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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Teacher carries student with spina bifida on back so she can enjoy field trip

https://youtu.be/TP4G5ewS_50 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...

Best Sports to Play Following a Spinal Cord Injury

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...

A sisterhood for partners of men with spinal cord injuries

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:...

Animal-assisted therapy aids in spinal cord injury recovery

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...

Man shares experience as quadriplegic

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...

The barriers to becoming a doctor with quadriplegia | Dinesh Palipana | TEDxBrisbane

https://youtu.be/cK5Rl4aRuEw 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...

Paralyzed By Bullet, Artist Mariam Pare Becomes Master Of Painting With Her Mouth

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (CBS) — The gunshots seemed to come out of nowhere, and when they stopped, a suburban artist was left paralyzed. But she kept fighting – using the canvas to do it. And as...

Telenutrition helps patients with spinal cord injuries

Around 300,000 people are living with a spinal cord injury. The condition can lead to a variety of health concerns including weight gain, chronic disease and depression. However, a new hospital study is helping patients...

Against the odds

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...

3-week wait for wheelchair repair shows system is ‘broken,’ says Toronto man

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...