Friday, June 18, 2021

Tag: swimming

Best Sports to Play Following a Spinal Cord Injury

Sustaining any form of serious injury can be terrifying, however, when that injury affects your spinal cord, it can be somewhat even more worrying. This is particularly true for those who have always been...

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 bottom of the ocean". Ms Florrimell, 31, undertook a ground-breaking scuba...

Quadriplegic Man’s passion for paddling helps other disabled people adjust

We take so much for granted, but there are those around us who make us feel comfortable with the world no matter what it may throw at you. I believe that thought popped into my...

Paralyzed Veterans of America highlights the UnstoppABLE spirit of veterans in new public service...

Campaign aims to inspire all those living with a disability to be UnstoppABLE in their everyday lives WASHINGTON (October 22, 2018) — UnstoppABLE is a new, high-impact, public service announcement (PSA) campaign from Paralyzed Veterans...

“I have a lot of sports to play”, says wheelchair basketball player Kartiki Patel

Kartiki is headed for the Asian Para Games qualifiers in Bangkok next month Almost 10 years ago, Kartiki Patel woke up in a hospital bed and couldn’t feel her legs. She was relieved, though,...

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 Craig Hospital of Englewood and longtime scuba diver, Scott Taylor...

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 of the borrowed wet suit she was wearing, and took...

Swimmer determined to help others after injury left him paralyzed

SONOMA, Calif. (KGO) -- ABC7 is recognizing a swimmer who is determined to help others after a spinal cord injury left him paralyzed. There are those days that will change your life forever. For Theo...

Focus on your ability and not your disability, says Justin Vijay Jesudas

Spinal cord injury has not stopped Justin Vijay Jesudas from pursuing his dreams “All things are difficult before becoming easy,” says Justin Vijay Jesudas. After a car accident left him paralysed from below the neck...