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Quadriplegic fighters will face off in Lacey to raise money for Mount Adams climb

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

In a garage on Olympia’s west side, two fighters sit side by side in powered wheelchairs, then let the punches fly.

Simon Calcavecchia takes a right hook to the head. He dodges another. The fighters lock arms and hurl insults.

“You’re going down,” taunts Joshua Curtis, his boxing glove coming loose. “What’s wrong buddy, you can’t reach me?”

The sparring session ends with laughter, but their purpose is serious. Continue Reading »

WPI student begins challenging journey after spinal cord injury

Published: June 13, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Jared Grie The first entry on the grierstrong.com blog set a remarkably honest tone for what will likely be a lifelong journey for Worcester Polytechnic Institute freshman Jared Grier and his family.

Written by his stepmother, Susan Okie, just hours after the 19-year-old mechanical engineering student fell from a tree at Worcester’s Institute Park, the words were candid, realistic and inclusive in describing the accident that severely injured Mr. Grier’s spinal cord, and, in almost an instant, made him a quadriplegic. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic woman to give birth to baby boy

Published: June 3, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

quadriplegic Jen Goodwin pregnantBENTON (KATV) – Finishing your second year of law school while single and pregnant certainly can’t be easy. Add on the fact you’re a quadriplegic confined to a wheelchair and it may seem impossible – but that’s exactly what Jen Goodwin is doing.

Seven years ago, Jen Goodwin was in a boat on Lake Hamilton when an accident on board resulted in C5 & C6 spinal cord injury, leaving her paralyzed from the neck down. Continue Reading »

Putting 1 foot in front of another, former quadriplegic spends 15 years learning to walk again

Published: May 30, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Aaron Baker Coming To My SensesLOS ANGELES — The worst day of Aaron Baker’s life wasn’t when the then-20-year-old professional motocross racer crashed his bike one spring day in 1999, flew over the handlebars and hit the ground head-first, paralyzing him from the neck down.

No, the worst day came a year later when Baker’s physical therapy ended. That was when his therapists, marveling that he could actually stand on his own again and move his arms some, cautioned him not to expect much more. 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 »

Man Breaks Neck Doing Plunge for Landon: One Year Later

Published: April 9, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Nilson in his custom power chair for huntingOSKALOOSA, Iowa – April 9, 2015 may be an ordinary day for most folks, but for Cole Nilson it marks one-year anniversary of the day he was paralyzed while trying to help others. In 2014, Landon Shaw, of Tarkio, Missouri, was five-months-old and had stage four brain cancer. Landon’s family created a Facebook page, on March 30, 2014, asking people to “Plunge for Landon” and then post their plunge to the page. Each plunger would send the Shaw family money, to help cover Landon’s medical expenses (Landon is still fighting his cancer). Cole Nilson took the challenge and dove into a pond, head first. It was in that moment that Nilson’s charitable action turned into a battle for his life. 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 »