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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hands-Free Harmonica

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B-1fzJiGQ4 Hands-Free Harmonica is the only harmonica instruction program specializing in teaching blues harmonica to people who have sustained a high level spinal cord injury. The harmonica is ideal because with the use of a holder...

Chris Kluwe Rolls a Mile in Someone Else’s Wheels

Minnesota Viking Chris Kluwe spends a day in a wheelchair to support our efforts to pass the Jablonski Rodreick SCI TBI Research Bill.

Spinal cord researchers to benefit from $20 M investment from Rick Hansen Foundation

Spinal cord injury research at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health will be accelerated by a 10-year, $20 million contribution from the Rick Hansen Foundation. The International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD),...

On anniversary of accident, paralyzed Severn man hopes for independence

There are moments in time that can forever alter your life. Evan Cronhardt’s life changed its course on April 10, 2008 as he was driving across an intersection near his Severn home. His Jeep...

Mark Pollock’s journey from extreme athlete to spinal-cord injury patient

CAMBRIDGE — Mark Pollock was accustomed to facing challenges most people would never dream of when he suffered a setback three years ago that left him broken in body, if not in spirit. Blind since...

Aiming high: Young accident victim keeps up his studies and his attitude

BUTTE — Who hasn’t done what Calven Goza did? But unlike so many, Goza paid a steep price. On May 3, 2012, Goza, a student at Montana Tech, was socializing with friends. It was the...

50 Ability Marathon Team sending a message with 50 marathons in 50 weeks

Paul Erway recognizes a big challenge, and he’s not one to back down from it. Erway, a paraplegic since a car accident in 1980, is one of three members of the “50 Ability Marathon Team”...

Rewiring a Damaged Spinal Cord

New treatments leverage “neuroplasticity,” the nervous system’s innate ability to repair itself When Christopher Reeve became quadriplegic, there was little hope for patients with spinal cord injury. Now researchers are combining what they know about...

People On Wheels

To improve the quality of life for the growing population of Americans who live and work in wheelchairs by providing a national, state and local information marketplace which supplies support, empowerment opportunities, awareness, advocacy,...

Website founder goes from accident to advocate for people in wheelchairs and their families

FRANKLIN, Indiana — After Nancy Cotterill's husband broke his neck in 2001, she became his primary caregiver. Unsure of what to do or how to proceed, she searched online for information about disability and tips...