Friday, April 16, 2021

Tag: Quadriplegic

Neil Sachse’s life as quadriplegic following VFL accident revealed in new book

In round two of the 1975 VFL season, Neil Sachse was a promising South Australian Aussie Rules footballer playing his second match for Footscray. He had just come from winning a premiership with SANFL's North Adelaide and was ready to make his mark on the Victorian competition. After winning a loose ball in the match against Fitzroy, Mr Sachse turned to run, and ducked into an attacking player. The split second movement shunted Mr Sachse's neck and the resultant spinal injury left him a quadriplegic.

Quadriplegic prepares for Mount Adams climb with Pasco man’s expertise

Fifteen years after Pete Rieke of Pasco became the first paralyzed climber to conquer Mount Rainier on his own power, he’s taking on a bigger challenge. He’s building a snow sled for Simon Calcavecchia, 32,...

Questions with Bob Sansevere Quadriplegic athlete Jennifer Peterson

In 1983, at age 17, Jennifer Peterson was injured while downhill skiing. The injury left her a quadriplegic, with no use of her legs and limited use of her arms. While her body was...

Quadriplegic overcomes obstacles to pursue horse racing passion

KELOWNA – She’s not exactly a typical horse rider but 62-year-old Adrienne Colby isn’t letting her disability get in the way of her passion. When Colby was 30, a car accident left her a...

Quadriplegic teacher helped make history

HOUSTON — After the head-on car crash, Lex Frieden thought he was OK. He’d been in the back seat, not the front, that fall night in 1967, and he wasn’t bleeding. “I’m fine,” he said, as...

Paralysed man regains use of hand after operation

Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored some hand function in a quadriplegic patient

Quadriplegic talks about continuing an active life

ANDOVER — After he suffered a spinal cord injury last July, the word "pride'' took on a different meaning for Chris Boshar. He uses it as an acronym for: Patience, respect, integrity, determination and empathy. "No...

Special delivery: Quadriplegic gives birth to twins in Hamilton hospital

Sandra Burton would never feel the wrenching labour pains signaling her twin girls were ready to come into the world. It was one of the many risks of her pregnancy, and the one that most...

Queen on wheels seeks next crown

Jenni Taylor, 24, of Minnetonka, is the reigning Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota. A quadriplegic after a car accident, she speaks to kids with a message of not being afraid of people in wheelchairs. Jenni Taylor isn't...

Quadriplegic Physician Dr. Glen House Hosts New Radio Show for Injured & Disabled on...

Quadriplegic Physician Dr. Glen House Hosts New Radio Show for Injured & Disabled on Health Radio (Naples, FL.) – HealthRadio.net is pleased to announce its newest online radio show Dr. House: Living with and Beyond...