Maintaining health can prevent secondary complications from developing, new book says
oanne Smith and Kylie James knew that diet plays a significant role in the health of people with neurological disorders. But they couldn’t find published material to that back knowledge up.
So Smith, a registered nutritionist with a spinal cord injury, and James, a nutritionist and occupational therapist specializing in neurological disorders, decided to produce a book themselves. They did it with a grant from the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Continue Reading »
Missy was one of eight students in a prayer group who were shot by a fellow student in the lobby of their Padukah, Kentucky high school. Her fortitude and faith keep her speaking on today’s urgent issues. Continue Reading »
Nobody can say Eric LeGrand never asked, “Why me?” He did. Many times.
The former Rutgers football player, who was paralyzed after a tackle during an October 2010 game, asked himself why he had a line of people waiting to visit him while so many other patients had no one. Why he was still alive when the young girl who had been in the hospital room next to him was not. Why he was lucky enough to have multiple insurance policies and a foundation to cover the expensive rehabilitation and a customized van he’d need, while other families go bankrupt, their injured son or daughter unable to get the resources they need to recover after a tragic accident.
Melanie reaches out to caregivers like herself who were dealt a life-changing event as she relates the story of her husband’s spinal cord injury and subsequent treatment and disability.
Melanie Winkler D’Andrea’s new book release titled “One Door At A Time” is about her and her husband’s experience with his spinal cord injury from her perspective as a caregiver. Dan D’Andrea was injured in a work-related injury when he was struck in the back of the neck with a plank, leaving him with a C5-6 spinal cord injury. As a result he is paralyzed from the chest down. Continue Reading »
In the face of adversity, Cory Parsons not only committed himself to his recovery, but to helping others similarly reach for their dreams.
A motivational speaker, sports advocate and athlete, the Nanaimo resident has recently added cookbook author to his list of titles.
More than just a cookbook, Cooking with Cory: Inspirational Recipes for the Fearless Cook (published by North Vancouver’s Whitecap Books), references Parsons’ personal story of resilience. Twelve years ago, his life took a turn when, at age 23, he had a diving accident. While he’s come to terms with his life-changing spinal injury and made incredible gains, it’s been a tough road. Continue Reading »
The serious impact of the spinal cord injury is remembered during the second week of November by Australians with the help of Josh Wood’s inspiring story.
Online PR News – 19-November-2010 – Around Australia the second week in November is a time to reflect on the serious impact of Spinal Cord injury and Aussie Quadriplegic inspiration Josh Wood is being celebrated around the world for his efforts to educate. His story has taken Jack Canfield’s team (of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame) by the heart-strings and is published in the new version of that series ‘The Well Adjusted Soul’ released in Australia this month. Continue Reading »
How a Capuchin monkey aids the life of a 27-year-old Concord man and his big family.
Ned Sullivan is taking it one day at a time these days. He’s living at home with his brothers and sisters, dogs, parents, and Kasey, his service monkey.
Sullivan’s mother, Ellen Rogers, spoke at the Concord Bookshop on Sunday about the journey from Ned’s horrifying car accident in Arizona to maintaining a mostly normal life with the help of Kasey who was donated to the family by Helping Hands, a Boston nonprofit. Continue Reading »