Trekease Wheelchair Exerciser Prototype 5 Plastic Composite frame donated to San Antonio Veterans Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Recreation Room. Continue Reading »
Articles Tagged: Recreation
The sound of basketballs rhythmically hitting the gym floor filled the inside of Eastview Recreation Center.
In one corner, a man’s face familiar to basketball fans here in Greene County could be seen talking to a group of young ladies. They were gathered around him, all listening intently to what he had to say.
For more than twenty years, Coach Larry Ricker has been spending a portion of his summers teaching, encouraging, and instilling the game of basketball into young Greene County athletes. The exception was last year when the coach was continuing to recover from a tragic accident that nearly cost him his life. Continue Reading »
Spinal cord injuries are often physically and emotionally challenging. Continue Reading »
Several University of Guelph leaders will be spending June 4 in wheelchairs to help raise awareness of the upcoming Wheels in Motion event and the challenges faced by people living with spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities.
President Alastair Summerlee, who is the honorary chair of the sixth annual Wheels in Motion being held June 8, has spent a day in a wheelchair for the past several years to draw attention to the event. This year, he will be joined by Joanne Shoveller, vice-president (alumni affairs and development); Brenda Whiteside, associate vice-president (student affairs); Mike Emes, dean of the College of Biological Science; and Robin Begin, director of Campus Community Police. Summerlee will also spend Wednesday, June 4, in a wheelchair. Continue Reading »
Lena Schoemaker has always been an athlete. She played varsity basketball and softball and ran cross country at West High. A big part of her life was being active.
But a car accident in 2006 nearly took that all away from her. She suffered a lacerated kidney and a collapsed lung and – most life-altering of all – she was left paralyzed from the chest down.
“You have to learn how to live in a totally different way,” Schoemaker, 18, said. “As far as getting exercise, I started doing [bicycle] spinning [classes] right away. TRAILS was encouraging me, almost forcing me to get back in it.” Continue Reading »
Because of a spinal cord injury, Elizabeth Fust is paralyzed from the mid-back down, but don’t expect to see her sitting idly by, twiddling her thumbs, during her leisure time.
The Louisville lawyer is a regular at a gym that Frazier Rehab Institute has opened to members of the public who have disabilities.
The Community Fitness and Wellness Facility on the sixth floor of Frazier in downtown Louisville has become a haven for people like Fust who refuse to allow their disabilities to keep them from being physically active.
“Being healthy and strong is not just important for able-bodied people, it’s important for people with disabilities and may even be more important,” said Fust, 41, of Crescent Hill. Continue Reading »
Being fit means being trim, energized, and confident and this is still important for someone with spinal cord injury.
A fitness program for a spinal cord injury patient can provide strength, education, confidence, and conditioning of mind and body thereby increasing one’s flexibility, cardiovascular, and strength. With all these goals in mind, a person can improve his or her Functional mobility and daily activities and even return to his or her recreational sports or hobbies. Continue Reading »
(MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) — Disaboom, Inc. (OTCBB: DSBO), the first online community for people living with or directly affected by disabilities or Functional limitations, today announced that its Chairman and CEO, J.W. Roth, has donated 75,000 shares of stock to non-profit organizations in its community, including Life Rolls On Foundation and The Miami Project.
“We are extremely grateful for the partnerships we have with non-profit organizations, such as Life Rolls On and The Miami Project, as their participation has contributed to the successful launch of disaboom.com in 2007,” said J.W. Roth, Chairman and CEO of Disaboom. “I wanted to give back to these elite organizations because they have given so much to Disaboom by working with us to meet the needs of the Disability community, their families and friends through our combined knowledge of resources.” Continue Reading »
Spinal cord injury sets Napan on track to help others
Bill Iverson “learned a lot about people” during his 10 years in the saddle as a car salesman. But after suffering a permanent spinal cord injury in 1999, Iverson’s familiarity with the human condition — previously a boon to sales — transformed him into a valuable advocate for men and women with disabilities.
The change came after an unidentified driver cut him off on First Avenue, resulting in a forceful impact that threw Iverson from the ‘63 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible he was driving. The effects of the accident — a broken neck, shoulder and multiple fractured ribs — landed him in the hospital for nearly six months.
“I almost didn’t survive … and I’m lucky I did,” he said. Continue Reading »
Spinal cord injury persons enjoy scuba diving. Continue Reading »