Articles Tagged: Inspiration
November 5, 2013 | Category: Videos
| Spinal Cord Injury: C-3
As a junior at the University of Cincinnati, Ryan Atkins was “on top of the world”. He had a full ride scholarship, a good internship and everything that comes with college life.
“I thought at 21 years old, what could be better? And all of a sudden I’m driving with some fraternity brothers and lost control of the car,” explained Atkins.
The accident on Nov. 20, 2009 changed his life.
“Next thing I know, I broke my neck and I was in the hospital for about four months and paralyzed below the shoulders, and not really given much hope from doctors, and pretty much told that this would be my life.” Continue Reading »
October 11, 2013 | Category: News
| Spinal Cord Injury: Paraplegia
When Muffy Davis was a teenager, she used to ski against Picabo Street, the two rivals dreaming of someday competing for Olympic gold.
Davis had that dream taken away when she was just 16 years old. During a downhill training run, Davis veered off course and suffered a severe spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the middle of her chest down.
But Davis’s Olympic dream turned out to be more durable than she could have imagined. With enough determination, she was able to make it come true after all. Continue Reading »
September 25, 2013 | Category: News
After suffering severe spinal cord injury in workplace accident, Natalie Barnhard has devoted herself to helping others with spinal cord injuries through her Wheels With Wings Foundation. She dreams of one day helping build a local rehab facility
Natalie M. Barnhard has a dream. Actually, she has three of them.
The most immediate is to continue helping other people with spinal cord injuries, through her Wheels With Wings Foundation that has raised about $115,000.
Her long-range goal is to help build a local rehabilitation and support center for people with such injuries. Continue Reading »
September 21, 2013 | Category: News
| Spinal Cord Injury: Paraplegia
SIBU: Barely a day in Sibu, Canadian BASE jumper Lonnie Bissonnette has become an instant inspiration to people here, particularly the disabled.
Lonnie, 48, paralysed from the shoulder down, is the first and only paraplegic in the world doing the BASE jump. Continue Reading »
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Moments after becoming the first player in the 144-year history of Rutgers football to have his jersey retired, Eric LeGrand told a loving crowd that his beliefs haven’t changed in the three years since he was paralyzed in a game against Army.
He will walk again.
In a passionate halftime plea to the crowd shortly after the No. 52 jersey was unveiled on the upper level box at High Point Solutions Stadium where the game is filmed, LeGrand asked them to support research to final a cure for paralysis, a cause he has joined by forming “Team LeGrand.” Continue Reading »
August 28, 2013 | Category: News
180 Medical recently announced the 2013 recipients of the 180 Medical Scholarships, developed to honor young adults with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder who pursue goals of higher education. A $1,000 college scholarship has been given to five students attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full time in the fall.
Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) 180 Medical is honored to offer a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder. Continue Reading »
August 25, 2013 | Category: News
Craig Neilsen spent parts of three decades building Ameristar Casinos, Inc., the majority of which was accomplished after he was rendered a quadriplegic in a 1985 car accident.
Yet, the creation of a multibillion-dollar hotel-casino corporation will be just part of his legacy.
Neilsen, founder, chairman and CEO of Ameristar, died at age 65 in 2006.
Three years earlier, he established the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. The philanthropic organization is dedicated to funding programs supporting spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation. Continue Reading »
Life has thrown a lot at Coquitlam’s Jessica Kruger.
At 15 years old she suffered a work-place accident resulting in a broken neck and spinal cord injury leaving her wheelchair bound.
She once believed her injury took away all hopes of her being considered “beautiful,” let alone any chance of living a normal life, and forget about being an athlete or – crazier yet – a model.
But she has. Against all odds, Kruger, 21, is the new face of Lise Watier’s “Something Sweet” perfume, beating out nearly 400 other contestants all scratching and crawling for the same contract. Continue Reading »
June 23, 2013 | Category: News
Star, Idaho — Just months after a violent crash left 12-year-old Meghan Wildman paralyzed from the waist down, she is proving that you don’t need the use of your legs to dance.
On March 16th, 2013, the Wagner family was involved in terrible car accident that injured Trina Holley-Wagner and all five of her kids. Meghan was the most seriously injured.
“We found out that she had a neck injury, a blood clot at the base of her brain, and a spinal cord injury on her lower back,” said Trina. “She was paralyzed from the waist down. Pretty devastating … We just didn’t know how it was going to be for her.” Continue Reading »
Logan Seelye doesn’t like to use the word paralyzed. After suffering a life-changing injury nearly 10 years ago at a summer football camp, the 26-year-old Spanaway resident has heard enough about what he might never do again.
Logan Seelye doesn’t like to use the word paralyzed.
After suffering a life-changing injury nearly 10 years ago at a summer football camp, the 26-year-old Spanaway resident has heard enough about what he might never do again.
He cares more about what he can do — and strive to do.
“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it,” Seelye said. Continue Reading »