Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Tag: Motivation

What People Don’t Know About Staying Fit In a Wheelchair

"If I get too heavy, I can't do basic things like shower or get myself in and out of my bed or car." I'm 31...

Travis Roy to Receive Honorary Degree

Former Terrier hockey player now major supporter of spinal cord research https://youtu.be/Il_n5jBQifM In the video above, Travis Roy reflects on his life 20 years after a...

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, from Olympian to paraplegic to inspiration

Even when life becomes too hectic for Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, she finds a way to progress in her spinal cord rehabilitation. For 2 ½ months,...

Lift the Burden

Imagine being robbed of the ability to move your hands and of having to depend on a wheelchair or crutches, and in the worst-case scenario, of being bed-ridden for the rest of your life. Then think of what it would take for you to lead a dignified, fulfilling and inspirational life.

Understanding Disability: Spinal cord injury doesn’t stop Santa Fe man from seeking adventures

The World Health Organization estimates every year between 250,000 and 500,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury from an accident. Studies report that men account for 61 percent of all traumatic spinal cord injuries and women 39 percent. At 17 years old, Gene Rodgers had plans to homestead in Alaska until he fell from a cliff, breaking his neck and causing instant paralysis from the shoulders down.

Weightlifting helps spinal-cord-injured man rebuild body, confidence

John Lee likes to brag about Paul Jones, one of his clients at the gym he operates in back of his home in East...

The Site That Breathes

"Life is not measured by the number breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." This quote has two meanings...

Festival of Ability celebration

As 16-year-old Luke Watt expertly manoeuvres his wheelchair around his car, he lovingly polishes the bonnet with a cloth. Luke was born with no...

Spinal Injuries Awareness Week

Meet Martin Hume. Almost three years ago the 21-year-old from Elanora on the Gold Coast suffered major spinal injuries after a wakeboarding accident only...

GameBase

The SpecialEffect Charity, which runs the GameBase, began as a result of an award winning Ace Centre Project. SpecialEffect is dedicated to helping ALL young...