Eight keen employees swapped their legs for wheelchairs at Merck Sharp and Dohme’s Auckland office this Monday for Wheels at Work Week.
Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) is an international pharmaceutical company providing medicines and vaccines. It is the first Auckland business to take part in this campaign in support of the New Zealand Spinal Trust. Continue Reading »
IT is Spinal Injuries Awareness Week. For Mackay’s Luke Simmons and his family, sending out the message of how a spinal cord injury can change a life forever is deeply personal.
Luke and his brother Scott were born five years and two months apart. They grew up camping, building bonfires and working as pastry chefs in their parents’ bakery.
Coincidentally, both their lives took a dramatic turn when they each reached the age of 23 and sustained spinal cord injuries – Scott, after a motorbike accident in 1998, and Luke, after falling into a pool at a party in 2003. Continue Reading »
This is an event celebrated by a mumbai based NGO -Nina Foundation to spread awareness about spinal injury – prevention & Rehabilitation.
25th June 2010, Mumbai: Nina Foundation celebrated the 2nd spinal cord injury (SCI) awareness day on Friday, 25th June 2010 at the WE School, Matunga, Mumbai from 4:30pm onwards. The academic partner of the foundation, WE School or the Welingkar institute of management development and research, matunga, hosted the event from 4:30pm onwards. Continue Reading »
The leading cause of spinal cord injuries are automobile accidents. The automobile accident rate has increased over the years, probably relating to the fact that there are more cars and more drivers than ever before. Injury accidents vary in severity; what body part is injured and how severe the collision will determine the impact on a victim’s life. Unfortunately, more than half of the people who have been seriously injured in an automobile accident are between the ages of 16 and 30; to lose body function at such a young age is more than catastrophic. Continue Reading »
Teddy Pendergrass , an R&B singer who was one of the most electric and successful figures in music until a car crash 28 years ago left him in a wheelchair, died Wednesday in suburban Philadelphia of colon cancer. He was 59.
The singer’s son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said his father underwent colon cancer surgery eight months ago and had “a difficult recovery.”
Before the crash, Pendergrass established a new era of R&B with an explosive, raw voice that symbolized masculinity, passion and the joys and sorrow of romance in songs such as “Close the Door,” “It Don’t Hurt Now,” “Love T.K.O.” and other hits that have since become classics. He was an international superstar and sex symbol. His career was at its apex — and still climbing. Continue Reading »
Sylvester Stallone Broke His Neck While Filming the Expendables
Sylvester Stallone neck injury amounts to an amazing celebrity breaking his neck on the set of “The Expendables.” 63 year old Sylvester Stallone was filming a fight with Steve Austin when he broke his neck. The injury was so severe, that the actor had to have a metal plate put in his neck. Continue Reading »
I know personally the danger of drunk driving; the pain, heartbreak, consequences, and rage it can cause. My son and I live it every day. He is a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the chest down because of a drunk driver.
Having the opportunity to write my experience has been somewhat overwhelming to say the least. The opportunity I am calling my purge. To release the negative emotions I have held on to; to let others know that no matter how difficult life gets, if you look over your shoulder, there is often times someone with greater pain. Seems trivial but the saying – if life gives you lemons, make lemonade is true. Some of us just take longer to start squeezing them!
The first year of my son’s injury I fell into a deep hole of depression. I was so angry. Actually, anger isn’t the right word. I was living in rage. I was angry at the world, at God, and especially the drunk and our court system. I was overwhelmed with the fear of not understanding or knowing anything about spinal cord injuries. Overwhelmed and stuck in that place many of us know…the whys. Deep down I had enough faith that I knew we would get through this. I just didn’t know how long it would take. And the hole I found myself in was so deep; forget the rope, I was hanging on by a thread. Continue Reading »
YOU TUBE VIDEO “FROM SERVICE DOG TO SURFice DOG” GOES VIRAL WITH OVER A MILLION VIEWS AS IT INSPIRES PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND RAISES THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN CHARITABLE DONATIONS!
SAN DIEGO, CA, January 3, 2010… Surf Dog Ricochet, (”Rip Curl Ricki,”) the Surfin’ for Paws-abilities surf dog, who raises awareness and funds for charitable causes is now reaching people from all over the world through her inspirational YouTube video, “From service dog to SURFice Dog”. Views have been increasing by the tens of thousands daily with scores of donations being made toward her charitable causes. Folks have been tweeting, Facebooking, blogging, and emailing with “kleenex alert” warnings! This inspirational video has spurred emotion on many different levels, and each person who watches seems to find their own personal message, moving them to tears. Continue Reading »