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Friendship helps spinal cord injury survivor tackle next challenge: learning to drive

Published: July 27, 2015

CONYERS, Ga. – Jimbo Boyd and Delorean Williams, who goes by the nickname “Bean,” are looking for a new set of wheels at R & R Mobility Vans in Conyers because in a few months, Bean, will be driving again. Continue Reading »

Paralyzed veteran opens spinal cord injury recovery center

Published: July 21, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Stay In Step founder Romy CamargoA paralyzed veteran and his wife have met their fundraising goal and opened a non-profit recovery center for spinal-cord injured patients to recover.

Stay In Step, founded by Romy Camargo and wife, Gaby Camargo, offers treatment, rehabilitation and support services to veterans and civilians in Tampa, Fla., according to a press release.

Romy Camargo was paralyzed by a sniper bullet in 2008, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. He spent 18 months in intensive inpatient care and then traveled to Orlando twice a week for treatment. Continue Reading »

The way forward

Published: July 18, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

BasileIt was the beginning of a summer that promised to be one of his best ever.

Josh Basile loved his new job as a lawyer at a top medical malpractice firm in Washington. He was smitten with a pretty, dark-haired young woman he’d started dating. And he was planning a big party to mark a momentous milestone: the 10-year anniversary of the day a wave slammed his body head-first into the hard sand of a Delaware beach, crushing the fifth vertebra below his skull and transforming him instantly from an 18-year-old college tennis player into a young man who could not brush his own teeth. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic prepares for Mount Adams climb with Pasco man’s expertise

Published: July 18, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Simon-Calcavecchia-photo-by-heather-schofner-14Fifteen years after Pete Rieke of Pasco became the first paralyzed climber to conquer Mount Rainier on his own power, he’s taking on a bigger challenge.

He’s building a snow sled for Simon Calcavecchia, 32, a former Tri-City resident, to climb mountains, starting with Mount Adams.

Rieke, a paraplegic, used his arms to power himself up Mount Rainier. But Calcavecchia of Olympia is a quadriplegic. He has only limited use of his arms. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic Artist Makes Incredible Paintings Using Only His Mouth

Published: July 16, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Henry FraserNothing will ever come between Henry Fraser and his love for art.

Fraser, an England-based painter, was paralyzed after a traumatic accident six years ago.

While vacationing in Portugal with a few friends, Fraser dove off a dock into shallow waters and dislocated his neck.

According to Huffington Post, Fraser is now paralyzed from the shoulders down, but that won’t stop him from pursuing his true passion: art. Continue Reading »

ReWalk Robotics Launches ReWalk 6.0: the Company’s Sixth Generation Personal System for Home & Community Use

Published: July 14, 2015

ReWalk Robotics Launches ReWalk 6This Version of the ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton Offers Users the Fastest Walking Speed, Most Natural Gait, and the Most Precise Fit of Any Exoskeleton

ReWalk Robotics Ltd., the leading global exoskeleton manufacturer, unveiled today the latest edition of its Personal powered exoskeleton system—the ReWalk Personal 6.0—marking the company’s sixth generation community use product. The ReWalk Personal 6.0 offers those in the spinal cord injured community the most functional exoskeleton system with the fastest walking speed and the most precise fit, among many other key benefits. Continue Reading »

REINVENTING THE WHEEL: Stories of Life After Spinal Cord Injury

Published: July 14, 2015

Reinventing the Wheel Reveca Torres21 Photographers + 21 People with Spinal Cord Injury = 21 Photo Stories about ABILITY

The NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH + MEDICINE CHICAGO, with KEEPSAYK LLC, a pioneering Chicago Tech Startup, and BACKBONES, a nonprofit providing support for people with spinal cord injuries, announce the online debut of an innovative collaborative awareness project, Reinventing the Wheel: Stories of Life After Spinal Cord Injury, in recognition of ADA25, the 25 anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Continue Reading »

Questions with Bob Sansevere Quadriplegic athlete Jennifer Peterson

Published: July 11, 2015

Jennifer Peterson

In 1983, at age 17, Jennifer Peterson was injured while downhill skiing. The injury left her a quadriplegic, with no use of her legs and limited use of her arms. While her body was different, her drive and determination to succeed was not. She got her Ph.D in Organizational Psychology from Walden University and became an executive coach. And stayed involved in sports.

As she wrote on her website, tailfeathercoach.com, “I have experienced first hand that life can throw curve balls and as a result, I’ve learned to adjust my swing.” Continue Reading »

Essendon woman takes up Run Melbourne challenge in wheelchair

Published: July 8, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , , , ,

Georgina Fiorentino GEORGINA Fiorentino thought her life was over when she lost feeling in her legs and became reliant on a wheelchair.

“You go through a whole process in your mind that it’s all too hard,” the Essendon North resident said.

“A lot of people have no idea the bits and pieces that follow on from a spinal injury.

“There are so many other things that are affected that are worse than not being able to walk.” Continue Reading »

Injured Monroe teen adapts to new life

Published: July 6, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Mikey Nichols and Eric LeGrandThe remarkable recovery continues for 19-year-old Mikey Nichols following a devastating spinal cord injury he suffered during a high school hockey game last year.

The injury has left the Monroe Township native relegated to a wheelchair while undergoing intense therapy and rehab five days a week.

“He’s got movement in both his arms and his legs, and he’s adapting to his new life,” said his father, Steve Nichols. Continue Reading »