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Neuroscientists restore significant bladder control to 5 men with spinal cord injuries

In UCLA study, magnetic stimulation of lower spine eliminates need for catheter for up to 4 weeks More than 80 percent of the 250,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury lose the ability to...

A paraplegic scuba diver is helping disabled swimmers achieve their dreams

Nine years after a terrifying scuba accident crushed his spine, a paraplegic scuba diver is back in the water helping disabled divers. Rich Osborn, 30, was teaching scuba diving on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus...
Last April Lomas walked the London marathon in 17 days wearing a "bionic" suit

Claire Lomas TT challenge: ‘I can only feel the handle bars’

The idea of racing around the Isle of Man's world-famous TT course is terrifying for most us. Yet Claire Lomas, who is paralysed from the chest down, hopes to do just that while only using...

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...

‘Horseracing accident left me paralysed, but wheelchair basketball’s changed my life…’

TEN years after a devastating horse racing injury left a him paralysed from the chest down, former jockey Wayne Burton revealed how discovering wheelchair basketball has transformed his life. Mr Burton was just 24 when...

How adaptive ski programs are giving the injured their lives back

IT’S A COBALT-SKY, 13-inch powder day at Tahoe’s Alpine Meadows and Matt Leonard is on the bunny slope. This isn’t exactly where Leonard, a 29-year-old avid skier who grew up in Vermont and now...
Tim Morris pushing himself farther

Tim Morris pushing himself farther

Ten years ago, personal trainer Tim Morris suffered the unimaginable: a T-4 level spinal cord injury after a rollover car accident that left him in a month-long coma with a broken neck, back, ribs,...

Go karts help paralyzed racer find new normal

When he distances himself from the memory, and the wheelchair, Matt Maier is simply racing again. He’s independent and self-assured. His knowledge and experience are advantageous. He slides his helmet on and the view becomes...

FINDING HER OWN WAY: Frye learns to overcome spinal cord injury

ROCKINGHAM — About two and a half years ago, 24-year-old Kandace Frye’s life took an unexpected turn following a car accident that left her without sensation or motor control of her entire body from...

Wheel Love

Lessons in life, love and wheelies. Real life stories from two normal (...ok, somewhat normal) girls living extraordinary lives with men who don't let their wheelchairs define them. Wheel Love is a place where people can...