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 »
Articles Tagged: Quadriplegic
HOUSTON — 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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
(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 »
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 »
Eli the donkey provides another example from the animal world of the success of adult stem cells. On May 13, 2010 Eli was attacked by a stablemate twice his size. The trauma led to swelling of his spinal cord, and rapid progression of weakness in his front end and hindquarters. The veterinarians treating Eli also got the opinion of Dr. Mike Kistler of Cortez, Colorado, a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology with more than 25 years of experience in human spinal trauma. Continue Reading »
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Especially when it’s a discarded wheelchair.
Tens of thousands of disabled people in developing countries enjoy the dignity of moving about in rehabilitated wheelchairs, thanks to Joni Eareckson Tada.
The minister and disability-rights advocate has touched countless lives with her wheelchair project.
But she might never have had such an impact had it not been for one fateful summer day in 1967.
Just 17, she dived off a raft in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay and fractured her spinal cord, paralyzing herself from the neck down. Continue Reading »