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Yearly Archives: 2018

Two pilots in wheelchairs create history in UAE

Duo lands in UAE as part of global mission to raise awareness about disability Dubai: Two paraplegic pilots on wheelchairs have created history in UAE airspace by landing in Dubai World Central as part of...

RI Congressman speaks to Bush’s work defending Americans with disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WPRI) -- As thousands made their way to the Capitol on Tuesday to pay their respects to former President George H.W. Bush, so did beneficiaries of the Americans with Disabilities Act. President Bush...

The heartwarming moment an athlete bursts into tears after helping his quadriplegic best friend...

A triathlete has wept tears of joy after helping his quadriplegic best mate achieve his lifelong dream of completing an Ironman race. Hundreds of spectators cheered as Kevin Fergusson, 59, pushed Sid James, 60, in...
Spinal injuries throw body clocks off-schedule

Spinal injuries throw body clocks off-schedule, new study shows

In the hours and days following a spinal cord injury, the gears that control the body’s internal clocks fall profoundly out of sync, impacting body temperature, hormone fluctuation, immunity and the timing of a...

Girl with disability triggers invention that’s sweeping the globe

"I have saved recess for myself and a million other people!" Zoey Harrison exclaimed. ITHACA, Mich. - Sometimes in life, ''unintended consequences'' happen. They are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by...
International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Kessler Foundation Highlights Research Advances at 2018 UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Foundation demonstrates the application of wearable robotics for individuals with spinal cord injury at United Nations program, The Art of the Possible Each year, the United Nations commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities...

Case Western Reserve Researchers Restore Breathing and Partial Forelimb Function in Rats with Chronic...

Promising results provide hope for humans suffering from chronic paralysis Millions of people worldwide are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each year—most from vehicle crashes or falls. The...
Francesco Clark

How a diving accident led Clark’s Botanicals creator to a renewed sense of purpose

The story behind the popular Clark's Botanicals skincare line is one of resilience and survival. Entrepreneur Francesco Clark started the beauty line as a kitchen sink operation, and now it's used by stars like...

Teen In Wheelchair Marches In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade With Friend’s Help

https://youtu.be/GbVoQsA7N90 Drew Bell was born with Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair to get around, but he wouldn’t let that dash his dream of marching with his school band. With the help of brass leader Kailey...

Creating Our Future with Spinal Cord Injury Therapy | James St John | TEDx

https://youtu.be/SdExeJvjVCs A/Prof James St John is an incredibly talented and innovative professor who hopes to demonstrate the endless possibilities of science. Continuing the ground-breaking research of the 2017 Australian of the Year, Prof Alan Mackay-Sim, A/Prof...