Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tag: Interview

Quadriplegic bride marries her Iron Man

Published: June 7, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Tracy Todd Wedding 1Tracy Todd recently married the man of her dreams in a beautiful ceremony witnessed by friends, family and members of her community.

Tracy Todd’s life changed forever 18 years ago when an accident left her paralysed from the neck down. Tracy was but a newlywed with a 10-month old baby boy. Following the horrific accident Tracy was left to pick up the pieces and start afresh.

In a no-holds barred interview with us, Tracy revealed how she not only lost the use of her upper and lower limbs, but with unflinching honesty, also told us that she lost her career, her independence and her husband (they got divorced a year after the accident).

Rollin’ Down The Runway: What Happens When High Fashion Meets a Wheelchair

Published: February 17, 2016

Model Alexandra KutasThe fashion industry isn’t particularly well known for it’s diversity and inclusion. When we hear the term “fashion model,” we often think of tall, sleek, and slender young women.

But there are more than a few trailblazers out there shaking up that idea, including Alexandra Kutas. Paralyzed since birth, this Ukrainian model and accessibility advocate came to New York Fashion Week to court designers, photographers, and publishers, and to show that models come in all shapes and sizes.

Alberta men share inspiring stories of life-altering spinal cord injuries

Published: September 24, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Dr Ian Rigby life after spinal cord injury

CALGARY – Two survivors of devastating spinal cord injuries shared their stories with Global News, describing their paralysis and the very different ways their lives have changed since losing their ability to walk.

Jesse Billauer: Happiness Interview

Published: June 30, 2013 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Surfer-Jesse-BillauerYou’re 17, and the most pressing concerns in your life are binge-drinking, prom, and being your parents’ worst nightmare.  The so-called “real world” is incomprehensible to you, and you’re still proud of that freshly printed piece of plastic in your wallet called a “driver’s license.” Doesn’t 17 seem far away?  That’s because, for most of us, it is.  Senior year, college, jobs, and attendant emotional baggage have come and gone since then.  But 17 is how old Jesse Billauer was when he lost the use of his legs.  He was just a kid.

The Late Teddy Pendergrass Talks Career After Spinal Cord Injury

Published: June 18, 2007 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Singer Teddy Pendergrass has a voice of gold and was one of our favorite R&B and Soul singers. He made music that we will always remember and had a special sound that we couldn’t forget, even if we’d wanted to.

Check out this interview that he’d had before his passing, where he openly spoke about his career after getting paralyzed from a tragic car accident:

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