Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand was paralyzed in an October 16, 2010 college football game, fracturing his C-3 and C-4 vertebrae.
WESTLAKE, Ohio — Cutting edge research being developed in Cleveland could have significant impact on people who’ve suffered spinal cord damage.
Tough Mudder, which some say is ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’, is a gruelling 12 mile assault course
A student has become the world’s first tetraplegic to take part in Tough Mudder – navigating the gruelling 12-mile course in a pioneering wheelchair he controls with his chin.
Rob Camm, 21, was paralysed in a car crash two years ago which left him with no movement in his body from the neck down just a week before he was due to start university.
A paralyzed veteran and his wife have met their fundraising goal and opened a non-profit recovery center for spinal-cord injured patients to recover.
Stay In Step, founded by Romy Camargo and wife, Gaby Camargo, offers treatment, rehabilitation and support services to veterans and civilians in Tampa, Fla., according to a press release.
Romy Camargo was paralyzed by a sniper bullet in 2008, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. He spent 18 months in intensive inpatient care and then traveled to Orlando twice a week for treatment.
Nothing will ever come between Henry Fraser and his love for art.
Fraser, an England-based painter, was paralyzed after a traumatic accident six years ago.
While vacationing in Portugal with a few friends, Fraser dove off a dock into shallow waters and dislocated his neck.
According to Huffington Post, Fraser is now paralyzed from the shoulders down, but that won’t stop him from pursuing his true passion: art.
Billy Roussel is a risk taker. Always has been.
So when he saw a platform high in a tree with a cable over the waters of Lake Bistineau while fishing with 12-year-old son Seth, he didn’t hesitate to shimmy up to it and jump.
“My last words to my son were ‘Here goes nothing.’ When I made the swing, I couldn’t hold on to the cable. I ended up hitting the ground, bouncing off a cypress knee into the water. I knew I had done something. I couldn’t lift my head, I couldn’t move my arms or legs.”
When the room was just four concrete walls, before it was outfitted with state-of-the-art therapy equipment and a sign that says “Never ever give up,” Romulo and Gabriela Camargo invited a Toyota executive to take a tour.
The couple had been raising money for years, scratching toward their goal of one day opening a recovery center for people with spinal cord injuries, who, like Romulo, were living with paralysis.
Seven years earlier, Romulo — “Romy” — was shot in the neck during an ambush in Afghanistan while serving as an Army Special Forces officer. He came home a quadriplegic.
Sam Schmidt was in the cockpit of a black Corvette C7 Stingray as the car zipped across the pavement of a simulated road course while practicing for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend.
A warm wind was blowing across the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana as Schmidt accelerated out of a curve, speeding past a small gathering of onlookers, then receding into the distance.
The real action, however, was happening inside the car, well out of view to fans enamored with speed and the allure of his highly modified Corvette.
About Jason: Jason Roy, a Houston, Texas native, attended Sharpstown High School and is a graduate of Texas Southern University. In 2003, Jason completed his Bachelors of Science in Administration of Justice, which was the prelude to his pursuit of a career in law enforcement. In 2006, Jason joined the Houston Police Department, where he would eventually be promoted to the Crime Reduction Unit of the Gang Division in 2008. He was a member of this elite force until his career came to an abrupt end after being involved in a near fatal, high speed chase while in the line of duty. On May 3, 2011, Jason found himself fighting for his life once more after becoming trapped in the wreckage of his squad car.
Zero 2 A Hundred – Jason Roy’s amazing story of God’s restoration power from paralysis. Documentary