Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: diving accident

Walter Lewis holds world record for longest living quadriplegic

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...
Geoffrey Craigie

‘There’s definitely hope,’ Muskegon man receives rare stem cell therapy

Geoffrey Craigie, 29, suffered a traumatic spine injury on New Year's Eve in 2017 that paralyzed him from the neck down. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Nobody knows exactly what happened on New Year's Eve...

Groom-To-Be Who Was Paralyzed at Bachelor Party Marries Fiancée Months Later

Meg Alexander and her boyfriend, Brett Greenhill, had one of the best proposal scenes. Brett proposed to Meg after the two completed a 5-mile run together. Meg accepted, and they were one of the...

Life-changing injury leads to research career for Peter Grahn, Ph.D.

WILLMAR — A diving accident the summer after he graduated from Willmar High School changed the whole course of Peter Grahn's life. The spinal cord injury he suffered was life-altering but it's also what led...
Francesco Clark

How a diving accident led Clark’s Botanicals creator to a renewed sense of purpose

The story behind the popular Clark's Botanicals skincare line is one of resilience and survival. Entrepreneur Francesco Clark started the beauty line as a kitchen sink operation, and now it's used by stars like...

‘What I can do, not can’t do’

Four years after life-changing accident, he's back in the race Jake Anderson is a competitor. A captain of the Chanhassen boys hockey team in 2011-12, he scored 10 goals, helping the Storm to its...
Casey Moore's Trackchair

David’s Chair opens the way back into the outdoors

Casey Moore’s withered right hand pushes the small joystick that thrusts a special wheelchair down a TouVelle State Park trail, with the chair’s tracks carrying him over rocks and thick grass. “It feels like I’m...

Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of Joni’s Diving Accident

Recently I was at my desk writing to Tommy, a 17-year-old boy who just broke his neck body surfing off the Jersey shore. He’s now a quadriplegic. He will live the rest of his life in...

A ‘freak’ accident sidelines lifelong athlete with severe spinal cord injury

Some people have natural athletic abilities, and Quebec-born Erin Saari, is one of them. “I’ve been playing sports my entire life. I grew up playing soccer, played basketball, volleyball. Any sport really, you name it,...

Why I Don’t Let Adversity Define My Life After Spinal Cord Injury

I love lacing up my turquoise Nike running shoes each morning. However, every time I leave my house, going for a jog is the furthest thing from my mind as the door closes behind me....