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Paralyzed Man Stuns Crowd by performing The National Anthem with a Jamboxx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFVcPqlUy3M A quadriplegic man delighted a stadium of thousands last weekend by playing The National Anthem on a musical device that he created to overcome his disability. 56-year-old Dave Whalen has been paralyzed from the neck...

NFL Draft agent doesn’t let spinal cord injury keep him from the pros

He is representing an offensive lineman in the upcoming NFL draft. ST. LOUIS – Jim Schottel is one of the most remarkable people you will ever meet. He could have given up after a terrible accident...

How Makeup Artist Steph Aiello Pursued Her Cosmetology Career After Becoming Quadriplegic

In 2010, one day before she was supposed to start cosmetology school, Steph Aiello was involved in a car crash that left her paralyzed from the waist down with limited ability to move her...

Spinal cord injuries can’t keep three Arkansans from living

Jen Goodwin did everything she was supposed to do -- she graduated from college, bought her first house and accepted her dream job in Little Rock. Then in 2008 she decided to spend a...

Adult Stem Cells Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Laura Dominguez-Tauer is a living, breathing example of what it takes to overcome adversity. An oil spill on a San Antonio freeway is blamed for the car crash that sent Laura and her brother...

Quadriplegic with ‘Extreme Home Makeover’ defies odds, still improving

Brian Keefer has always been an adrenaline junkie. A 2008 gymnastics accident in which Keefer suffered a spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic could have stopped him, but it didn't. "Brian’s had some adventures...

‘Paralyzed bride’ has a message for drivers who make it tough to access parking...

Rachelle Friedman Chapman – known by many as “the paralyzed bride” – is calling attention to the way people park in and around handicap-accessible spaces. Chapman, who lives in Knightdale, shared a recent experience in...

Be Thankful and Heal Faster: Author Describes Spinal Cord Injury Recovery

Research projects at UCLA and elsewhere have proven that thankfulness (gratitude) has physical, in addition to emotional, effects on people. Shelly Kerchner, who just released her book Standing Tall: The Healing Power of Gratitude...

Individual with complete spinal cord injury regains voluntary motor function

A research participant at the University of Louisville with a complete spinal cord injury, who had lost motor function below the level of the injury, has regained the ability to move his legs voluntarily...

‘I never got to thank the stranger who saved my life’ – Coldplay fan...

Rob O'Byrne was left in a wheelchair after he dived into the shallow end of a swimming pool A Dublin man has described his "nightmare holiday" after he was left paralysed in a freak accident...