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Paralyzed aerialist vows to one day walk and fly again

Published: November 10, 2014 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

SACRAMENTO, CA – Tresa Honaker has adapted to life’s changes with an unwavering resolve and trust.

“It’s the hardest work I’ve ever done in my life,” Honaker said. Continue Reading »

Scott W. Fedor – Stand Strong

Published: November 2, 2014 | Category: Links | Spinal Cord Injury: ,
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Scott Fedor was an accomplished businessman and driven individual who thought he had his life all planned out. In July 2009, his world was literally shattered in a diving accident when he broke his neck at the C3 level and suffered a complete spinal cord injury and ultimately drowned. The near-death experience, which induced full respiratory and cardiac arrest, rendered him a quadriplegic leaving him paralyzed from the neck down with no movement or sensation. Continue Reading »

Jesse Billauer Helps People With Spinal Injuries Experience The Joy Of Surfing

Published: August 13, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

"The Inertia Relaunch" PartySecond chances are rare in sports, but when surfing phenom Jesse Billauer got his, he also wanted to share it with others like him.

As a 17-year-old amateur surfer in 1996, Billauer was flung head first from his surfboard onto a sandbar. Billauer sustained a spinal cord injury, and doctors diagnosed him as a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the midchest down.

Then in 1999, with the help of his family and friends, he founded a non-profit organization, Life Rolls On, that uses sports to improve quality of life for those suffering from spinal cord injuries. That same year Billauer got back on his surfboard. Continue Reading »

Utah Prom Queen Gives Crown to Special Needs Student

Published: April 21, 2014 | Category: Featured Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Vote for Kendra Muller: May is Mobility Awareness month! Please vote every day, you can get two votes a day by answering a easy question. The prize is a wheelchair accessible van. The contest goes till May 9th. Click here to vote! Continue Reading »

The PerfIC Cath

Published: February 15, 2014 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

The PerfIC Cath catheter was created by Dr. Glen House, a C7 complete quadriplegic (aka: tetraplegic) who could not use any other intermittent catheters on the market because of limited dexterity. He needed a super easy-to-use catheter that was mess-free and reduced the risk of infection. Continue Reading »

Jesse Billauer: Happiness Interview

Published: June 30, 2013 | Category: Answers Featured | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Surfer-Jesse-BillauerYou’re 17, and the most pressing concerns in your life are binge-drinking, prom, and being your parents’ worst nightmare.  The so-called “real world” is incomprehensible to you, and you’re still proud of that freshly printed piece of plastic in your wallet called a “driver’s license.” Doesn’t 17 seem far away?  That’s because, for most of us, it is.  Senior year, college, jobs, and attendant emotional baggage have come and gone since then.  But 17 is how old Jesse Billauer was when he lost the use of his legs.  He was just a kid. Continue Reading »

Aiming high: Young accident victim keeps up his studies and his attitude

Published: April 7, 2013 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Calven Goza in TruckBUTTE — Who hasn’t done what Calven Goza did? But unlike so many, Goza paid a steep price.

On May 3, 2012, Goza, a student at Montana Tech, was socializing with friends. It was the end of a long semester, and Goza and a few friends were drinking at area bars. Somewhere along the line, however, things went terribly wrong.

The five friends were traveling east on Highway 43 between Dewey and Divide in a 2003 Grand Prix when the car hit a rock wall on the south side of the roadway. The car went airborne for about 68 feet and rolled several times. Continue Reading »

Clinical trials give spinal injury victims hope

Published: May 16, 2011 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

There is fresh hope for thousands of paraplegics in New Zealand yearning that someday someone will give them a chance to walk again.

Now, thanks to a 71-year-old Waikato housewife, recruiting for New Zealand’s first clinical trial to treat people with spinal injuries is about to begin. Continue Reading »

It seems tragic, but he says it’s a challenge

Published: April 29, 2009 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

74236Stillman Valley senior Barry Glaudel tosses a football with his father almost every day.

It’s not for practice. It’s for healing.

And it’s not on a field or in the backyard. It’s at the Van Matre Rehabilitation Center on Mulford Road.

“You don’t have to whip it at me, geez,” Barry said jokingly to his father, Barry Glaudel Sr., during a rehabilitation exercise last week. Young Barry, a lefty, threw the football back harder to his dad with a grin. Continue Reading »