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Disability doesn’t prevent rural Iowa County man from coaching dance team

Published: November 27, 2017 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

BARNEVELD — Jeremy Amble always wanted to be a dairy farmer, but after a car accident on May 25, 1991, his goals quickly changed.

Amble suffered a spinal cord injury in that accident, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down except for limited use of his left arm. He has spent most of the ensuing 26½ years in a wheelchair.

But that hasn’t stopped Amble from making the most of his life. Two years after the accident, he married the woman who nursed him back to health in the hospital after his accident, and together they are the parents of two sets of twins. Despite his limited mobility, Jeremy publishes the weekly Barneveld Shopper from his home in rural Iowa County. Continue Reading »

Twenty years after paralyzing fall, Tasha Schuh’s life is an open book

Published: November 26, 2017 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Tasha Schuh is used to getting embarrassing questions about her sex life.

Schuh, paralyzed from the chest down since she fell through a stage trap door in 1997 during a rehearsal for her high school musical, said she understands why people are curious.

“You know, I live in a very small town,” said Schuh, 36, of Ellsworth, Wis. “People would stop me at the grocery store and were, like, ‘Um, how’s that going to work?’”

Schuh isn’t afraid to overshare when she answers. Continue Reading »

Let’s Roll Out ALS

Published: November 24, 2017 | Category: Links | Spinal Cord Injury:

Eddy Lefrançois built his site to share information regarding my diagnosis with ALS, and raise awareness about this terrible disease — please read about Eddy’s journey with ALS since the early 90s. He has surpassed his three to five year sentence as of April 1997. Eddy may not control the fact that he has ALS, but he controls the actions to make people aware that ALS is a terrible disease to live with… anybody can develop it at any time; we have to make it a treatable disease, not terminal. Eddy is proud to be a member of the ALS Canada Ambassador Program. «Let’s Roll Out ALS»

See his Bucket List being checked off, and look at other fun stuff he has managed to do, browse his site and enjoy… “I may have ALS, but ALS does not have me…” Continue Reading »

Epidural Stimulation- Breakthrough Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury

Published: November 21, 2017 | Category: News

Today the Epidural Stimulation Procedure brings new hope for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury. Continue Reading »

Spinal Cord Research Participant Shares Journey to Recovery

Published: November 21, 2017 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the Kessler Foundation’s 16th annual “Stroll ‘N Roll” and speaks with Rosalie Hannigan, a Kessler spinal cord research participant, about her accident and her journey to recover her mobility. Continue Reading »

What is life like with a spinal cord injury?

Published: November 18, 2017 | Category: Answers

Having a spinal cord injury changes some things forever, but you can still have a full and rewarding life. A saying among people who have a spinal cord injury is, “Before your injury, you could do 10,000 things. Now you can do 9,000. So are you going to worry about the 1,000 things you can’t do or focus on the 9,000 things you can do?”

After they adjust, many people with spinal cord injuries are able to work, drive, play sports, and have relationships and families. Your rehab team can provide the support, training, and resources to help you move toward new goals. It’s up to you to make the most of what they have to offer. Continue Reading »

Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge

Published: November 16, 2017 | Category: News

The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched a $4 million US dollar global challenge to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis, culminating in the unveiling of the winners in Tokyo in 2020.

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Specialty wheelchairs help athletes thrive

Published: November 16, 2017 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

TAMPA (FOX 13) – They are athletes who have faced more challenges than sports but there’s a company in Pinellas Park giving them a competitive edge with the right set of wheels. Continue Reading »

Eye-Driven Wheelchair Gives Quadriplegics More Independence

Published: November 9, 2017 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

For quadriplegics, life can be extremely isolated. Those without the ability to control their arms, legs or head must rely entirely on a caregiver to move, or even turn around, their wheelchair.

One cause of quadriplegia is the neurodegenerative disease ALS, which afflicts an estimated 12,000 to 15,000 in the U.S., according to the CDC.

Because the disease is progressive, those afflicted can go from having completely normal motor control to being fully quadriplegic without the ability to talk, in the span of just a few years. Previously having the ability to move independently can make the loss of movement even more difficult for those with ALS. Continue Reading »

Couple comes closer together by seeking paralysis cure and competing in New York City Marathon

Published: November 5, 2017 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

This couple is in it for the long haul.

For Rob Summers, 31, and Julie Grauert, 34, the New York City Marathon was an opportunity to fund-raise for a cause near and dear to their hearts: Finding a cure for the six million Americans living with paralysis.

But as the first-time marathoners worked to get closer to a cure, they also got closer to each other.

Summers was a 20-year-old pitcher at Oregon State with dreams of playing in the Major Leagues when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in July 2006. Continue Reading »