Articles Tagged: Recreation
Published: July 11, 2006 | Category: News
That Uppity Theatre Co. received a $10,000 grant from the Christopher Reeve Foundation, the foundation said Monday. The foundation awarded $850,439 in grants to 139 nonprofit organizations around the world as part of its Quality of Life program.
Since 1999, The Christopher Reeve Foundation (CRF) has awarded 1,073 grants totaling more than $8.5 million. Continue Reading »
Published: July 7, 2006 | Category: News
ATLANTA — Rusty Begnaud can expect between four to eight weeks of Rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center once he is stabilized and he is released from the catastrophic care hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
Begnaud, 25, was admitted to the Shepherd Center’s ICU for evaluation, care and observation on Monday when he was flown from Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., where he had been since fracturing his spinal column on June 20 after mistakenly diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool. Continue Reading »
Published: June 29, 2006 | Category: News
A spinal-cord injury from the Korean War left Donald Taylor with only limited use of his legs and arms. But that did not stop him from reaching out to other disabled veterans.
He started an annual Cigar Night at an Italian restaurant that — over the past decade — raised more than $300,000 for the nonprofit Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida Continue Reading »
Published: June 5, 2006 | Category: News
Shauna Jensen wheels to win in Las Vegas
EDMONTON – Before Shauna Jensen sustained a spinal cord injury, she considered herself a recreational athlete and called herself a weekend warrior.
Add another W to that handle — for winner. Jensen wheeled to a first-place finish Saturday in the women’s wheelchair division of the Salt Lake City Marathon.
The Edmonton woman had a time of two hours, 11 minutes. Continue Reading »
Published: June 3, 2006 | Category: News
Dave Farrell’s goal of completing his first marathon this fall isn’t a personal quest, but rather a gift.
Farrell, who severed his spinal cord in a telemarking accident on Aspen Mountain in late January 2005, wants to give back to the organization that helped him regain his athletic outdoor lifestyle. Less than a year after his accident, which left him paralyzed from his chest down, local nonprofit Challenge Aspen had Farrell back on the mountain in a sit-ski. Continue Reading »
Published: June 2, 2006 | Category: Links
Access to Recreation
Access to recreation, pool lifts, all terrain wheelchairs, wheel chair ramps, shower chair, beach wheelchairs, standing frame, patient lift, rehabilitation equipment, disability products
Published: May 16, 2006 | Category: News
14-year-old Richland girl recovering from spinal cord injury after tumbling accident
The parents of a Richland teenager hurt in a gymnastics accident spoke yesterday of their hopes for her recovery from a spinal cord injury.
“We’re praying and we’re optimistic that she will walk again,” said Claire Senita’s mother, Emily. Continue Reading »
Published: March 1, 2006 | Category: News
Newswise — According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), an estimated 250,000 to 450,000 people in the United States are living with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Every year, an estimated 11,000 SCI incidents occur in the United States. Most of these are caused by trauma to the vertebral column, thereby affecting the spinal cord’s ability to send and receive messages from the brain to the body’s systems that control sensory, Motor and autonomic function below the level of injury. According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), SCI costs the nation an estimated $9.7 billion each year. Pressure sores alone, a common secondary condition among people with SCI, cost an estimated $1.2 billion. “SCI prevention is essential to decreasing the impact of these injuries on individual patients and on society,” stated Alex B. Valadka, MD, FACS, AANS spokesperson and trauma expert. Continue Reading »
Published: January 10, 2006 | Category: News
THERE WAS FEAR, of course, along with the invevitable questions: Why did this happen? What’s going to become of me? But the emotion Taylor Chace most remembers from the immediate aftermath of the injury that rendered him partially paralyzed is anger.
“I was angry at first. Of course I was,” Chace said last week, three years and three months after he slid violently into the boards of a hockey rink in Cannington, Ontario, shattering the L-1 vertebra in his spinal cord.
“But anger helped me to turn my life into a positive. I didn’t want this to stop me from living my life.” Continue Reading »
It could be a traffic jam, or a busy airport. It could be at school or on the job. Wherever your look, you can see signs of stress and tension. Stress is everywhere in our society, and there’s a lot of evidence that it affects our health.
Stress and Spinal Cord Injury
Many people believe that having a spinal cord injury must be extremely stressful. While no one knows this for sure, some recent research is helping us find answers to this question. Continue Reading »