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New technology a ‘game-changer’ for quadriplegic cattleman

Published: April 20, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

quadriplegic cattleman Rob CookRenowned quadriplegic cattleman Rob Cook has moved 2,500 kilometres across the country to trial new cattle yard technology he says is changing his world.

The fourth-generation producer and Nuffield scholar moved from his family’s property Suplejack Downs Station in the Northern Territory, to Queensland’s Bundaberg region, 15 months ago.

He is testing new devices including a joystick that lets him operate cattle drafting gates from his wheelchair. Continue Reading »

Former racer, now a quadriplegic, to drive modified Corvette on Long Beach Grand Prix course

Published: April 16, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Sam Schmidtin Corvette C7 StingraySam 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. Continue Reading »

Since Joe Groh’s bicycle accident, quadriplegic hasn’t meant helpless

Published: April 8, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Joe GrohWhen Joe Groh finally returned home, six months after the accident, his bed left him staring directly into the bedroom mirror.

Completely paralyzed from the shoulders down, it wasn’t like Joe could escape the mirror. And neither was there any escaping the reality of his situation.

“I looked at myself in that mirror and said, ‘What are you going to do?’” he recalled. “And I had no idea.” Continue Reading »

About Jason Roy and the The Zero 2 a Hundred Foundation

Published: March 30, 2015 | Category: Information | Spinal Cord Injury: , , , ,

Jason-Roy-authorAbout 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. Continue Reading »

Zero 2 A Hundred – Jason Roy’s Documentary

Published: March 28, 2015 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: , , , ,


Zero 2 A Hundred – Jason Roy’s amazing story of God’s restoration power from paralysis. Documentary Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic hopes to race cars again

Published: March 15, 2015 | Category: Videos | 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. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic mom raising twin girls faces extra hurdles

Published: March 4, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

quadriplegic mom with twinsThree years ago, she gave birth to twin girls at Hamilton’s McMaster University Medical Centre, an event so rare that her care team did not know of another similar case.

Emma Whelan wants a cuddle.

There are strangers in her house and the three-year-old needs the protection of her mother’s lap.

She scrambles up her mother’s legs, grabbing the wheelchair for support, and settles into the crook of her mom’s shoulder. Continue Reading »

New technology helps mental, physical recovery

Published: February 14, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Michaela Bushey paralyzed brideAUSABLE FORKS — Standing among the friends and family gathered at the Jan. 1 wedding of Michaela Bushey and Kyle Devins were a trio of Pennsylvania rehabilitation specialists.

Frank Hyland, vice president of Rehabilitation Services; Sue Golden, director of neurorehabilitation; and Alyssa Hauck, physical therapist, had traveled from their offices at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown.

Along with joining the festivities at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in Lake Placid, they were there to make sure everything went smoothly as Michaela used an Ekso Bionics exoskeleton to walk down the aisle. Continue Reading »

Gym specifically for spinal cord injury clients draws from throughout Northeast Ohio

Published: February 6, 2015 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury:

Gym is owned by spinal injury victim

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio – The gym had several people working out. The weights were clanking up an down as arm muscles were being pumped up. Continue Reading »

Spinal-cord injury spurs second act for Francesco Clark

Published: February 2, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Francesco-Clark-451Francesco Clark’s life is all about channeling his passion.

The Bronxville man cares deeply about what he does, which makes any recognition all the sweeter.

So when Clark was named a 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Winner, it was a moment to savor.

Clark’s Botanicals was one of 10 companies selected from a field of more than 3,200 nominees in the program that “spotlights the maker, supports the local and celebrates the handmade.” Continue Reading »