Paul Sr. and the crew from Orange County Choppers (OCC) has built a motorcycle for the Reeve Foundation. Continue Reading »
Articles Tagged: Mobility
The Reeve Foundation is about to be featured on the TLC show American Chopper! Paul Teutul Sr. and the crew from Orange County Choppers (OCC) have built a motorcycle for the Reeve Foundation. And this motorcycle is like no other chopper ever built. It is a trike-bike chopper that is custom built for wheelchair access!
The TV show airs on January 7, 2010, starting at 9 p.m. ET. And we would like you to have people over to watch the show. In fact, we would like to have American Chopper parties across the country! Continue Reading »
Aspiring model Vladislava Kravchenko has a very good chance of recovery form her paralysis, according to doctors in Moscow, where she has now begun stem cell treatment.
“It’s great, I’m really happy. They’re helping a lot of people here. I am filled with hope,” Ms Kravchenko said. Continue Reading »
Elkridge woman vows to return to her feet
Perneita Farrar’s dream is to walk again, and to do it in her beloved high heels.
“One day, I’m going to walk in these shoes,” she said of her 100 or so pairs of heels. “I don’t want to be wearing orthopedic shoes.”
The 36-year-old Elkridge woman, a self-described “girly girl” who uses a wheelchair because of a spinal cord injury, is working toward that goal as she prepares to travel to California in December to participate in an exercise-based rehabilitation program. Continue Reading »
These are the experiences of users of the three different BerkelBike models. Continue Reading »
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, Oct. 14, 2009 – U.S. troops and reconstruction team members in Iraq’s Basra province completed what some say was a small task with a huge impact on improving the lives of some Iraqi families with disabled children.
In a combined humanitarian aid effort, members from the 308th Civil Affairs Brigade, 17th Fires Brigade, 34th Infantry Division and the provincial reconstruction team distributed 20 wheelchairs to children with special needs at the Moosawii Private Hospital in Basra. Continue Reading »
On March 13, 1991, while preparing for a motorcycle race competition, my bike collided with a rock and my life changed forever. I was airlifted to a Boston hospital, where the emergency room physician told me that I had severed my spinal cord and that I would never walk again.
I had been racing motorcycles for 11 years and had incurred numerous minor injuries, but I never thought I’d be permanently injured. I felt absolutely helpless, like there was no one in the world who could do anything to help. Continue Reading »
Michael Glen took his first hot-air balloon flight when he was 2 weeks old.
Growing up in a ballooning family, he never had any doubts that he would one day become a pilot himself.
His life changed when, at age 21, he suffered a spinal cord injury in an automobile accident that paralyzed him from the waist down. Continue Reading »
Parkite continues on after life-changing accident
When a skiing accident left professional skier and instructor Pelle Sederholm with a spinal-cord injury, he didn’t know if he’d ever walk again. Now, four years later, Sederholm is not only walking, he’s participating in today’s Summit Challenge 100-mile bike race.
When Sederholm woke from a 26-day coma four years ago, doctors told him he had broken his neck and suffered severe brain damage, and diagnosed him as an incomplete quadriplegic with limited mobility in his hands and legs. Continue Reading »
Robotics and medical experts in Japan on Wednesday unveiled the prototype of a new hi-tech electric wheelchair that resembles a scooter and promises greater mobility.
Users ride astride the four-wheeled Rodem — rather than sitting in it, as in a conventional wheelchair — steer it with a joystick and hold onto motorbike-style handles while the knees and chest rest on cushions. Continue Reading »