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Muffy Davis achieves goals despite injury

Published: October 11, 2013 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

When Muffy Davis was a teenager, she used to ski against Picabo Street, the two rivals dreaming of someday competing for Olympic gold.

Davis had that dream taken away when she was just 16 years old. During a downhill training run, Davis veered off course and suffered a severe spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the middle of her chest down.

But Davis’s Olympic dream turned out to be more durable than she could have imagined. With enough determination, she was able to make it come true after all. Continue Reading »

Paralytic jumper an inspiration to the disabled

Published: September 21, 2013 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

SIBU: Barely a day in Sibu, Canadian BASE jumper Lonnie Bissonnette has become an instant inspiration to people here, particularly the disabled.

Lonnie, 48, paralysed from the shoulder down, is the first and only paraplegic in the world doing the BASE jump. Continue Reading »

Athlete keeps racing after spinal-cord injury

Published: September 16, 2013 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Zach Young Wheelchair AthleteJudging from his time in the City of Roses half-marathon Sunday, a spinal-cord injury hasn’t slowed Zach Young down.

The Southeast Missouri State University student said he covered the 13.1-mile distance in about an hour and 13 minutes, winning the wheelchair division of the race.

Young, 30, of Jackson lost the use of his legs after a 2005 motorcycle accident severed his spinal cord just below his upper abdominal muscles.

For a while, the injury appeared to have ended his athletic pursuits. Continue Reading »

Paraplegic man to compete in 10k

Published: September 12, 2013 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Jory RiggsRiggs seeks to utilize muscle memory therapy

CEDAR CITY — September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month and one Cedar City man hopes to bring awareness to a condition he’s lived with for more than a decade.

When Jory Riggs was 18, a snow tubing accident at Woods Ranch, just east of Cedar City, left him a paraplegic. Since that time, he’s formed a new life for himself. He earned a degree in art from Southern Utah University and now, at age 30, he’s hoping to move beyond that label of paraplegic with the help of effective, though expensive, physical therapy — a move that has given him renewed hope about his future. Continue Reading »

Young man breaks spine, takes recovery one day at a time

Published: August 15, 2013 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Kystal and Auh Tuan NguyenHis doctor can’t say yet if he’ll ever walk again, but 26-year-old Anh Tuan Nguyen doesn’t worry about the future. After falling more than 20 feet from a ladder and seriously injuring his spine two months ago, he just takes things one day at a time.

“It’s changed my life a bit,” Nguyen said thoughtfully, looking at his six-month-old daughter playing on the rug in front of him, “But not too bad.” Continue Reading »

Pete comes rolling home

Published: August 5, 2011 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

HE’S notched up 14,224 miles in a 150-day odyssey, and now wheelchair wanderer Peter Donnelly has finally rolled back home to St Helens on the fifth anniversary of the injury that paralysed him from the waist down.

Five years ago, Pete sustained a T6 spinal cord injury (paraplegia) following a motorcycle accident that left him wheelchair-bound.

Not one to be held back, he rose above his injury to volunteer to work three months at a spinal rehabilitation centre in Bangladesh. Continue Reading »

Paraplegic Instructional Driving Video

Published: August 3, 2008 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Colin Buchanan driving an adaptive vehicle, T4 paraplegic.

The Late Teddy Pendergrass Talks Career After Spinal Cord Injury

Published: June 18, 2007 | Category: Information | Spinal Cord Injury:

Singer Teddy Pendergrass has a voice of gold and was one of our favorite R&B and Soul singers. He made music that we will always remember and had a special sound that we couldn’t forget, even if we’d wanted to.

Check out this interview that he’d had before his passing, where he openly spoke about his career after getting paralyzed from a tragic car accident:

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