Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tag: Scuba Diving

Wheel the World launches accessible travel marketplace

Wheel the World has unveiled a new online travel marketplace to provide accessible travel to those living with disabilities. Backed by Booking.com, the accessible travel...

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...

A paraplegic scuba diver is helping disabled swimmers achieve their dreams

Nine years after a terrifying scuba accident crushed his spine, a paraplegic scuba diver is back in the water helping disabled divers. Rich Osborn, 30,...
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LifeWaters: Disabled scuba diving non-profit improves lives

"I never realized how majestic it would be. Scuba diving is magical." ST. LOUIS – For scuba divers like Jessi and Jamie Hatfield, taking...

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

Deep beneath the surface of a crystal blue pool or a dark green ocean, differences tend to fade. As a former physical therapist at...

Patients with paralysis learn how to scuba dive at the Kennedy Krieger Institute

As her father guided her wheelchair down the ramp alongside the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s pool on Saturday, 12-year-old Tylena Fisher fiddled with the folds...

Craig Hospital: Redefining Scuba Diving

Reflecting on my week long dive trip to Cozumel Mexico, the one thing that sticks out most in my head is the beauty of breathing underwater out of my wheelchair away from the throngs of living a life as a quadriplegic.

Sabrina Cohen Foundation to open accessible beach in Florida

On July 2, the Sabrina Cohen Foundation will be opening an accessible beach to the public, funded by grants from the Craig H. Nielsen...

Understanding Disability: Spinal cord injury doesn’t stop Santa Fe man from seeking adventures

The World Health Organization estimates every year between 250,000 and 500,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury from an accident. Studies report that men account for 61 percent of all traumatic spinal cord injuries and women 39 percent. At 17 years old, Gene Rodgers had plans to homestead in Alaska until he fell from a cliff, breaking his neck and causing instant paralysis from the shoulders down.

What a Scuba Diver with a Spinal Cord Injury Has to Teach Us About...

Stan Clawson loves to open the door for people. “They don’t expect it,” he says. Clawson, a filmmaker and communications professor based in Salt...