Thursday, April 15, 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.

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 injury was 6 years a go and still recovering.

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 in the beginning. As both of my parents battled serious...

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 just…because you’re sitting today,” she started to stutter as her...

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 in his back shortly before and there was nowhere to...

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 where you were, or how much time passed? It happened...

Pharmacological Management of Hemodynamic Complications Following Spinal Cord Injury

The damage from primary and secondary insults of spinal cord injury can result in various hemodynamic alterations. It is important to understand the presentation and time course of these changes, in addition to...

Miracle Michael will walk again

DOCTORS feared Michael Wakeman would never walk again after he crashed a billy-cart into a car. The 13-year-old had completely dislocated his spine, compressing a disc and squashing the nerves supplying the muscles to his...