Thursday, February 20, 2020

C-3

Quadriplegic hopes to race cars again

Published: March 15, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Sam Schmidt working with Arrow Electronics

There’s a race car in Colorado that is like no other in the world. It’s the project of a Colorado company, Arrow Electronics that has the potential to change lives.

‘An amazing example for all of us’

Published: February 23, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Romy CamargoOnce a Green Beret, always a Green Beret.

On Friday, Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Romulo “Romy” Camargo will retire after 20 years of active duty. He’ll have his ceremony at the 7th Special Forces Group compound, surrounded by his family and friends and fellow Green Berets.

Most of the first 13 years of his career were spent in special operations, where he earned a reputation as a gung-ho soldier.

Despite being paralyzed by a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan in 2008, Camargo has spent the last six years on active duty, counseling other wounded warriors.

Former surfer, now quadriplegic’s advice: Never give up

Published: January 17, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

ronheagy_184ALBANY, Ore. — Ron Heagy Jr. of Millersburg, Ore., used to think he had problems.

He was 17, 6-foot-2, and could bench-press 300 pounds. He was going to be a fullback for Oregon State University. He had plans for spring break that didn’t include dragging his little brother along on a surfing trip.

But here he was, stuck with a 13-year-old, so mad he shrugged off his mother’s request for a hug goodbye.

March 17, 1980. A perfect, pristine morning, the day before his 18th birthday. Heagy left his brother snoozing on the sand and headed out for what looked like the perfect wave.

Finding A New Normal After An Accident

Published: January 4, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

DENVER — The Colorado mountains attract people who love the outdoors. But when one Michigan man moved here last year, he was seriously injured in a mountain biking accident.

Following devastating crash, Kyle Lamey recovers abilities step at a time

Published: December 30, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: , , ,

Kyle LameyWhen Kyle Lamey broke four vertebrae in a car accident, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down, he was told he would likely never be able to breathe without a ventilator.

Three years later, Lamey is not only breathing on his own, but he’s able to move his upper body and arms, and drive a car.

He says no one is able to explain why he’s been able to recover to this extent.

Aspen teen battles back from catastrophic accident

Published: December 28, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: , , , ,

DENVER — Craig Hospital is known around the world for helping patients recover from spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. They have treated more than 30,000 patients since 1956. We are honored to share some of their patients stories. Stories of Hope.

Laboratory Breakthrough Offers Promise for Spinal Cord Injury Patients to Breathe on Their Own...

Published: November 17, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineCase Western Reserve Researcher Presents Findings that Could Free Patients from Ventilators – Even Years after Injury

Case Western Reserve researchers have developed a procedure that restores function to muscles involved in the control of breathing – even when they have been paralyzed for more than a year. The breakthrough offers hope that one day patients with severe spinal cord injuries will be able to breathe again without the assistance of a ventilator.

Scott W. Fedor – Stand Strong

Published: November 2, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,
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Scott Fedor was an accomplished businessman and driven individual who thought he had his life all planned out. In July 2009, his world was literally shattered in a diving accident when he broke his neck at the C3 level and suffered a complete spinal cord injury and ultimately drowned. The near-death experience, which induced full respiratory and cardiac arrest, rendered him a quadriplegic leaving him paralyzed from the neck down with no movement or sensation.

Spinal cord injuries, C3-C4 lesion

Published: September 25, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

A chat with Chris in relation to spinal cord injuries.

Disabled woman helps inspire others

Published: June 11, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Sabrina Cohen uses the tragedy that left her paralyzed to help others in need.

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