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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Quadriplegic Surfer, Barney Miller, Rides Waves Without Use Of His Legs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-h4gSeXb5s For Australian surfer, Barney Miller, his everyday life includes the typical getting dressed, drinking a smoothie, kissing his significant other, and surfing — without the use of his legs and limited use of his...

Janine Shepherd overcame a horrific spinal cord injury – now she wants to help...

JANINE Shepherd should have died 28 years ago. Her body was broken and paralysed from the waist down. Doctors told her parents to prepare for the worst. Even when she rolled out of hospital in...

Long Beach vocational assistance program helps veterans with spinal injuries find jobs

LONG BEACH >> Knowing that college was not what he wanted to do in his 20s, Mike Metal joined the Navy and trained to fight pirates in the dangerous waters off the east coast...

Paralyzed Pepperell man has inspirational story

PEPPERELL -- Brian Beek is not a competitive person. Never has been, he says. Not even back when he was able-bodied. However, the 46-year-old father of two has tackled considerable physical challenges since being paralyzed...

Project Walk and Wings for Life World Run Partner to Help Find a Cure...

May 4th is unlike any other day. It's a day where people can come together all over the world, at the very same time to help bring awareness and funds to support spinal cord...

March 6, 1987: Rick Hansen wheels into city hearts

EDMONTON - Rick Hansen’s gruelling worldwide odyssey for spinal-cord research rolled into Edmonton to the cheers of hundreds of flag-waving children and adults. He rolled his wheelchair past more than 500 people who gathered to...

Spinal Cord Stimulators Work Best When Implanted Early

Success rates for spinal cord stimulators are much higher in patients who wait less than two years for an implant after the onset of chronic pain, according to a new study presented at the...

Documentary chronicles the passion and perseverance of Nick and Marc Buoniconti

A Miami International Film Festival documentary details the unbreakable bond between NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti and his son, Marc, as they search for a cure for spinal cord injuries. A horrific injury...

Helping paralyzed soldiers take their first steps

They put their lives on the line for the good of our country every day- American troops aren’t just patriotic heroes, they are survivors. 29 year-old Sgt. Dan Rose from Wisconsin is one of those...

Science sees future beyond Paralympics

PARIS - Imagine a future with no sporting events for paralysed people. A future in which there is no need, as all the would-be competitors will have been cured. This scenario, laughable just a few...