Saturday, April 4, 2020

Tag: Parenting

Quadriplegic mother over comes the odds; reaches goals

Published: May 12, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

BENTON, Ark.-A Benton mother not letting an injury stop her from reaching her goals.

Jen Goodwin suffered a spinal cord injury from a boating accident 11 years ago.

She has her dream job and enjoying life with her son Beckham!

Rachelle Chapman, quadriplegic mother shares journey, answers tough questions in her new blog

Published: August 31, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Rachelle ChapmanIt’s been eight years since the night of Rachelle Chapman’s Bachelorette party where a playful push into a pool left her quadriplegic.

Since then, Rachelle became a wife, starred in a TLC television show, joined a quadriplegic rugby team and became a mother.

“I literally don’t know what I did before I was a mom,” Chapman confessed. “She’s so entertaining.”

A Spinal Cord Injury Can’t Stand In The Way Of A Great Mom

Published: June 11, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

When Debbie Soliz first got injured, she was told motherhood might never happen for her. Now, she dedicates her life to showing other women with spinal cord injuries that anything is possible.

“He learned I couldn’t pick him up,” Debbie Soliz says. “So we fixed it so my son Allan could climb on a chair and climb on my table.” She points to the table attached to her wheelchair, which Allan broke at age 8. “And he would say, ‘mom, this is my place. And I’m not going to stop sitting here until it breaks’.”

Now 64, a social worker in Davis, California for the past 25 years, Debbie is an expert on being a mother with a spinal cord injury, or SCI.

Disability doesn’t prevent rural Iowa County man from coaching dance team

Published: November 27, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury:

BARNEVELD — Jeremy Amble always wanted to be a dairy farmer, but after a car accident on May 25, 1991, his goals quickly changed.

Amble suffered a spinal cord injury in that accident, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down except for limited use of his left arm. He has spent most of the ensuing 26½ years in a wheelchair.

But that hasn’t stopped Amble from making the most of his life. Two years after the accident, he married the woman who nursed him back to health in the hospital after his accident, and together they are the parents of two sets of twins. Despite his limited mobility, Jeremy publishes the weekly Barneveld Shopper from his home in rural Iowa County.

From father to quadriplegic: How rehab gave me my life back

Published: May 18, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

AFTER the accident the first thing I wanted to do was tell everybody I was going to walk again.

Just days after Christmas in 2014, I fell off the balcony of my Sydney northern beaches home. Our lives turned upside down in an instant.

With my wife Jo by my side, I was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital where it was confirmed that I had suffered a broken neck and crushed spinal cord as a result of the fall.

I suddenly became a C4 incomplete quadriplegic — a condition that left me with limited use of my legs and left arm, and paralysis of my right arm.

Ten Questions with Dr. Peter Grahn

Published: April 18, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Dr Peter GrahnIn the summer of 2005 just graduated Willmar Cardinal basketball player Pete Grahn was enjoying a swim in Green Lake with friends when his life changed for good.

It was an exciting time for Pete, he had graduated from Willmar senior high and was headed for Minnesota State- Moorhead to play college basketball and get his degree in biology. Pete was a smooth shooting forward who was very athletic and according to his coach Steve Grove “really worked hard to make himself into great Willmar Cardinal. He had a sweet left hand jump shot, loved to shoot the three’s.”

Paraplegic dad turns his wheelchair adventures with his six-year-old daughter into a children’s book

Published: October 4, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

glen-and-elaina-3Paraplegic man who thought he would never be a dad turns his wheelchair adventures with his six-year-old daughter into a children’s book

A man who thought he’d never have kids has chronicled the adventures he and his daughter have in his wheelchair, to give hope to parents with disabilities.

When Glen Dick, 47, from Chalfont, Pennsylvania was paralysed after suffering a spinal cord injury in 1995, he thought his dreams of becoming a father were over.

But in 2010, five years after getting hitched to his wife Monica, 35, the delighted couple welcomed their first child Elaina.

Parenting with a Spinal Cord Injury Presents Challenges and Opportunities

Published: November 13, 2015

Jennifer SextonHere is a list of positive things that can come from the experience.

Having a spinal cord injury affects everyone in the family. People who are newly injured often fear being unable to be a good parent.

Though being a parent with a spinal cord injury is challenging, there are some positive things that can result for you and your child.

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