Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Walter Lewis holds world record for longest living quadriplegic

Published: November 15, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

GAUTIER, Miss. (WLOX) – Claiming a world record is never easy, but one man in Gautier has had a longer road to a record than most.

Guinness World Record holders are often known for accomplishing great or unique feats. Walter Lewis in Gautier holds the Guinness World Record for being the longest living quadriplegic.

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Utah’s longest-living quadriplegic who never stops moving

Published: August 14, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

becky-reeve-longest-living-quadriplegic-in-utahSALT LAKE CITY — Becky Reeve was going to be the world’s greatest missionary and then the world’s greatest mother — until a car accident on an icy road in New Mexico paralyzed her from the neck down, and she determined instead that she would be the world’s greatest handicapped person.

How’s that going?

Well, consider this: It’s been 53 years since that accident, and at 76 years old Becky is not only the oldest quadriplegic in Utah, but one of the longest-living quads in history, not far behind Wally Dutcher, a 79-year-old Florida man who was paralyzed 60 years ago in a diving accident and is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living quadriplegic.

So not too shabby.