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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Paralyzed Windsor bride-to-be determined to walk down the aisle

WINDSRO, Ont. -- Jennifer Darmon rests her hands on her fiancé’s shoulders, looks into his eyes and takes a step. Jack Johnson’s Better Together is playing in the background. “It’s not always easy,” the song...

Sexuality of the disabled often overlooked

While few caregivers would think twice about assisting a person with disabilities in the bathroom, many feel squeamish about advising or assisting that same person in the bedroom. The sexuality of people with disabilities, many...

Severely injured Miami gymnast walks out of hospital after treatment

A UM/Jackson neurosurgeon uses hypothermic treatment on 20-year-old gymnast with a spinal cord injury MIAMI-DADE — A double flip gone wrong last week sent a 20-year-old Miami state champion gymnast to Jackson Memorial Hospital....

Fetal Surgery Takes a Huge Step Forward in Treating Children with Spina Bifida

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Is One of Three Centers in Newly Released Landmark Study Performing delicate surgery in the womb, months before birth, can substantially improve outcomes for children with a common, disabling...

Girls build their futures in wheelchair sports program

DOWNEY – The happy memories of a wonderful Christmas changed in an instant when four-year-old Katarina Milatovich and her family were involved in a horrific car accident on their way home from their holiday...

Quadriplegic visitor sues Disney after stuck on ride

A quadriplegic Disneyland visitor is suing the parent company for failing to evacuate him from the broken "it's a small world" ride, the lawsuit says, prompting dangerously high blood pressure. Jose Martinez of San Pedro...

Researchers pioneer clinical trial of embryonic stem cells

For the first time, researchers are using embryonic stem cells in a clinical trial to treat patients with spinal cord injuries. The trial strives to test whether these cells can be safely used to...

Small change makes a big difference

While eyeglasses can be an inconvenience, they can be limiting for people like Dan Larsen, who has been paralyzed for 11 years. Vanity, expense and convenience drive people to laser vision correction surgery. Necessity is...

Lowe doesn’t let paralysis stop him

On Mother’s Day 2005, 24-year-old Joey Lowe of Boise, Idaho was in Iraq, buttoned up in a tank. Lowe, a U.S. Marine corporal, was the gunner on the crew of an M1-A1 Abrams in...

Does she have a disability or just an injured leg?

Cast for broken bone gets paralyzed woman different treatment I remember seeing a movie years ago about a girl who is paralyzed but pretends to have a broken leg while on a skiing vacation so...