Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tag: Surfing

Drone gives paralysed former surfer a new perspective on life

"It is the little things – the sound of the lapping of water against the bottom of his board and seeing the beach from a different point of view – that Islander James Bedding...

Half of spinal cord injury patients may still have some connectivity, Australian study finds

The sensation James Stanley misses most is the squidgey feeling of wet sand between his toes. Sometimes it's dangling his legs into cool water, and the feeling of soft grass under his feet. "They're very...

‘I never got to thank the stranger who saved my life’ – Coldplay fan...

Rob O'Byrne was left in a wheelchair after he dived into the shallow end of a swimming pool A Dublin man has described his "nightmare holiday" after he was left paralysed in a freak accident...

Surfer finds freedom in California

Jay Liesener, Team Surfgimp conquer more than just West Coast waves With sunburnt cheeks and scabbed-over nose, Jay Liesener’s face tells it all. His recent trip to surf California’s southern coast was a success. That’s a...

Guy in Wheelchair Crowd Surfs to Join Coldplay On Stage in Dublin

https://youtu.be/DKXTBjYuqls A Coldplay fan crowd-surfed over to the stage in his wheelchair and was then invited on to perform with the band. Amazing. During last night's show in Croke Park, Dublin, last night Coldplay front-man...

Kindness, courage help quadriplegic two years after devastating accident

Todd Duitsman has made extraordinary progress since he suffered spinal-cord injuries while body surfing at Big Beach on Maui in 2014. And with unfailing grace and good humor, he inspires others. EVERETT — With a...

A Paralyzed Florida Surfer Finds His Own ‘Perfect Wave’

For engineer Matt Bellina, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., riding the perfect wave was a group mission. More than 15 friends gathered on Florida's Cocoa Beach on a Saturday morning this summer. Their task? Get 40-year-old...

Quadriplegic Surfer Barney Miller Rides Waves to Recovery

https://youtu.be/7mIi87125ic New film 'You and Me' documents Barney's journey from wheelchair to surfboard and his friendship with Mick Fanning As a schoolboy, David ‘Barney’ Miller kept a journal where he wrote down his goals and aspirations...

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 Foundation and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for all...

Quadriplegic Jaimen Hudson’s soaring success

Left a quadriplegic by an accident at the age of 17, Jaimen Hudson never said die. Instead, he found a way to soar – and the world took notice. There's a time before, and a...