Saturday, May 25, 2024

Tag: SCI Awareness

She’s paralyzed. He has no arms. Together, they’re a sleek athletic team.

Hector Picard and Kerry Gruson were each in their mid-20s when devastating events permanently changed their lives. As a young reporter heading to Vietnam to...

Lawyer works to keep a positive outlook on his quadriplegic status

KEARNEY — Just one finger, a hand, an arm. That’s all Jeff Wirth is asking for. In the 13½ months since a minor crash, Wirth...

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Parents recall their son’s C-spine injury 14 years later

When the board hit the severely sloping sand, deSatnick was toss head first into the hard, wet sand. His neck hurt, he knew that much, but he was still able to function. He walked around for about a day and a half before his father noticed his was holding his arms away from his body. When asked what was wrong, Chad told his father his arms were tingling.

Maryville woman seeks awareness for Syringomyelia

If you’ve never heard of syringomyelia, you aren’t alone, but a Maryville woman suffering from the spinal cord disorder hopes to change that as...

April is Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month

Paralyzed Veterans of America Continues its Push to Ensure Healthcare, Benefits and Jobs for All Veterans April 2015 marks Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month and...

Wheelchair basketball tournament in Winston-Salem helps raise awareness

Members of the Winston-Salem Triad Trackers wheelchair basketball team raced up and down the court Sunday against the Augusta Bulldogs, wheelchairs knocking together as...

Texas woman paralyzed from waist down after trampoline accident

When Grace Quiroz signed a liability waiver at a Dallas, Tex. area trampoline about three weeks ago, she didn’t think much of it. But,...

Three-year-old Evander Conroy stars in a new educational book as part of Spinal Injuries...

WHEN three-year-old Evander Conroy starts preschool in the New Year he will enter armed with a children’s storybook — all about him. Evander, from Hunters...

Spinal injuries change people’s lives every day

FOR Mackay man David Conway, Spinal Injury Awareness Week is about alerting people to the fact accidents can happen to anyone. The nationwide awareness week...