Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: Family and Friends

Dating After a Spinal Cord Injury

Don’t let your spinal cord injury tank your self-esteem. Forty-seven people get a spinal cord injury every day in the U.S. That’s more than 17,500 new spinal cord injuries each year. But for each of...

Childhood Friends, Paralyzed at Different Times, Turn to Fitness and Each Other For Support

https://youtu.be/msCM6pD8Kws A twist of fate brought these friends closer than they had ever been. CJ Bellamy, 29, and David Kellam, 30, were both paralyzed in separate incidents years apart, but now the childhood friends have...

Eric LeGrand Shares Words of Wisdom with Riverview Students

DENVILLE, NJ – Eric LeGrand stopped by Riverview Elementary School in Denville to share pearls of wisdom with its third, fourth and fifth graders on Wednesday, April 3. Approximately 200 students attended the assembly...

No Limits: Paralyzed man motivates others with wheelchair art

It all started with rain-soaked wheelchair tire treads that patterned across the driveway of Jeremy Bigelow’s Holland home. “I was driving through puddles in my driveway one day, and seeing the tracks all over the...

Teen In Wheelchair Marches In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade With Friend’s Help

https://youtu.be/GbVoQsA7N90 Drew Bell was born with Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair to get around, but he wouldn’t let that dash his dream of marching with his school band. With the help of brass leader Kailey...
Rachelle Chapman

Rachelle Chapman, quadriplegic mother shares journey, answers tough questions in her new blog

It's been eight years since the night of Rachelle Chapman's Bachelorette party where a playful push into a pool left her quadriplegic. Since then, Rachelle became a wife, starred in a TLC television show, joined...

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!”...

Paralysis Couldn’t Keep This Minnesota Farmer Down

A snowmobile accident left Ryan Buck paralyzed from the chest down. Ten years ago, Ryan Buck and Lauren Carlson had bright plans for their future. Ryan, 26, was a farmer in Goodhue, Minnesota, who sold...

Paralyzed in 2014 crash that killed her beloved husband, Robinette Tilley stays in family...

Robinette Tilley is the boss. The fact that she rides a wheelchair now instead of a motorcycle hasn’t changed that. Tilley was in her customary spot, sitting behind her husband, Don, on his Harley-Davidson when...

Quadriplegic with ‘Extreme Home Makeover’ defies odds, still improving

Brian Keefer has always been an adrenaline junkie. A 2008 gymnastics accident in which Keefer suffered a spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic could have stopped him, but it didn't. "Brian’s had some adventures...