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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Spinal-cord injured find hope in basketball

KATHMANDU, July 31: Nepal Army personnel Santa Kumar Shrestha had sustained spinal cord injury nine years ago during a shootout with Maoists insurgents at Phuntebang, Rolpa. Similarly, Himal Aryal was caught in an ambush set...

Paralyzed driver Michael Johnson continues winning races

More good news on 18-year-old paralyzed racer Michael Johnson from Mt. Morris: He keeps winning races and is being featured in the newest issue of Racer Magazine, the premier North American motor sports publication. The...

Decades after ADA became law, disabled people are still fighting for full inclusion

During one especially cold morning in January of last year, a disabled man who uses a wheelchair and ventilator , and his wife were heading for their office in the 100 block of South...

New bionic legs help paraplegics walk again

The robotic exoskeleton eLegs could be a game changer for spinal cord injury rehabilitation Stephanie Sablan was driving home from her grandmother’s house late at night last January, down the scenic Route 101...

Rehab Ideas

All of us do things every day that we simply take for granted — opening and closing a door, walking, talking, picking up objects, playing and just enjoying life. For many individuals with disabilities,...

WheelchairFX

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The Institute of Spinal Cord Injury (ISCI)

The Institute of Spinal Cord Injury (ISCI) was founded at the initiative of the Icelandic O.R. nurse Audur Gudjónsdóttir and is based on a struggle for her SCI injured daughter that took almost 20...

Paralyzed at her bachelorette party, bride to marry Friday

She'll wear the same dress at the ceremony one year after tragic accident RALEIGH, N.C. — A year after she was paralyzed in poolside horseplay at her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman knows one thing...

Queen on wheels seeks next crown

Jenni Taylor, 24, of Minnetonka, is the reigning Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota. A quadriplegic after a car accident, she speaks to kids with a message of not being afraid of people in wheelchairs. Jenni Taylor isn't...

Enzyme and graft combo restores lung function after spinal injury

Until the last few decades, it was generally thought that damage to the spinal cord was permanent, as the nerves within our vertebrae stubbornly resist regrowing severed connections after injuries. But a number of...