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Articles Tagged: Recreation

Still Flying High

Published: November 12, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Joe Stone with fellow bikersQuadriplegic athlete is featured speaker at fundraising event for DREAM Adaptive

Joe Stone doesn’t recall much about the speed flying accident that sent him crashing at 50 miles an hour into the face of Missoula’s Mount Jumbo, putting him in a month-long coma, rendering him quadriplegic and nearly ending his life.

But more impressive than his unlikely survival was his resolve, which gripped him the instant he awoke from the dark maw of unconsciousness, to again venture forth into the mountains. Continue Reading »

Veteran’s home becomes retreat for recovering soldiers

Published: November 10, 2014 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury:

Wheelchairs line the edge of Gregory’s Pond in Chesterfield County; some of their occupants carry fishing poles, others take in the view or relish in their shared military history that brought them to this peaceful shore. Continue Reading »

‘Shooting from the lip': Hunting deer and feral animals from a wheelchair

Published: September 29, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Clyde Thomas Shooting from the lip“Shooting from the lip” is no joke for farmer Clyde Thomas when he embarks on a quest to shoot deer and feral animals from his home just south of Eden on the New South Wales far south coast.

The 61-year-old quadriplegic has to use his mouth to fire a gun.

Mr Thomas was paralysed from the chest down as a result of a car accident in which he was a passenger in 1989.

He explains that it usually takes just over a month for him to prepare for a hunting trip. Continue Reading »

R.O.A.R. – Rediscovering Outdoor Activities & Recreation

Published: August 10, 2014 | Category: Links | Spinal Cord Injury: ,
ROARoutdoors.org

www.ROARoutdoors.org

R.O.A.R. is a missions/ministry based organization whose purpose is to redefine limitations and empower those with disabilities to see their God-given ability through outdoor activities.

R.O.A.R. seeks to educate, assist, and mediate for those with disabilities to minimize obstacles in outdoor settings and to challenge stereotypes. We intend to create opportunities for those with disabilities to step out beyond the point of fear or apprehension to discover outdoor passions and desires. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic working to get people with disabilities outdoors

Published: August 9, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Mike HudsonThe word “can’t” is not in quadriplegic Mike Hudson’s vocabulary.

He’s on a mission to motivate the disabled to be more active outdoors and to travel, as well as educate others about ways to make that happen.

Hudson, 42, of Greenwood, recently founded R.O.A.R.Rediscovering Outdoor Activities and Recreation — a nonprofit organization that received its tax-exempt approval from the IRS in July. Continue Reading »

Kite-driven buggy to aid people with disabilities

Published: July 22, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

epac0723buggy1Since sustaining a severe spinal cord injury in 2011, Skye Parker has been looking for ways to experience the outdoors again in a way that is actually appealing to him.

As a former kite surfer and somebody interested in things of that nature, this has manifested itself in the form of the Spider Crab, a kite buggy he designed to be used by people with disabilities.

Parker has spent the past year designing and refining this vehicle and is currently fundraising to build it. Continue Reading »

Man’s idea for big wheels lets him hit the sand rolling

Published: April 13, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

The Sand RiderVIRGINIA BEACH Bill Fertig struggled with beach vacations for years. A motorcycle wreck 14 years ago left him a paraplegic. On a trip to Nags Head one summer, Fertig relied on a cumbersome wheelchair that even the strongest member of his family could barely push through the sand.

Fertig stayed back at the house so he wouldn’t be a burden while everyone played near the water.

Frustration fueled his desire to invent a new, lightweight, manageable sand wheelchair. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic returns to ski slopes after decade

Published: March 19, 2014 | Category: Featured Videos | Spinal Cord Injury:

A decade after a ski accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, Kenny Salvini, 33, took to the slopes again this month. Continue Reading »

Ocean City family offering athletes with spinal cord injuries a place to swim

Published: October 10, 2013 | Category: News

place spinal cord injuries to swimOCEAN CITY — For some of the swimmers, like Angel Mullin, they hadn’t been in the water since before their injuries. But Bruckner Chase, his wife and his sister-in-law weren’t about to let that stop them. Their swimming program for athletes with spinal cord injuries has helped several athletes like Mullin feel comfortable not only in the pool, but in the open water, too.

“I kind of had my life in a wheelchair,” Mullin said. “You get limited.

“I try to do a lot of things in my life. When stuff is not accessible, you’re not able to enjoy those things. This is like exploring the world in ways that I never really did even before my accident.” Continue Reading »

Paralytic jumper an inspiration to the disabled

Published: September 21, 2013 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

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 »