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10-year-old Ryan King has spina bifida, and when field trips are not wheelchair accessible, she has to miss out. But on a recent trip for school, Ryan got to join in on the fun – because a teacher volunteered to carry her the whole way.
Sustaining any form of serious injury can be terrifying, however, when that injury affects your spinal cord, it can be somewhat even more worrying. This is particularly true for those who have always been active, but now face the prospect of life in a wheelchair.
The good news is that just because someone has a spinal cord injury, this does not mean that they have to give up when it comes to participating in sports. There are numerous sports which are incredibly popular among the disabled community and plenty of opportunities to get involved for fun or competitively.
After Elena Pauly’s boyfriend sustained a spinal-cord injury in 2016, she turned to Google for guidance on how to navigate the challenges of her new role as both a romantic partner and caregiver.
Her search: “My boyfriend sustained a spinal cord injury. Now what?” didn’t turn up anything useful. It was a couple of weeks after her partner, Dan Duffy, was injured, and Pauly was feeling alone and isolated, with no one who understood the unique position she found herself in.
Every year, approximately 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury are reported in the United States. Recovering from an SCI can take a huge mental, emotional and physical toll on patients, but animal-assisted therapy may play an integral role in easing some of the challenges patients face.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have partnered with Hand in Paw, Alabama’s premier animal-assisted therapy provider, to assess the efficacy of AAT dogs as an aid in rehabilitation following an SCI.
If it were possible to travel back in time, many people might choose to edit their past decisions or actions.
Austin Reynolds is often asked if he would go back three years and do things differently if he could. A serious spinal cord injury drastically changed his world, but Reynolds said it is not something he would want to change about his life because of how the experience has shaped him into a better person.
Halfway through medical school, Dinesh was involved in a catastrophic motor vehicle accident that caused a cervical spinal cord injury. He still went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine (MD) and an Advanced Clerkship in Radiology at the Harvard University.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (CBS) — The gunshots seemed to come out of nowhere, and when they stopped, a suburban artist was left paralyzed.
Around 300,000 people are living with a spinal cord injury.
Norton, paralyzed from football, tells crowd there is hope
While Chris Norton was being flown in a helicopter after suffering a severe spinal cord injury in football, he believed he was going to die.
“I was worried about my breathing,” Norton said Wednesday night to a crowd gathered in the Student Resource Center on the main campus of Iowa Central Community College.
Problem is province-wide, advocacy organization says
A Toronto man says he’s been left stranded as he waits for repairs to devices on which he depends daily, including his electric wheelchair.
Joshua Dvorkin, 44, is quadriplegic and has been using a wheelchair ever since a seizure caused him to fall seven feet from a balcony 14 years ago.