Sunday, October 24, 2021

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Looking beyond the wheels

As Robert Thompkins climbed to the top of Green Valley Falls in September 2005, he had no idea that in a few short moments he would never walk again. He made the decision to jump off a cliff into the water below, never knowing how incredibly shallow it was. As he hit the rocks beneath the surface, he severed his spinal cord from the T12 to the L3 vertebrae. He was 25.

Living with a spinal cord injury for 50 years and counting!

I am a 50 year SCI 'spinal cord injury' survivor. I wrote this hoping it might encourage someone or help them get diagnosed. Life is...

Recovering from L1, L2 Spinal cord injury

https://youtu.be/yPAI3YcNOTw Hi, My name is Raffy. Located at Lamitan City Basilan in the Philippines. I'm doing this work without any devices and psychotherapist asisting me. My...

Zina Hermez – My book, Not Without God: A Story of Survival has been...

What started out a dream has now become reality. I began writing Not Without God a couple of years ago, and I wrote sporadically...

Living ‘an Active Life with Inactive Feet’ After Spinal Cord Injury

A cautioning inspirational quote—Expect Nothing. Be ready for anything.—might be wise words to live by, but with a spinal cord injury, nothing like it...

Zina Hermez – Wheelchair in the workplace?

“Are you okay?” my student asked concerned. “Sure, why wouldn’t I be?” I responded in a confused tone, but I knew why she asked. “Oh, it’s...

Zina Hermez – “A few quick tips on how I heal”

My dad fell in church the other day. He said it happened as he was going down the steps. He felt a shooting pain...

Zina Hermez – “Disability is a condition, it’s not who we are. Diagnosis is...

Did something catastrophic ever happen to you? Where your life changed in an instant? Did you wake up in a hospital bed, not knowing...

Jean’s Journey: Accident can’t stop trooper

On her first vacation in 10 years, a severely injured Pennsylvania State Police trooper found herself being detained in Mexico by authorities investigating a...

What is the nerve center at L1? Why can’t anyone with an injury below...

T The part of the spinal cord that is situated at the bony segmental level of L1 contains most of the spinal cord that...