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Articles Tagged: Quadriplegic

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

Published: July 18, 2015 | Category: News | 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 »

Questions with Bob Sansevere Quadriplegic athlete Jennifer Peterson

Published: July 11, 2015 | Category: News

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 »

Quadriplegic overcomes obstacles to pursue horse racing passion

Published: June 11, 2015 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury:

KELOWNA – She’s not exactly a typical horse rider but 62-year-old Adrienne Colby isn’t letting her disability get in the way of her passion. When Colby was 30, a car accident left her a quadriplegic. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic teacher helped make history

Published: February 14, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Lex Frieden helped make historyHOUSTON — After the head-on car crash, Lex Frieden thought he was OK.

He’d been in the back seat, not the front, that fall night in 1967, and he wasn’t bleeding.

“I’m fine,” he said, as medical personnel rushed to help the others. “I just can’t move.”

The 18-year-old freshman at Oklahoma State University had a broken neck. Days and weeks would pass before he fully understood what that meant. Continue Reading »

Paralysed man regains use of hand after operation

Published: May 15, 2012 | Category: Videos

Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored some hand function in a quadriplegic patient with a spinal cord injury at the C7 vertebra, the lowest bone in the neck. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic talks about continuing an active life

Published: May 11, 2012 | Category: News

ANDOVER — After he suffered a spinal cord injury last July, the word “pride” took on a different meaning for Chris Boshar.

He uses it as an acronym for: Patience, respect, integrity, determination and empathy.

“No matter what, you never give in,” said Boshar, 25, who lost use of his arms and legs in a boating accident. “I want to walk. That’s something that keeps me motivated. It’s really all of you and your support that has made it so much easier.” Continue Reading »

Special delivery: Quadriplegic gives birth to twins in Hamilton hospital

Published: February 5, 2012 | Category: Featured News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Sandra Burton would never feel the wrenching labour pains signaling her twin girls were ready to come into the world.

It was one of the many risks of her pregnancy, and the one that most worried her doctors and kept her husband awake at night.

Burton is quadriplegic.

An accident 20 years ago cost her the use of her legs and left her with minimal use of her arms. She has little sensation from the chest down.

It is rare for a quadriplegic woman to have a child. It is extraordinarily rare — and potentially life-threatening — for a quadriplegic woman to give birth to twins. Continue Reading »

Queen on wheels seeks next crown

Published: July 18, 2011 | Category: News

Jenni Taylor, 24, of Minnetonka, is the reigning Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota. A quadriplegic after a car accident, she speaks to kids with a message of not being afraid of people in wheelchairs.

Jenni Taylor isn’t supposed to be able to sit up without support, but there she is, exquisitely balanced on the edge of her bed.

She isn’t supposed to be able to breathe without her ventilator either, but a slip of her breathing tube once forced her to try contracting her throat muscles just enough to bring in some air until someone heard the alarm.

She isn’t supposed to be a quadriplegic, either. Who is? But accidents happen. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic Physician Dr. Glen House Hosts New Radio Show for Injured & Disabled on Health Radio

Published: July 5, 2011 | Category: News

Quadriplegic Physician Dr. Glen House Hosts New Radio Show for Injured & Disabled on Health Radio

(Naples, FL.) – HealthRadio.net is pleased to announce its newest online radio show Dr. House: Living with and Beyond Disability, hosted by the uniquely qualified Dr. Glen House.

This online radio program was created to assist the estimated 54 million Americans with disabilities or “functional limitations”, from spinal-cord injuries to arthritis. Continue Reading »

Rick Hansen set to re-enact his Man in Motion journey

Published: February 2, 2011 | Category: News

Relay involving 7,000 Canadians chosen from 600 communities along the route will begin on 25th anniversary of historic trek

When an exhausted but triumphant Rick Hansen pushed himself into Vancouver on May 22, 1987, after circling the globe in a wheelchair for two years, the miles were all behind him but the journey was just beginning. Continue Reading »