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Quadriplegic sailing instructor defying odds of disability

Published: May 5, 2015 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury:

WHISKEYTOWN LAKE, Calif. – Michael Strahle is a quadriplegic sailing instructor at Whiskeytown Lake but he isn’t letting his disability define him or stop him from doing what he loves. Continue Reading »

Father fights for state support for paralysis research

Published: April 29, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Matthew Rodreick and his son, Gabe, work out in space dedicated to Gabe's physical therapy behind his Minneapolis home on Tuesday. "It's kind of a weird coincidence, but it's normal to me now," Gabe said about his injury. Both Gabe and his father have been campaigning for the last five years and believes it is "time for us to win something."

After an injury paralyzed his son, Matthew Rodreick has spent years advocating for funding to research spinal cord injuries.

Matthew Rodreick hasn’t cut or combed his hair in over six years.

After his son became paralyzed, Rodreick vowed not to maintain his hair until his son is out of his wheelchair. His long, gray dreadlocks now reach the lower part of his back. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic Iowa hunter shoots with special rifle

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

DES MOINES (KCCI/CNN) – A quadriplegic Iowa woman got a special opportunity to hunt turkey as part of the Wheelin’ Sportsmen Spring Turkey Hunt. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic Chad Graham to drive off-road buggy 4800km from Kalgoorlie to Cobar to raise money for others

Published: April 17, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Chad Graham in his off-road buggyCHAD Graham’s left hand, you notice, is strapped onto the steering wheel of his customised buggy.

Not around the wheel. Onto it.

“My fingers and hand, they can’t really grip anything,’’ he explains. “So I’m strapped on and steer with my wrist.

“Then, because I can’t operate the brake or accelerator pedals either, my right hand is tied into the top of this gearstick.” 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 »

Finding the ‘Wright Stuff’ to Press Onward

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

The Wright Stuff by Victor J. Wright and David RutherfordLos Angeles (PRWEB) Spinal injuries affect approximately 276,000 Americans with varying degrees of longevity and quality of life. For Victor J. Wright, his young age and athletic build aided him in beating the odds.

As a 15-year-old high school football player, Wright suffered a spinal cord injury during a botched play that paralyzed him from the neck down. In his new memoir “The Wright Stuff,” penned by David Rutherford, Wright describes his struggles and successes after becoming a quadriplegic. 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 »

Rob Pyne becomes the first quadriplegic elected to parliament in Australia

Published: March 29, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Rob Pyne being sworn-in ParliamentA far north Queensland man has become the first quadriplegic Member of Parliament anywhere in Australia.

Rob Pyne was sworn into state parliament this week after winning the seat of Cairns with a swing of 17 per cent after preferences.

It is one of the biggest swings achieved in the state.

Before the tilt at state politics, Mr Pyne had built a public profile as a local councillor but his detractors tried to shame him in the campaign for his disability. 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 »

Joel Sardi: My Spinal Cord Injury…

Published: March 23, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , , , ,

joel-royal_talbot-smallThe loss of hand function is one of the most devastating consequences of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) because of its severe impact on the everyday activities of daily living. Melbourne University Researcher Professor Mary Galea and Ms Natasha van Zyl, one of three specialist surgeons in the Upper Limb Program at Austin Health, supported by the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR), are carrying out pioneering research in support of nerve transfer surgery for SCI patients in Victoria. The surgery involves plugging surplus live nerves into nerves that no longer work to reactivate muscles and restore movement in patients’ hands. One of the patients going through the surgery is Joel Sardi. Continue Reading »