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Articles Tagged: Inspiration

Star reporter Barbara Turnbull overcame debilitating injury to carve out a superlative career

Published: May 10, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Barbara TurnbullTurnbull, who died Sunday afternoon at age 50, is remembered for her “strength, her bravery, the depth of her independence, her writing talent and her vibrant personality.”

Retired Toronto Star editor Nick van Rijn admits that when he first saw reporter Barb Turnbull in the newsroom, he thought: “What is she doing here?”

Years earlier, a teenage Turnbull had been shot in the neck during a robbery, severing her spinal cord and rendering her a high-level quadriplegic. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic sailing instructor defying odds of disability

Published: May 5, 2015 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury:

WHISKEYTOWN LAKE, Calif. – Michael Strahle is a quadriplegic sailing instructor at Whiskeytown Lake but he isn’t letting his disability define him or stop him from doing what he loves. Continue Reading »

Man With Quadriplegia Who Flew Solo Around Australia Says He Hasn’t Yet ‘Reached The Top’

Published: March 3, 2015 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury:

An Australian man who has high-level quadriplegia has learned to approach life with an incredible spirit. Continue Reading »

‘An amazing example for all of us’

Published: February 23, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Romy CamargoOnce a Green Beret, always a Green Beret.

On Friday, Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Romulo “Romy” Camargo will retire after 20 years of active duty. He’ll have his ceremony at the 7th Special Forces Group compound, surrounded by his family and friends and fellow Green Berets.

Most of the first 13 years of his career were spent in special operations, where he earned a reputation as a gung-ho soldier.

Despite being paralyzed by a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan in 2008, Camargo has spent the last six years on active duty, counseling other wounded warriors. Continue Reading »

Ed Faulds honored for exceptional volunteer work

Published: January 20, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Volunteer Ed Faulds honoredMonroe Fire Department Volunteer Ed Faulds was already recognized for his dedication and commitment to the fire department’s prevention and pre-fire planning division last June.

So, in December, when they named him the 2014 Administrative Staff Member of the Year, he was a little surprised.

Faulds, who has been serving as the department’s pre-incident planning technician for nearly two years, has lived in Monroe nearly all his life. The 53-year-old volunteers at the fire department three days a week, working to craft a series of digital building schematics for all of the high-occupancy structures in Monroe. Continue Reading »

Israeli Traveller Conquers Heaphy Track in Wheelchair

Published: January 14, 2015 | Category: Featured News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Arnon Amit in New Zealand thumbArnon Amit from Israel arrived in Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand on January 2, 2015, after successfully negotiating the Heaphy Track in a wheelchair.

The Heaphy Track is one of New Zealand’s nine “Great Walks” and the only one on which mountain biking is permitted (from May 1 to September 30). The track is approximately 80 kilometers long and traverses the Kahurangi National Park at the top of the South Island. Most people walk, ride or now roll, the Heaphy Track from Collingwood in Golden Bay through to Karamea on the West Coast. Continue Reading »

Recovering from L1, L2 Spinal cord injury

Published: December 5, 2014 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Hi, My name is Raffy. Located at Lamitan City Basilan in the Philippines. Continue Reading »

Adventurer Mark Pollock: The Mark of a real man

Published: October 13, 2014 | Category: News

2013-05-08 10.26.51.jpgAdventurer unbowed despite blindness and paralysis, says Suzanne Harrington

ON the evening of November 12, in 30 cities, including Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London and Manchester, runners wearing flashing red armbands will raise money for a condition that currently has no cure.

The background to Run In The Dark is the unfinished story of an astonishingly determined individual, Mark Pollock, who, with his girlfriend, is also the subject of a film, Unbreakable, directed by Ross Whitaker. Continue Reading »

Paralyzed Artist Creates Works That Reflect Shooting That Injured Her

Published: September 5, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Mariam-ParéLINCOLN PARK — Mariam Paré paints by loosely holding her paintbrush between her molars.

Paré is paralyzed, the victim of random gun violence that left her unable to walk, and with limited use of her hands.

It’s been 18 years since a bullet lodged in her spine while on a visit to Virginia; she still does not know who shot the bullet that nearly ended her lifelong goal to be an artist. The 38-year-old says it took about eight years after she was shot to get back to the point where her art was before the shooting. Continue Reading »

MARK SPEAKS OUT

Published: August 2, 2014 | Category: Links | Spinal Cord Injury:
www.MarkSpeaksOut.com

www.MarkSpeaksOut.com

A DUI Victim’s Powerful Story

Mark is a speaker/author with an incredible true story. Mark is paralyzed and in a wheelchair, the result of being struck by a drunk driver. He was on a cross-country bicycle trip with his best friend and cousin Mike when it happened. They were just teenagers. Mark’s best friend was killed, and Mark literally almost lost his head and was left totally paralyzed from the neck down. After many months, with lots of prayer and hard work, he did regain some movement but still requires a wheelchair to get around. Continue Reading »