Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: attitude

Eric LeGrand Reflects on Decade Teaching Others to Believe

Ten years after he suffered a spinal cord injury during a football game at MetLife Stadium that left him paralyzed, Eric LeGrand continues to serve as an inspiration at Rutgers, around the state and...

She broke her back mountain biking. Now she’s a Yale New Haven nurse.

NEW HAVEN — Lindsey Runkel says there are no inappropriate questions to ask her. There certainly are many questions to ask. Like, how does a nurse, paralyzed from the chest down, do her job from a...

Paralyzed Secret Service agent ready for first Boston Marathon

When Don McGrail first met Garrett FitzGerald out of the Secret Service’s Boston office in September 2015, he noticed a focused, driven individual. And though FitzGerald’s circumstances have dramatically changed since, that hasn’t changed. An accident...

Beau Vernon became a quadriplegic at 23. He has since coached two country teams...

As Beau Vernon scooped up the football one Saturday afternoon at Leongatha seven years ago, he was collected in the head by a Wonthaggi opponent. It wasn't a big hit, he said, just "wrong...
Ryan Straschnitzki

‘I‘m here to inspire people‘: Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player relearns old skills

CALGARY — Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki is on his hands and knees trying a skill he hasn‘t had to practise for 18 years — how to crawl. Straschnitzki, with the assistance of two...

How I fell in love with my wheelchair – Tim Rushby-Smith

Don’t ever call me ‘wheelchair bound’. My wheelchair doesn’t bind me – it liberates me! The wheelchair represents many different things, depending on the beholder’s personal experience. Many is the time I have been acutely...

Sam Schmidt’s paralysis gives him ability to inspire others

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stranger had tears in his eyes as he pushed through a crowd to reach Sam Schmidt in his wheelchair. Schmidt was watching his team tune up a pair of engines,...

Quadriplegic woman creates art by holding pencil between her wrists

https://youtu.be/j_K1L8-vC_8 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - From the moment her pencil hits the paper, Kelcee Yazzie never loses a smile, as she draws the subjects of her art. "Cause everyone needs to smile, and you want to...

Football injury left Midlands player paralyzed. Now he’s finding new joy in the sport

Mark Mickens’ smile said it all. Mickens was grinning from ear to ear, giving words of encouragement to Ridge View High football players as the Blazers continued spring practice Monday afternoon. “Take that to the house!”...

Twenty years after paralyzing fall, Tasha Schuh’s life is an open book

Tasha Schuh is used to getting embarrassing questions about her sex life. Schuh, paralyzed from the chest down since she fell through a stage trap door in 1997 during a rehearsal for her high school...