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Hello everyone, i really do not want to ask all of you this question but here goes.I have had a not so good of time this last few months. i had to have surgery, and one more yet right after the New Year to top it off my wheelchair has broken.the repair man says it cannot be fixed it's just not worth it he said. So i am chair less and not getting around.I just do not have the money fight now to get a used on, and insurance will not help.I have been looking all over and with no luck, so i come…Continue
There was exciting news this past week - a man experienced a positive result with olfactory stem cells! I think every step forward makes you evaluate your current lifestyle and what you are doing to keep moving forward. Are you working out? Staying strong? Managing your weight?
I think it's a good time to talk about locomotor training, and therapy geared toward getting you walking. There are many benefits to the body-weight-supported treadmill training. Your body is upright and…Continue
A Disabled Christmas Song On the first day of Christmas my doctor gave to me: a bunch of stuff for my disability. On the second day of Christmas my doctor gave to me… two grab bars and a bunch of stuff for my disability. On the third day of…Continue
I want to move to San Diego the end of this month or next month. I prefer to rent room in Mission Valley or Clairemont area. Do anybody know anybody who's willing to rent room in one of these areas? I tried craigslists and I'm not having any luck
I broke my back at the T-9 level in October, 2010. I am a complete para. I have had no pain relief since then. It only continues to get worse. It is slightly below the level of injury around T-10 and it wraps around my body like a vise. And it…Continue
To all my push rim brothers and sisters who may be sad or depressed. I have one solution for you stand up and live life!!! after injury you now have the chance to reinvent yourself and do whatever you like!!! Don't waste time become active with your…Continue
I would like to introduce you guys to a new adaptive sport that we've been playing for 5 years. Wheelchair Lacrosse is the latest full contact sport for paraplegics. If basketball is not your sport, wheelchair lacrosse might be right up your…Continue
Handi Accessories offers a diverse range of products at affordable prices for individuals with limited or no hand function. Our products focus on making things easier and faster in an effort to becoming more independent. Our products will help individuals with paralysis, stroke, arthritis, etc. Handi Accessories was founded by Talbot Kennedy, a C5-C6 quadriplegic.… Continue Reading »
A spinal cord injury can be a life-changing event. Within a few minutes, some of the very basic things you took for granted – walking, dressing yourself, driving a car-are taken away from you. Rebuilding your life after spinal cord injury is a long, arduous process with many bumps in the road that most people… Continue Reading »
A cycling injury that rendered him a quadriplegic nine years ago also inspired Jonathan Sigworth to create an organization that helps people with spinal cord injuries in India live fuller lives. A self-described disability advocate, filmmaker, and social entrepreneur, Sigworth shared his story with students during a December 2 talk sponsored by the Christian Fellowship… Continue Reading »
Chapter One – Scientist and Son Murray Blackmore stood at the lectern and tried to take in the dark conference room, the men and women in wheelchairs waiting for him to wrest a little hope from science. But in his preoccupied state, the room was a blur and hope a struggle.The 39-year-old researcher took a… Continue Reading »
TORONTO – A Canadian-led international team of researchers has begun solving the mystery of just how a specialized cell taken from a person’s skin is reprogrammed into an embryonic-like stem cell, from which virtually any other cell type in the body can be generated. The research is being touted as a breakthrough in regenerative medicine… Continue Reading »