Thursday, April 22, 2021

Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sam Schmidt hopes foundation leaves ultimate legacy

When Sam Schmidt began to prepare his remarks for his Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, he struggled. The race car driver and owner knows it’s his accomplishments on the track...

What is a spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury means that the spinal cord of a person is damaged and the person cannot do things that they otherwise would have been able to do such as walking (mobility) or...

Quadriplegic Argentine finds adrenaline rush with racing drone

https://youtu.be/FINbdXiHEmg Agustín Zanoli loved the rush of riding motorcycles and ATVs, but after an accident left him paralyzed, he was unable to participate in some of his favorite activities. Now the 22-year-old Argentine has found...

From father to quadriplegic: How rehab gave me my life back

AFTER the accident the first thing I wanted to do was tell everybody I was going to walk again. Just days after Christmas in 2014, I fell off the balcony of my Sydney northern beaches...

Apple Accessibility — Designed for everyone

Designed for Todd S. https://youtu.be/4PoE9tHg_P0 Todd is the CEO of a technology consulting company and a prominent member of the quadriplegic community. With Siri, Switch Control, and the Home app, he can open his front door,...

A ‘freak’ accident sidelines lifelong athlete with severe spinal cord injury

Some people have natural athletic abilities, and Quebec-born Erin Saari, is one of them. “I’ve been playing sports my entire life. I grew up playing soccer, played basketball, volleyball. Any sport really, you name it,...

Schmidt, Andretti trade barbs on eve of semi-autonomous car showdown

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana -- They stared each other down with seemingly serious intentions, two racers sounding like boxers as they engaged in playful trash talk and measured each other. “Just take it easy on me,” said...

The key numbers from a record-breaking Wings for Life World Run

The fourth Wings for Life World Run was another record-breaking edition – with 155,288 registered participants raising a huge 6.8 million euros for spinal cord research. The global movement saw 27 course records...

United Spinal’s “Roll on Capitol Hill” to Advocate for Policies that Strengthen Health and...

Richard Bagby of Richmond, Virginia to Represent Disability Community NEW YORK, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill, June 11-14 in Washington, D.C., will host Richard Bagby, former collegiate...

Stunning photographs show an abseiling instructor mother plunging off a cliff in her wheelchair...

The incredible moment a former abseiling instructor who lost the use of her legs in 2013 after a 'simple operation on a bulging disc' was able to dangle off the side of a cliff...