Monday, June 14, 2021

Tag: New York

David Whalen National Anthem

Paralyzed Man Stuns Crowd by performing The National Anthem with a Jamboxx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFVcPqlUy3M 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. 56-year-old Dave Whalen has been paralyzed from the neck...

Asterias stem cell therapy shows promise in spinal cord paralysis: U.S. study

An experimental stem cell therapy developed by Asterias Biotherapeutics restored some movement to patients paralyzed by recent spinal cord injuries, according to interim data from a small study being presented on Wednesday. One of the...

Paralyzed man keeps busy driving for Uber

Luigi Girotto, of Rye, N.Y., drives his Uber van through the streets of Greenwich. Girotto is a quadriplegic and offers rides to clients with special transportation needs in his wheelchair-accessible van. His van has special driving controls that make it possible to operate with a limited range of motion.

Help Bring Back Spinal Cord Injury Research Funding

During the past four years, important New York State funding for the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) have been diverted to offset the New York State budget deficit. The end result has been...

Eric LeGrand Sees Childhood Dream Come True on the Cover of Sports Illustrated

Growing up as a kid, Eric LeGrand dreamed of seeing himself on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He could have never imagined it coming like this, however. LeGrand, the former Rutgers defensive tackle, collided...

Skydiving Quadriplegic’s Death Raises Questions of Safety for Disabled Thrill Seekers

The death of 27-year-old Zack Fogle, a quadriplegic with a passion for skydiving, has sparked a debate over safety standards for disabled thrill seekers. Fogle, who was partially paralyzed from the neck down, died skydiving...