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Billy Keenan

Learning to breathe, learning to move forward, learning to survive: The Billy Keenan story

Quadriplegic turned inspirational speaker: “When you’re faced with adversity, you have two basic choices. Curse the darkness or light a candle.” Billy Keenan said he had it all. “At that moment in time, I was living...
tendon transfer surgery

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...

Paralyzed groom, 26, walks down the aisle with help of his new bride

Nearly eight years after Chris Norton was left paralyzed in a college football accident, he wed the woman of his dreams in a charming Southern ceremony where the pair were surrounded by tearful loved...
Timmy Brodigan recovery

‘I look at life differently now’: Train derailment victim’s incredible road to recovery

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Months after Timmy Brodigan nearly died aboard an Amtrak train, the 16-year-old is taking incredible steps on his long road to recovery. On December 18, Timmy was on board Amtrak 501, headed...

Bionic bodies: From typing with a glance to restoring paralyzed limbs, new technology aids...

If eye-gaze technology, motion sensor tracking and functional electrical stimulation sound like secret weapons of the CIA, you’d be half right. Much of the newfangled equipment in use for those with medical disabilities came...

New Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury

In 2016, Chris' spine was severely injured in a biking accident. Now he has regained use of his arms after receiving a novel cell treatment at Rush. https://youtu.be/kfftK66i1dw

Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of Joni’s Diving Accident

Recently I was at my desk writing to Tommy, a 17-year-old boy who just broke his neck body surfing off the Jersey shore. He’s now a quadriplegic. He will live the rest of his life in...

C5 Quad Spinal Cord Injury Driving Van DSI, Scott Driving System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmShNvBroiQ Jose Hernandez sustained a C-5 spinal cord injury 22 years ago and this is him driving his modify van. It's been modified with the Scott Driving System/DSI system. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkdfGKvq8O8KvTTrZ3XdomA https://www.drivingsystems.com/scott-driving-system/ Jose Hernandez would like to give...

Ed Jackson: Dragons rugby player on his battle to walk again

Saturday, 8 April, 2017 was the day that changed the life of rugby player Ed Jackson forever. The Dragons number eight had just finished lunch at a family barbecue near Bath. But one "freak" moment later...

Swimmer determined to help others after injury left him paralyzed

SONOMA, Calif. (KGO) -- ABC7 is recognizing a swimmer who is determined to help others after a spinal cord injury left him paralyzed. There are those days that will change your life forever. For Theo...