Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tag: Personal Story

Quad Gods: The world-class gamers who play with their mouths

Chris Scott was falling towards the ground above Long Island, New York, when he realised that something was wrong. An experienced skydiving instructor with around 6,000 jumps behind him, this should have just been another...

Woman with spinal cord injury shares pregnancy journey to bring visibility to people in...

A woman with a spinal cord injury who has been a wheelchair user her entire life, is sharing her joy with the world about getting pregnant. Alyssa Higgins, 30, from Rockland County, New York,...
Ryan Shazier Fund

Ryan Shazier Launches New Nonprofit to Support Spinal Cord Injuries

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier today announced the launch of his new 501(c)3, the Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation. In 2017, Shazier suffered a devastating on-field spinal cord injury after a head-on collision,...

Walter Lewis holds world record for longest living quadriplegic

GAUTIER, Miss. (WLOX) - Claiming a world record is never easy, but one man in Gautier has had a longer road to a record than most. Guinness World Record holders are often known for accomplishing...

Eric LeGrand Reflects on Decade Teaching Others to Believe

Ten years after he suffered a spinal cord injury during a football game at MetLife Stadium that left him paralyzed, Eric LeGrand continues to serve as an inspiration at Rutgers, around the state and...

Blink of an Eye Podcast

Blink of an Eye explores life stories of trauma, loss, awakenings and epiphanies, beginning with my own story when I got the call that one of my 5 children, Archer, was in a catastrophic...

She broke her back mountain biking. Now she’s a Yale New Haven nurse.

NEW HAVEN — Lindsey Runkel says there are no inappropriate questions to ask her. There certainly are many questions to ask. Like, how does a nurse, paralyzed from the chest down, do her job from a...

Quadriplegic Record-Breaking Esports Gamer RockyNoHands Signs with Luminosity

Rocky Stoutenburgh, a.k.a. RockyNoHands, has just made history yet again. The pro gamer was previously inducted into the Guinness World Records 2020 and Guinness World Records 2020 Gamer's Edition, earning two different records in Fortnite while using...
Dinesh Palipana

Emergency Department Dr with a wheelchair

https://youtu.be/9GxtQo1Xj-s Dinesh Palipana was a young medical student with a promising career ahead of him, when a car accident left him with C6/7 spinal cord injury and facing life with tetraplegia. The abrupt change saw...

COVID‐19 and Spinal Cord Injuries: The viewpoint from an emergency department resident with quadriplegia

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) present distinct physiological and social considerations for the emergency physician. During the COVID‐19 pandemic, these considerations may generate unique challenges for emergency physicians managing patients with SCIs. Physiological disruptions may...