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Articles Tagged: Recreation

Disabled veterans refuse to let their injuries slow them down

Published: August 7, 2015 | Category: Videos

JUPITER, Fla. – If you told Army veteran Donald Thomas he would end up speeding down a mountain one day, he’d tell you that you we’re crazy. 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 »

Paralysed three years ago, Jack Kavanagh is about to embark on the original American road trip

Published: May 28, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

THREE YEARS AGO then 20-year-old Jack Kavanagh had the world at his feet when fate struck him an incredibly cruel blow. Now, he’s about to show us what a truly indomitable spirit is as he embarks on a road trip along the west coast of America.

August 2012. Having just finished first year Pharmacy at Trinity College, the windsurfing lifeguard was holidaying in Portugal with friends while he contemplated what came next. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic sailing instructor defying odds of disability

Published: May 5, 2015 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury:

WHISKEYTOWN LAKE, Calif. – Michael Strahle is a quadriplegic sailing instructor at Whiskeytown Lake but he isn’t letting his disability define him or stop him from doing what he loves. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic Iowa hunter shoots with special rifle

Published: April 20, 2015 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

DES MOINES (KCCI/CNN) – A quadriplegic Iowa woman got a special opportunity to hunt turkey as part of the Wheelin’ Sportsmen Spring Turkey Hunt. Continue Reading »

GoPro: Wheels into the Woods!

Published: November 19, 2014 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Five months recording, three months editing and post-producing, one GoPro 3 + Black edition, seven different camera positions, mounted on a Power Wheelchair and myself. Continue Reading »

Friends help quadriplegic hunt pheasant, elk

Published: November 19, 2014 | Category: News

Troy BirdWALLA WALLA, Wash. — Harvesting a pair of pheasants could be considered a success for any hunter.

But for 45-year-old Troy Bird, those two kills represented something much more.

“What he gets out of it is just getting outside,” Bird’s friend and hunting partner Paul Roskelly said. “Also, going and getting his own food. It makes him feel like he’s contributing to taking care of himself.”

Bird, who was injured in a rock climbing accident at age 16, is a quadriplegic. Continue Reading »

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 »