Thursday, September 23, 2021

Tag: Quality Of Life

Inspiring, long-surviving disability advocate Walt Lawrence grateful for 50 years of support

He’s been paralyzed from the neck down for 50 years and that makes Walt Lawrence either the longest surviving ventilator-dependent quadriplegic in B.C. or...

Neuroscientists restore significant bladder control to 5 men with spinal cord injuries

In UCLA study, magnetic stimulation of lower spine eliminates need for catheter for up to 4 weeks More than 80 percent of the 250,000 Americans...

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

When Debbie Soliz first got injured, she was told motherhood might never happen for her. Now, she dedicates her life to showing other women...

Bladder Function After Spinal Cord Injury May Be Improved by New Drug

Upon testing the drug in mice models of spinal cord injury over a one-month period, they found that bladder volume decreased to near-normal size. An...

Tendon Transfer: Restoring Hand & Arm Function to Spinal Cord Patients

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsVWs49cyhM After suffering a severe spinal cord injury from a bad fall at work, Scott McConnell had little function remaining in his hands and arms....
The 10 Best Cities for Accessibility

The 10 Best Cities for Accessibility

Metro DC, Salt Lake City, and Tampa are leading the way in accessibility for housing, public transit, attractions and healthcare. With Global Accessibility Awareness Day...
Casey Moore's Trackchair

David’s Chair opens the way back into the outdoors

Casey Moore’s withered right hand pushes the small joystick that thrusts a special wheelchair down a TouVelle State Park trail, with the chair’s tracks...

Department of Defense Awards $2.5M for Improving Spinal Cord Injury in Rehabilitation

In the United States, more than 280,000 people—including 42,000 military veterans—are affected by spinal cord injury (SCI), including limb weakness and paralysis. While rehabilitation...

Study shows bowel care is top concern for those with spinal cord injury

Cardiovascular physiology researcher Victoria Claydon's latest study, published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, focuses on the results of her multi-national study, which surveyed almost...

Disabled TV Host’s Speech ‘Why Am I Still Alive’ Which Has Inspired Millions Despite...

You might have come across her inspirational speech being shared online, in which she talked about how her husband jumped out of the car...