Tag: Mouth Painting
Adaptive Innovation’s motorised mouth painting easel allows someone with a disability such as quadriplegia to paint independently
David McCauley can barely move his right hand and can’t move the fingers on his left. But the Jersey City resident is moving crowds with his art and his drive to “Rise Up” above his disability.
In 2008, McCauley sustained a spinal cord injury during a diving accident which left him paralyzed from the chest down. With support from his loved ones and innovative body weight support training, McCauley has been able to improve his health and managed to find new ways to express himself.
Tommy Hollenstein is an artist with a spinal cord injury, but unlike others in his situation, he rejected the usual method of mouthpainting. Tommy uses the wheels on his power chair to create colorful, unique works of art.
HOUSTON — He lost the use of his limbs but found a love for art — now a local artist is on a mission to help others with spinal cord injuries.
Michael Monaco would like to move his arms. In his dreams, he would like to walk his dogs, drive a car, greet a visitor to his Lincoln Park home at the front door, standing.
In his dreams, he would like to walk his dogs, drive a car, greet a visitor to his Lincoln Park home at the front door, standing.
But reality for Monaco is his wheelchair. It moves when he blows into a strawlike tube. His hands are strapped to the arms of the chair. He cannot lift them.
Christina Symanski is a painter. She has an exhibit going on right now at Kean University in New Jersey.
I’m happy to report that my recent exhibit opening was a big success. This particular exhibit is my third art exhibit and second solo show. The exhibit is at Kean University, in their Student Art Gallery. The gallery is located in Vaughn-Eames, which is the art building. Vaughn-Eames has two art galleries on the first floor, as well as a small theater. The opening reception was held in the Vaughn-Eames building lobby, from two to five p.m., Sunday, September 13, 2009. The exhibit will be available for viewing until October, 2, 2009. If you have friends or family that live in the area, please tell about the show.
WillWalk, an Austin based non-profit organization has committed itself to be at the forefront of ending Paralysis. WillWalk will raise $3 million to help fund the first non-controversial human stem cell trials for people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).
The money raised will fund the first of this kind of research in the U.S. The stem cells being used are a non-controversial adult stem cell from umbilical cord blood. These studies will be a landmark achievement in medicine and will be the first time stem cells are used on humans to treat chronic SCI.
There’s a growing risk of spinal cord injuries. Austin doctors say the summer months pose the biggest threat.
Jared Dunten, 35, became paralyzed from the neck down during a summer vacation trip in April of 2000
“Sometimes it seems like it’s been forever….sometimes it doesn’t seem like long at all,” said Dunten.
He dove into the Rio Grande River.
It was the early 1980s, and Robb Dunfield, 19, was ready to celebrate the first night of summer with his friends in Vancouver’s Spanish Banks.
Looking for a high spot to watch a flotilla of tall ships in the dimming light, they climbed up to the third floor of a condo under construction, and were ready to settle into an unfinished balcony.
The two-by-four that was the railing, attached to the skeletal building by two nails, gave way as his two friends put their weight on it.