Friday, June 18, 2021

Tag: volunteer

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...

Record-breaking wheelchair team pulls plane at Heathrow to help disabled flying charity

https://youtu.be/0myh0ib7T7g UK charity Aerobility has joined forces with British Airways and Heathrow Airport Ltd to set a new record for the Heaviest aircraft pulled over 100m by a wheelchair team. On the 23 November 2018, the...

Quadriplegic creates Boulder trail guide for people with disabilities

BOULDER, 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...

Modified wheelchair that climbed Snowdon crowned at Remap awards

A modified wheelchair pieced together so that a campaigner could use it to climb Mount Snowdon is one of the winning pieces of equipment at the Remap awards, which took place recently. The “Snowdon Push”...

Wheelchair no barrier for rescue worker

'There are no words to describe the things I've seen,' says photographer Being confined to a wheelchair Being a wheelchair user with a spinal cord injury didn’t stop one determined Michoacán man from contributing to...

Life goes on after acquired disability

ON A summer day in 1985, Bruce Stark got up, went to work and became a quadriplegic. Bruce, who is president of the Sunshine Coast's first independent disability services organization, 121 Care, gives an...

Working or volunteering after a Spinal Cord Injury

The majority of spinal cord injuries are still caused by traumatic events, such as road traffic accidents or falls. Sports injuries and violence are also common causes of spinal cord injuries. A (so-called) non-traumatic...

Back-Up Trust

We are here to inspire independence in anyone affected by spinal cord injury and to encourage everyone to get the most from their lives. We work with people of all ages, from young children...

Control a computer with your tongue

New device would let severely paralyzed people surf the Web PHOENIX, Ariz. — A new tongue-controlled computer mouse would allow someone with no working arms or legs to use a computer. With such a device,...

Pathway Study accepting potential Spinal Cord Injury volunteers for trial

THE PATHWAY STUDY HAS CLOSED ENROLLMENT AS OF MAY 31 2016! Researchers are currently evaluating the potential of stem cell transplantation as a treatment for many neurological disorders, including spinal cord injury (SCI). Stem cells...