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Quadriplegic Athlete Has Unfinished Business at Boston

In June 2016, Matt Wetherbee was left paralyzed after going head first into a wall during a pick-up basketball game. Severely damaging his spinal cord, Wetherbee was transported to the hospital where he spent...

The house that love built: Kurt Drysdale Comes Home

A young man rendered a quadriplegic by a freak footy accident now has a house designed to meet his every need thanks to the generosity of friends, the community, and the audience of A...

Injured Olympian defies doctors to walk for his wedding

On good days, American high jumper Jamie Nieto can shuffle 130 steps without a cane or walker. It’s an important distance — about the length from the altar to the church door. His vow: Make...

Quadriplegic Drives 2016 Corvette Z06 — Jay Leno’s Garage

https://youtu.be/YyexjfEwp4k Driving with a disability can be a huge accomplishment, whether it is an amputation or something more severe. In Sam Schmidt's case, it couldn't get more severe. In 2001 Sam was paralyzed when his...

Toyota robot helps Army ranger paralyzed in Afghanistan

https://youtu.be/t5-uqGllcp8 For the first time, Toyota has tested its in-home robot in the United States. The automaker, which has a growing interest in robotics and home mobility, spent three days testing with a paralyzed Army ranger...

Sam Schmidt hopes foundation leaves ultimate legacy

When Sam Schmidt began to prepare his remarks for his Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, he struggled. The race car driver and owner knows it’s his accomplishments on the track...

Schmidt, Andretti trade barbs on eve of semi-autonomous car showdown

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana -- They stared each other down with seemingly serious intentions, two racers sounding like boxers as they engaged in playful trash talk and measured each other. “Just take it easy on me,” said...

Why I Don’t Let Adversity Define My Life After Spinal Cord Injury

I love lacing up my turquoise Nike running shoes each morning. However, every time I leave my house, going for a jog is the furthest thing from my mind as the door closes behind me....

Kindness, courage help quadriplegic two years after devastating accident

Todd Duitsman has made extraordinary progress since he suffered spinal-cord injuries while body surfing at Big Beach on Maui in 2014. And with unfailing grace and good humor, he inspires others. EVERETT — With a...

Sam Schmidt to receive nation’s first license to drive semi-autonomous car

Sam Schmidt’s first victory as an Indy Racing League driver was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1999. Paralyzed from the neck down since 2000, Schmidt is in line for a different type of victory...