Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tag: Craig Hospital

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Partner with Craig Hospital for New Video Series

Published: November 1, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Christopher & Dana Reeve FoundationSHORT HILLS, N.J., Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has partnered with Craig Hospital to introduce a new health series called Adaptive Tools for Independence.  The video series highlights functional tools and adaptive equipment that is available to assist individuals living with paralysis or limited hand functions to gain more independence in their day to day activities.  Daily tasks such as cooking, and bowel and bladder care are included in the first set of videos in the series. Other tasks like housekeeping, dressing, hair, and makeup will be available in the next installment. These videos aim to show how all these tasks can become much easier and be done with little or no assistance. Most of the tools featured in the videos are available online or can be crafted at home.

Jockey on road to recovery after racing accident in Blackfoot left her paralyzed

Published: October 21, 2018

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Forty-five days after the accident, Nikeela Black sat in her room at Craig Hospital cataloging all she could remember.

She recalls telling the three other riders to keep their horses in their lanes right before her fourth race of the day, two wins already under her belt. After breaking from the starting gate, memories turn to flashes — yelling, screaming. Later, helicopter propellers.

Man now works at same hospital that treated him after his spine injury

Published: August 3, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

A man who rehabilitated from a spinal cord injury at Craig Hospital now works there and is giving back to others.

‘I look at life differently now’: Train derailment victim’s incredible road to recovery

Published: April 26, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Timmy Brodigan recoveryENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Months after Timmy Brodigan nearly died aboard an Amtrak train, the 16-year-old is taking incredible steps on his long road to recovery.

On December 18, Timmy was on board Amtrak 501, headed to see cousins in Oregon, when it derailed. In a mangled train car, first responders found the 16-year-old upside down and barely breathing.

Timmy ended up in the ICU with a broken neck and several other injuries. He was practically paralyzed and needed a ventilator to breath. At that point, his family didn’t know if he’d survive.

Brett Colonell: An Artist in Training

Published: January 24, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

When Brett Colonell took up sketching as a hobby years ago, he didn’t know yet how it would one day evolve into an integral part of his life. Even now, as he explores art as a fulltime profession, he still refers to himself as an artist in training, despite the significant audience his art has drawn on social media.

What many of his fans don’t know is that in 1997 Brett sustained a complete C4-C5 spinal fracture after a motocross accident, leaving him a quadriplegic with no movement from the neck down. After his spinal cord injury, he completed his rehabilitation at Craig Hospital.

For more than 30 years, A-1 Scuba and Craig Hospital have partnered to provide...

Published: January 10, 2018

Deep beneath the surface of a crystal blue pool or a dark green ocean, differences tend to fade. As a former physical therapist at Craig Hospital of Englewood and longtime scuba diver, Scott Taylor knows this better than most.

“Water is the great equalizer,” he frequently says.

He and his wife, Lynn, own and operate A-1 Scuba and Travel Aquatics Center in Littleton, a business Lynn’s father opened more than 58 years ago.

Lawyer works to keep a positive outlook on his quadriplegic status

Published: April 1, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury:

KEARNEY — Just one finger, a hand, an arm. That’s all Jeff Wirth is asking for.

In the 13½ months since a minor crash, Wirth hasn’t been able to voluntarily move any of his limbs from his chest down or to care for himself. He’s a quadriplegic.

“One arm would be huge. Being able to drive a wheelchair, sign a check, change a channel, grab a phone — one hand would be nice. Anything. … So far, nothing,” he told the Hub on a recent visit.

Craig Hospital: Redefining Scuba Diving

Published: July 2, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Elizabeth “EB” Forst always felt comfortable in the water.

Exhibit shows stories of life with spinal cord, brain injury

Published: August 30, 2015

ENGLEWOOD – A unique photo exhibit will give people the chance to meet 12 every inspiring people who have something in common.

They live with spinal cord or brain injury.

​Craig Hospital unveils new sculpture

Published: August 10, 2015

​Craig Hospital unveils new sculptureSculptor has personal ties to hospital after husband’s spinal cord injury

Englewood, CO–Craig Hospital will unveil a new sculpture at the hospital’s newly renovated front entrance on August 11, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. Colorado sculptor Madeline Wiener created the marble piece which depicts a woman helping a man off the ground.

“I hope that people immediately grasp the care given at Craig and the determination of the patient who may be in the worst shape on entry to Craig, but accomplishing the impossible,” said Wiener.

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