Monday, June 21, 2021

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Model in wheelchair shares what it meant to be a part of New York...

"To now be a part of this representation is really beautiful and overwhelming because I craved it so much when I was little." All eyes were on the stunning wedding dresses at New York Bridal...

‘It’s to show them what we can do, not what we can’t do’

Strength, skill and no-holds-barred hits: wheelchair hurling stars all set for international duty The question was always coming, so obvious and predictable that they can see it sailing through the air long before it's fired...

Ali Stroker Triumphs As The First Wheelchair User To Win A Tony Award

Ali Stroker took the stage by storm at the 73rd annual Tony Awards not just once, but twice. First, she brought the house down as Ado Annie from the modern revival of Rogers and...

Trailer for True Story WALK. RIDE. RODEO. from Netflix

https://youtu.be/BK0rbzLk0YI Netflix’s ‘Walk. Ride. Rodeo’ shares Amberley Snyder’s inspirational true story Amberley Snyder (Spencer Locke)’s dreams of a college scholarship and pro rodeo career are brought to a halt when she's involved in a devastating accident....

Stem Cell-Based Phase I Trial to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries Produces Encouraging Results

First-in-human clinical study found improved motor and sensory function in three of four participants Writing in the June 1 issue of Cell Stem Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine...

SpinalRoots.net

I broke my back in an accident, in 1996, which left me as a paraplegic wheelchair user. I went through a conventional rehabilitation process and after leaving hospital I spent four years striving to...

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 pretty much what we make of it, change is constant...

Fostering an accessible environment

Monica Kamal of McFarland and Tina McFadden of Cottage Grove are two of the brightest, cheerful and animated people you could ever want to meet. Their joy in living is obvious and contagious. When...

Amy Van Dyken Foundation

We Improve The Lives Of People With Spinal Cord Injuries! What Amy Van Dyken-Rouen did in 2014 to flip her near-death tragedy into a much admired recovery – along with her breakout plans for 2015...