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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Quadriplegic Surfer Barney Miller Rides Waves to Recovery

https://youtu.be/7mIi87125ic New film 'You and Me' documents Barney's journey from wheelchair to surfboard and his friendship with Mick Fanning As a schoolboy, David ‘Barney’ Miller kept a journal where he wrote down his goals and aspirations...

Tongue-controlled computer mouse earns Ontario teen a science prize

Device is like having a 'mouse inside your mouth,' says Emma Mogus An Ontario teen has won a $2,000 science prize for creating and building a computer mouse that is controlled by the tongue. Emma Mogus,...

‘Can’t’ doesn’t exist for incredible boy who suffers from spinal cord injury

WATCH: Twelve-year-old Tai Young defies the odds and breaks down barriers. Susan Hay has the story in the latest Making a Difference. MARKHAM – This is a story about an incredible boy named Tai Young....

INSPIRE Laboratory

Our lab mission is to INSPIRE (integrate sensorimotor plasticity and interventions to promote recovery) persons with neurologic injury to regain function. We are an interdisciplinary team of engineers, physiologists, neuroscientists, and clinicians that share a...

Paralysed Irishman’s inspiring invention will help others living with spinal cord injuries

A MEDICAL engineer from Gloucestershire who was paralysed as a teenager is hoping his pioneering invention will help improve the quality of life for thousands of others like him. Sean Doherty was just 18 when...

Quadriplegic remembered as avid deer hunter, outdoorsman

David Pollie's favorite place in the world was in the woods, and being a quadriplegic since the age of 15 did not stop him from hunting whitetail deer. The Grand Rapids man who overcame incredible...

Mower Attachment for disabled people in wheelchairs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcyj0XgLm08 A man's friend wanted to be able to mow the yard after his legs have lost function from M.S. so he built him this. It is a "dock" for his mower that connects and...

Wheel Love

Lessons in life, love and wheelies. Real life stories from two normal (...ok, somewhat normal) girls living extraordinary lives with men who don't let their wheelchairs define them. Wheel Love is a place where people can...

Craig Hospital: Redefining Scuba Diving

Reflecting on my week long dive trip to Cozumel Mexico, the one thing that sticks out most in my head is the beauty of breathing underwater out of my wheelchair away from the throngs of living a life as a quadriplegic.