Monday, May 10, 2021

Tag: Adaptive Sports

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...

UH Study: Wheelchair Rugby Lowers Depression and Stress in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

https://youtu.be/5SNPjLBuQuI Wheelchair rugby is a high-octane team contact sport changing the lives and mental health of the spinal cord injury patients who play it. A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health...

Accident survivor making a name in wheelchair tennis

In the course of three years, Taylor Graham has accomplished many things: Survived a motorcycle accident, adjusted to a spinal cord injury and a new life in a wheelchair, picked up the sport of...

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...

A Paralyzed Florida Surfer Finds His Own ‘Perfect Wave’

For engineer Matt Bellina, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., riding the perfect wave was a group mission. More than 15 friends gathered on Florida's Cocoa Beach on a Saturday morning this summer. Their task? Get 40-year-old...

Paralyzed veterans empowered with new independence

After serving our country, all veterans come back as our nation’s heroes. But some return with serious injuries and need assistance becoming whole again.

Disabled veterans refuse to let their injuries slow them down

JUPITER, Fla. - If you told Army veteran Donald Thomas he would end up speeding down a mountain one day, he'd tell you that you we're crazy.