Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tag: Recreation

Quadriplegics can hunt again with Be Adaptive Equipment

Published: November 5, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Be Adaptive manufactures adaptive shooting equipment for all physical disabilities. Whether you just need help pulling the trigger or if you are a high quad with no hand or arm movement, Be Adaptive has you covered with a specially designed piece of equipment to meet your needs!

Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds Passage of Bill Making Air Travel More Accessible

Published: October 4, 2018

Passage comes following the 32nd anniversary of the original landmark Air Carrier Access Act designed to protect passengers with disabilities

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —Paralyzed Veterans of America is hailing the passage of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 302) through the U.S. Senate today by a vote of 93 to 6. The legislation includes a ‘bill of rights’ and an advisory panel for passengers with disabilities, as well as revised training and procedures for TSA screenings of people with disabilities.

People with quadriplegia and paraplegia get a chance to experience paintball in an epic...

Published: August 13, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va – On Monday, a group of 20 quadriplegics and paraplegics in wheelchairs battled head-to-head on the paintball field to spread a great message.

Access Trax – Beach Trax Portable Temporary Wheelchair Pathway

Published: July 25, 2018

Beach Trax is a lightweight, foldable temporary pathway designed to increase access for wheelchair users over uneven terrain such as sand, gravel, dirt, or grass.

The latest design provides universal access to wheelchair users, pedestrians, carts and strollers. With Beach Trax, you can spend more time doing the things you want and need to do, instead of worrying how you’ll get there. Our pathway provides Access for Life.

Quadriplegic creates Boulder trail guide for people with disabilities

Published: July 15, 2018

Quadriplegic creates Boulder trail guide for people with disabilitiesBOULDER, Colo. — Exploring the many trails Boulder has to offer is how Topher Downham connects with the world around him.

“I love the connection and the solitude you get sometimes,” Downham said. “One of my favorite things is just a stream going by. That trickle, it just calms me.”

But just getting to a stream about a quarter mile down the South Boulder Creek Trail is harder for Downham than most people.

His life changed after diving into a swimming pool 20 years ago.

Burning desire: Quadriplegic artist turns sun’s rays into portrait of Oilers’ McDavid

Published: May 26, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

‘He’s going up on my wall,’ Norm Shewchuk says of the picture he created on wood

Growing up in Gimli, Man., Norm Shewchuk was passionate about hockey.

But in 1983, a life-altering accident ended his dream of playing the game.

“I was 16 and playing league hockey, and I just went for the puck in the corner and I got cross-checked from behind and I went headfirst into the boards,” Shewchuk said in an interview with CBC News.

Sit Ski Trainer helps people with spinal cord injuries

Published: March 30, 2018

An inventor on the western slope is trying to help everyone ski, particularly people with spinal cord injuries.

HAYDEN — At his workshop near the town of Hayden, Wes Dearborn has an inspiring view that has helped inspire an invention to help people with disabilities learn to ski.

“Get people out skiing again,” said Dearborn.

He has spent the last 7 years working on something he calls the “Sit Ski Trainer.”

LifeWaters: Disabled scuba diving non-profit improves lives

Published: March 6, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

LifeWaters“I never realized how majestic it would be. Scuba diving is magical.”

ST. LOUIS – For scuba divers like Jessi and Jamie Hatfield, taking the plunge beneath the waves is a gift.

“I never realized how majestic it would be. Scuba diving is magical,” said Jessi Hatfield, who convinced her husband to give diving a try.

The Hatfields, married five years, estimate they’ve dived in the ocean more than 40 times.

For more than 30 years, A-1 Scuba and Craig Hospital have partnered to provide...

Published: January 10, 2018

Deep beneath the surface of a crystal blue pool or a dark green ocean, differences tend to fade. As a former physical therapist at Craig Hospital of Englewood and longtime scuba diver, Scott Taylor knows this better than most.

“Water is the great equalizer,” he frequently says.

He and his wife, Lynn, own and operate A-1 Scuba and Travel Aquatics Center in Littleton, a business Lynn’s father opened more than 58 years ago.

How adaptive ski programs are giving the injured their lives back

Published: December 5, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury:

IT’S A COBALT-SKY, 13-inch powder day at Tahoe’s Alpine Meadows and Matt Leonard is on the bunny slope. This isn’t exactly where Leonard, a 29-year-old avid skier who grew up in Vermont and now lives in San Francisco, wants to be. He can see the top of the mountain from his perch on the resort’s green-circle Subway chair and he knows there’s a foot of fresh slathering the steeps on the peaks above him. But today, this flat, groomed run is where Leonard will be skiing.

Two years ago, in late February of 2015, Leonard caught an edge while skiing those very steeps at Alpine Meadows. A strong, confident skier, that day, a freak misstep changed his life. He lost control and slammed into a lift tower.

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