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Using tendon transfer surgery to restore key functions in spinal cord injury patient

https://youtu.be/MsVWs49cyhM After suffering a severe cervical spinal cord injury from a bad fall at work, Scott McConnell had little function remaining in his hands and arms. Loyola Medicine orthopedic surgeon Michael Bednar, MD, was able to...
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LifeWaters: Disabled scuba diving non-profit improves lives

"I never realized how majestic it would be. Scuba diving is magical." ST. LOUIS – For scuba divers like Jessi and Jamie Hatfield, taking the plunge beneath the waves is a gift. “I never realized...

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...

Couple comes closer together by seeking paralysis cure and competing in New York City...

This couple is in it for the long haul. For Rob Summers, 31, and Julie Grauert, 34, the New York City Marathon was an opportunity to fund-raise for a cause near and dear to their...

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...

Life goes on after acquired disability

ON A summer day in 1985, Bruce Stark got up, went to work and became a quadriplegic. Bruce, who is president of the Sunshine Coast's first independent disability services organization, 121 Care, gives an...

A Year Ago He Was Paralyzed From the Neck Down — Then This Happened

You might feel a bit down if you watch the news. Who wouldn’t? Angry people might be grabbing headlines and making you wonder about the future, but the antidote is all around you. Talk to some...

Dan Baird: Quadriplegic Motocross Athlete

Dan says, 'Whether it's motocross or hill climbs or dirt drags I just like being at the track.' Dan Baird is in town competing at the Jackpine Gypsies hill climb. Dave says, 'He was racing motocross...

Washing Hands – How To | Quadriplegic (C5,C6,C7)

https://youtu.be/rNcZo0_Yisk Washing hands after experiencing a Spinal Cord Injury is an important role in preventing UTI's (Urinary Tract Infections). Being a quadriplegic with no hand dexterity is difficult to do normal tasks, so hopefully, this...