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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Epic father-daughter dance, paralyzed dad dances for first time in 17 years!

This quadriplegic dad gave up dancing after he was paralyzed in a car accident. When his daughter got married, he got onto the dance floor for the first time in almost 17 years.

Parents recall their son’s C-spine injury 14 years later

When the board hit the severely sloping sand, deSatnick was toss head first into the hard, wet sand. His neck hurt, he knew that much, but he was still able to function. He walked around for about a day and a half before his father noticed his was holding his arms away from his body. When asked what was wrong, Chad told his father his arms were tingling.

Neurotechnology Provides Near-Natural Sense of Touch

A 28-year-old who has been paralyzed for more than a decade as a result of a spinal cord injury has become the first person to be able to “feel” physical sensations through a prosthetic hand directly connected to his brain, and even identify which mechanical finger is being gently touched.

Long Beach VA opens facility to house vets with spinal cord injuries

Veterans Administration Long Beach held its grand opening for a Long Term Care Unit designed for veterans that have sustained a spinal cord injury or disorder and are not able to live independently or with family.

Life of “WHEELCHAIR BOUND” and “CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR”

Bond, ropes, captivity, the impossibility of movement and similar association are exactly what most people think when they hear the words “confined to” and “bound”. It is not wrong. Does then it make any sense to say that someone is “confined to a wheelchair” or “wheelchair bound”? No,it is absolutely pointless!

First Female Quadriplegic to Summit Africa’s Highest Peak

21-year-old South African ‘ability activist’ Chaeli Mycroft has become the first female quadriplegic to reach the top of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Chaeli and her team—the Chaeli Kili Climbers—reached the summit early Thursday morning after five days of gruelling ascent in a specialised wheelchair.

Nonprofit Makes Halloween Costumes for Kids in Wheelchairs

Magic Wheelchair designs and builds epic costumes that incorporate the child's wheelchair and theme of choice. Ryan Weimer has been making elaborate Halloween costumes for his own kids since 2008.

Man does not let spinal cord injury stop him from living life

iviera Beach Police officers are honoring the department’s newest disabled employee. At the young age of 16, Sean Garrick was in a bad car crash that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Unsure if he’d ever walk again, Garrick’s recovery continues to this day almost 13 years later.

SCI-U | Healthy living starts here

SCI-U is a series of 10 multimedia courses about learning to live with spinal cord injury. The courses have been designed to give you the information you need to live a healthy, active life. They were developed by people who live with SCI, in collaboration with researchers and clinicians.