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Quadriplegic Pieter du Preez Ready to Break Records in 2014

“Impossible is an opinion, to me it means IM-possible … Ironman possible.” The inspirational words of South African triathlete Pieter du Preez after he became...

Talented Quadriplegic Man with an iPad

http://youtu.be/lHcQq07BBe8 Spinal Vein K takes on the Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven with an iPad, Garageband, SampleWiz, and two fingers! "This is a modest cover on...

Florence woman shot by husband vows, ‘I will walk again’

FLORENCE, Ky. - Alisha Waters' estranged husband tracked her down, shot her five times and then turned the gun on himself. The Aug. 6 shooting...

Reconciling Life and Quadriplegia

Healthcare providers tend to think paralyzed people have a very low quality of life. Actual spinal cord injury survivors tend to feel differently. Earlier this...

Quadriplegics at risk for serious sleep breathing disorder

There are over a million people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in the United States alone with an estimated 11,000 new cases every year....

Tongue piercing lets paralysed drive wheelchairs

An experimental device is letting paralysed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get...

Young, disabled and stuck in a nursing home for the elderly

Alabama and other states are slow to join federal programs aimed at getting young people care they need at home Paul Boyd has two lives. In...

Rutgers retires Eric LeGrand’s No. 52 jersey

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Moments after becoming the first player in the 144-year history of Rutgers football to have his jersey retired, Eric LeGrand...

Motorised Mouth Painting Easel

http://youtu.be/DDmnjxWeU70 Adaptive Innovation's motorised mouth painting easel allows someone with a disability such as quadriplegia to paint independently, by removing a number of the physical...

Showing the world that ‘different’ is beautiful

Life has thrown a lot at Coquitlam's Jessica Kruger. At 15 years old she suffered a work-place accident resulting in a broken neck and spinal...