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Articles Tagged: Recreation

Lift the Burden

Published: November 10, 2015 | Category: News

Lift the burdenThe state must lead the efforts to rehabilitate and integrate the physically challenged in society

Imagine being robbed of the ability to move your hands and of having to depend on a wheelchair or crutches, and in the worst-case scenario, of being bed-ridden for the rest of your life. Then think of what it would take for you to lead a dignified, fulfilling and inspirational life. Every year, thousands of people with a spinal cord injury are compelled to face this in reality due to manmade accidents or natural disasters. A spinal cord injury blocks communication between the brain and the rest of the body, partially or completely paralysing the body’s whole host of muscular and nerve functions. Continue Reading »

Epic father-daughter dance, paralyzed dad dances for first time in 17 years!

Published: September 14, 2015 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury:

This quadriplegic dad gave up dancing after he was paralyzed in a car accident. When his daughter got married, he got onto the dance floor for the first time in almost 17 years. Continue Reading »

First Female Quadriplegic to Summit Africa’s Highest Peak

Published: September 4, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Training-climb-in-Cape-Town-in-June21-year-old South African ‘ability activist’ Chaeli Mycroft has become the first female quadriplegic to reach the top of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro.

Chaeli and her team—the Chaeli Kili Climbers—reached the summit early Thursday morning after five days of gruelling ascent in a specialised wheelchair.

“This is the day of days,” read a message from expedition leader Carel Verhoef late Wednesday evening just before the final push to the summit. Continue Reading »

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 »