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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Pregnancy In A Wheelchair

Pregnancy In A Wheelchair: Women Share Their Experiences & Advice

These mothers wish to share their experiences with the world to increase awareness and to encourage the hearts of other women. What is it like being pregnant and in a wheelchair? What is labor like...
Ryan Shazier Fund

Ryan Shazier Launches New Nonprofit to Support Spinal Cord Injuries

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier today announced the launch of his new 501(c)3, the Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation. In 2017, Shazier suffered a devastating on-field spinal cord injury after a head-on collision,...

First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards 2020

https://youtu.be/XNzFnOaRQGY The First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards! Alanah Pearce, Steven Spohn, and many more celebrate the games and developers who’ve helped make games more accessible in 2020, in collaboration with AbleGamers. As an additional celebration for...

Walter Lewis holds world record for longest living quadriplegic

GAUTIER, Miss. (WLOX) - Claiming a world record is never easy, but one man in Gautier has had a longer road to a record than most. Guinness World Record holders are often known for accomplishing...

Cross-disciplinary team will design, develop devices to better treat spinal cord injuries

A team of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers and neurosurgeons has received $13.48 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop implantable ultrasound and other devices that could revolutionize care for people suffering...

Salamanders provide a model for spinal-cord regeneration

“Salamanders are unique because they are one of the only tetrapods able to regrow spinal cords with full functionality,” says Auke Ijspeert, the head of EPFL’s Biorobotics Laboratory. After an injury, these amphibians are...

A New Rule Means Some People With Wheelchairs Can’t Fly On American Airlines

John Morris calls himself an "aviation geek." He's a frequent flyer who, in his power wheelchair, has traveled to 46 countries. His goal is to visit every country. "I love air travel," he says. From...

Passion, Purpose, Perspective: Travis Roy dealt with tragedy by devoting his life to helping...

Life didn’t play out the way it was supposed to for Travis Roy. That didn’t stop him from making his time count. Roy, a standout hockey player who grew up in Yarmouth, was just 11...