Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tag: Personal Story

Off the cuff: How I fell in love with my wheelchair

Don’t ever call me ‘wheelchair bound’. My wheelchair doesn’t bind me — it liberates me The wheelchair represents many different things, depending on the beholder’s personal experience. Many is the time I have been acutely...

Australian scientist working on cure for spinal cord injury

https://youtu.be/DSdaDRTOE14 Professor Bryce Vissel from the University of Technology Sydney wants “no less than a cure” for spinal cord injury patients. In an extended interview with 60 Minutes, he says he is fighting to bring new...

Paralympian Mackenzie Soldan Is Making History in Wheelchair Tennis

The 26-year-old is the first wheelchair player to train full-time at the USTA National Campus. After winning Paralympic Gold at the 2016 Rio Games, Mackenzie Soldan considered the elite athlete chapter in her life to...

Ashlee can’t move her legs but she’s a certified scuba diver

Ashlee Florrimell is a self-proclaimed "water baby" so, despite being a paraplegic, it was a natural progression to start scuba diving and "exploring the bottom of the ocean". Ms Florrimell, 31, undertook a ground-breaking scuba...

Childhood Friends, Paralyzed at Different Times, Turn to Fitness and Each Other For Support

https://youtu.be/msCM6pD8Kws A twist of fate brought these friends closer than they had ever been. CJ Bellamy, 29, and David Kellam, 30, were both paralyzed in separate incidents years apart, but now the childhood friends have...

Eric LeGrand Shares Words of Wisdom with Riverview Students

DENVILLE, NJ – Eric LeGrand stopped by Riverview Elementary School in Denville to share pearls of wisdom with its third, fourth and fifth graders on Wednesday, April 3. Approximately 200 students attended the assembly...

C5 C6 Quadriplegics showing how we grip a pen

Live To Roll - In this video I show how I hold a pen to write and I asked 5 other C5 - C6 quads to show how they do it as well. I...

California’s accessible campsites put the outdoors within reach

When Steve Dalton sets up at Yosemite’s Housekeeping Camp, a popular campground along the Merced River with views of Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, it takes him back to childhood camping trips with his...

The tremendous spirit of tetraplegic Catriona Williams – who defies odds to fundraise for...

This year Catriona will complete a month-long cycle tour in France. It happened just before Christmas on the 10th of November 2002. "You never forget your date," she tells me. It was the day Catriona Williams, one...

Groom-To-Be Who Was Paralyzed at Bachelor Party Marries Fiancée Months Later

Meg Alexander and her boyfriend, Brett Greenhill, had one of the best proposal scenes. Brett proposed to Meg after the two completed a 5-mile run together. Meg accepted, and they were one of the...