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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mother, son hosting fundraiser for spinal cord injury victims

A beach accident prompts a Fort Lauderdale mother and son to create Walking With Anthony, a non-profit that raises money to help spinal cord injury victims. Anthony Purcell’s voice grows strained when he speaks about...

Powered exoskeleton provides more independence to people with severe spinal cord injuries

The dream of regaining the ability to stand up and walk has come closer to reality for people paralyzed below the waist who thought they would never take another step. A team of engineers at...

Young people with spinal injuries face discharge to homes for elderly people

Incurring a spinal injury when you're young is surely difficult enough without having to convalesce in a home for older people Linda Liebenberg did not expect to be in a home for older people at...

East Coast Cripplers ‘are athletes first’

VIRGINIA BEACH - Eric Ingram gives persons with quadriplegia a bad name – and likes it that way. A Stickum-smeared, cheerful menace, Ingram is an East Coast Crippler, looking to stick it to the guy...

Things looking up for wheelchair-bound 10-year-old

"MUMMY, I'm almost as tall as you!" Breanna Medcalfe's first words when she trialled a special wheelchair that allowed her to stand up would bring tears to any mother's eye. Breanna, 10, has always looked up...

Alternative therapy could be the next step for those with spinal cord injuries

Thin stainless-steel needles stand sentry on either side of her spine as she lies on a padded table facing the wall. It's a position the small, feisty thirty-year-old can't get into on her own:...

Disability Network celebrates abilities

Ability Award given to Hope College's Louise Shumaker Holland — Before a spinal cord injury put her in a wheelchair 15 years ago, Jocelyn Dettloff didn't give much thought to what it meant to "live...

Getting Back Up

Scott Fedor, MBA '04, charts a new course after a devastating spinal cord injury. For Scott Fedor, MBA '04, a common entry in an old planner — "pick up dry cleaning" — is a portal...

Renewed hope for Toni Greaves

FORMER national female cricketer Toni Greaves says she never lost hope of walking again after a gunman shot her in the back, leaving her with a spinal cord injury in late 2007. So, when tests...

Virtual sailing program helps disabled

Susan Hendricks reports on a program helping spinal cord injury patients gain strength and self-confidence in sailing.