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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of Joni’s Diving Accident

Recently I was at my desk writing to Tommy, a 17-year-old boy who just broke his neck body surfing off the Jersey shore. He’s now a quadriplegic. He will live the rest of his life in...

App helps drivers in wheelchairs get help at the gas pump

Langley's Zosia Ettenberg says refuelling in wheelchair impossible without assistance The simple act of filling a gas tank can be an insurmountable challenge for people who use a wheelchair. That was the experience of Langley...

C5 Quad Spinal Cord Injury Driving Van DSI, Scott Driving System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmShNvBroiQ Jose Hernandez sustained a C-5 spinal cord injury 22 years ago and this is him driving his modify van. It's been modified with the Scott Driving System/DSI system. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkdfGKvq8O8KvTTrZ3XdomA https://www.drivingsystems.com/scott-driving-system/ Jose Hernandez would like to give...

Q Therapeutics Approved to Start Trial of Cell Therapy Aiming to Restore Myelin

A cell therapy intended to boost myelin regeneration — Q-Cells by Q Therapeutics — has received a green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to proceed with a clinical trial in patients with transverse myelitis (TM), a...

Hard-knock life? Performance of “Annie” by cast with disabilities adds heft, power to classic...

The Colorado-based Phamaly Theatre Company has burnished its artistic reputation by selecting shows that resonate — intellectually and emotionally — with the many facets of disability. Cast entirely with performers who live with disabilities,...

Drug aims to help treat spinal cord injuries

Researchers at ReNetX Bio are hoping a new name, the potential for a new influx of cash on the horizon and a new chief executive officer are the winning combination needed to bring its...

8-year-old boy raises money to buy his bestie a new wheelchair

When Paul Burnett first met Kamden Houshan in kindergarten, the two boys quickly became friends. They bonded over playing superheroes and creating goofy videos. While others often focus on Kamden’s wheelchair and disability, Paul...

New wheelchair provides opportunities for quadriplegic hunter

The nonprofit Independence Fund gave Nels Hadden an all-terrain wheelchair Tuesday. Nels Hadden may not be able to move his arms or legs, but he can still take down a deer with a crossbow. There’s no...

Iowa Boy’s Inspirational Showing Draws A Standing Ovation At The National Junior Angus Show

Alec Gotto was just a few weeks old when he was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a syndrome that causes spine inflamation and makes movement of the legs and arms extremely difficult. The young boy from...

About Spinal Cord Injury

Anna Hopson's PowerPoint presentation and interactive online lesson about spinal cord injury. Anna covers everything related to spinal cord injuries in this 35 minute Microsoft Office Mix Presentation.