Tag: Dustin Shillcox
Changing the lives for those that are living with a disability.
After crossing the finish line in the New York City Marathon Sunday, hand cyclist Dustin Shillcox had a message for the millions of people living with paralysis. “I’m living proof nothing is impossible.”
The 31-year-old from Green River, Wyoming, is paralyzed from the chest down, but that didn’t stop him from racing in the marathon and crossing the finish line in one hour, 46 minutes and 49 seconds.
“It’s hard to put into words how I felt crossing the finish line,” Shillcox said. “I thought about Christopher Reeve, and the millions living with paralysis who are told there is no hope for recovery.”
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In what’s being hailed as a breakthrough in spinal cord injury research, four men paralyzed from the chest down have risen from their wheelchairs on their own volition and effort.
SALT LAKE CITY — While in his mid-20s, Dustin Shillcox learned that he would never walk again.
A car accident in August 2010 left him paralyzed from the chest down.
A few short years later, Shillcox is close to achieving what had seemed impossible: walking. He is the recipient of a pacemaker-like device that allows him to move in ways that were previously unimaginable.
He is the fourth person ever to have received an epidural stimulator implant through the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center.