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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.
A quadriplegic man delighted a stadium of thousands last weekend by playing The National Anthem on a musical device that he created to overcome his disability.
Tasha Schuh is used to getting embarrassing questions about her sex life.
Schuh, paralyzed from the chest down since she fell through a stage trap door in 1997 during a rehearsal for her high school musical, said she understands why people are curious.
“You know, I live in a very small town,” said Schuh, 36, of Ellsworth, Wis. “People would stop me at the grocery store and were, like, ‘Um, how’s that going to work?’”
Schuh isn’t afraid to overshare when she answers.
Sakshi Malik Turns Up to Support the Cause as Indian Spinal Injuries Centre Observes Spinal Cord Injury Day at Talkatora Stadium
Survivors of serious spinal injuries led the celebrations, putting on display a series of power-packed performances that showcased their unwavering audacity and spirit of survival, at a unique cultural event to mark the 2nd Spinal Cord Injury Day. The performances very appropriately reinforced the theme of this year’s Spinal Cord Injury Day “YES WE CAN”.
A Coldplay fan crowd-surfed over to the stage in his wheelchair and was then invited on to perform with the band. Amazing.
Musician Ryan “Gooch” Nelson was 18 when a car accident left him paralyzed.
Lee Bullock cannot move most of his body, but he still does more with his time than many able-bodied people.
Mr Bullock became quadriplegic at the age of five after he was hit by a car.
He has been in a wheelchair for more than three decades, which he described as a “very long time to be sitting on your bum”.
But he does not let his wheelchair slow him down, spending his time writing songs and screenplays.
A few years ago Jeremy Olson discovered something that could dramatically improve the quality of life of many people.
We already know that the harmonica is one of the most versatile, easy to play and affordable instruments out there. But what makes the harmonica special is that it is the perfect instrument if you have sustained a high level spinal cord injury.
This is because the harmonica is one of the few instruments that can be played hands-free.
Five months recording, three months editing and post-producing, one GoPro 3 + Black edition, seven different camera positions, mounted on a Power Wheelchair and myself.