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Wheelchair challenge helps raise awareness

Published: May 26, 2013

6th Annual Chair-Leaders CampaignOTTAWA — Brampton West MP Kyle Seeback was one of more than two dozen federal politicians who participated in the 6th Annual Chair-Leaders Campaign Friday.

The fundraising campaign, organized by Spinal Cord Injury Canada, is held to raise awareness for people living with spinal cord injuries. Every year, Canadians get together to spend the day in a wheelchair and experience the challenges of accessibility. This year, organizers also wanted to celebrate ability.

This year, 26 parliamentarians were challenged to spend the day in a wheelchair.

‘I hope I can walk again’

Published: May 26, 2013

Chris BosharParalyzed man says he chooses to have more good days than bad

NORTH ANDOVER — The past two years has been a tough road for Chris Boshar.

He was paralyzed below his shoulders and confined to a wheelchair when he suffered a spinal cord injury after a diving accident on Lake Winnisquam in New Hampshire on July 2, 2011.

“Everything is a hard part; the loss of independence; the cognitive and physical disability, and the fact that I can’t feel the touch of my loved ones,” he said.

Yet Boshar, who will turn 27 on June 18, refuses to give up and is resolute that he will one day walk again.