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Monthly Archives: April 2013

IF YOU WERE PARALYZED: Two Champion Researchers Fighting on Your Side

Imagine being paralyzed: whatever position you are in right now, you must stay there– until someone comes to move you. As an American, the chances...

Therapy dogs help girl learn to move after spinal cord injury

WASHINGTON — Asheauna Pryor loves dogs. Her pit bull, Dre, may be her favorite, but she lights up when a Chesapeake Bay retriever named...

Kitchen Remodeling For Wheelchairs

Counter height, the width of the kitchen, and sink accessibility all matter when remodeling a kitchen for someone who uses a wheelchair. In her great...

Spinal Injury Cures: Balancing Hope And Expectation

Reports of paralysed animals walking again can give unrealistic hopes to people with spinal injuries. What is more important is that they develop the...

Battling back from the unthinkable

Skiers call them “bluebird days.” They’re the magical days following an overnight snowfall, full of fresh powder, bright sun and friends who are drawn...

The Long Way Home

LAKE CITY - One year ago, Mackenzie Gorden was leading the life of a typical teenager. As a high school junior, she participated in cheerleading...

Guide For Disabled Cruisers

This guide has been put together to offer assistance to those travelling on a cruise with a disability or if travelling with someone with...

Woman competes to be Miss Wheelchair USA

Almost 18 years after a devastating car accident that changed her life, Jaime Smitherman is using her personal tragedy to empower others disabled by...

Paralysed Horse Rider Claire Lomas: I worried I’d never have children

Last year Claire Lomas, who is paralysed from the chest down, was hailed as one of the most inspiring women in Britain when she...

Bronx VA doctor helps paraplegics walk with exoskeletons

Ann Spungen, the principal investigator of the VA’s exoskeletal-assisted walking study, is excited about the ReWalk, a device invented by an Israeli scientist that...