day out at Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium, in a...