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Woman Who Is Paralyzed Is Hiking All Of The Appalachian Trail -- Alone

The Huffington Post | Lauren Aratani | Posted 07.08.2016 | Good News

Hiking 2,000 miles while paralyzed? Sounds impossible. But Stacy Kozel, who lost the function of her legs in 2014, is doing just that by hiking all 2,...

Re-Uniting with the Trauma Surgeon Who Saved My Life -- Twice

Ron Gold | Posted 06.14.2016 | New York
Ron Gold

It has been more than 3 years since I've seen the trauma surgeon who saved my life -- not once, but twice. In the first few months following the bicyc...

"Me Before You" - an Oscar contender?

Joseph Cooper | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

Yes, yes, I know, we have to get through a summer chocked full of juvenilia, digitized end-of-the-world mayhem, and gallons upon gallons of blood accompanying screams and gore galore. And then, of course, serious cinema heavyweight award contenders throughout the fall. Okay, yes, of course.

Even in a Wheelchair, Everyone Wants to Know What Sport I Play

Ron Gold | Posted 06.01.2016 | Sports
Ron Gold

From the moment I arrived at the rehab hospital to learn how to live with paralysis, people were asking me what sort of adaptive sport I'd get involved in. Though it seemed like a given to everyone else, for me it was anything but.

Paralyzed Man Moves Fingers Thanks To Chip Implanted In His Brain

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.18.2016 | Technology

Ian Burkhart lost the use of his hands and legs in 2011, when a diving accident left him paralyzed. But a chip implanted in his brain has since allowe...

Chip, Implanted In Brain, Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Control Of Hand

The New York Times | Casey Williams | Posted 04.13.2016 | Technology

Five years ago, a college freshman named Ian Burkhart dived into a wave at a beach off the Outer Banks in North Carolina and, in a freakish accident, ...

Paralyzed Groom Stands For His Wedding Thanks To A Spinal Implant

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 03.26.2016 | Weddings

Misti + Kent from Candlelight Films Misti and Kent Stephenson started dating just four months before the day that changed Kent's life forever: J...

Paralysis Didn't Stop This Beauty Product Entrepreneur From QVC Success

HooplaHa | Posted 03.24.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

Clark's Botanicals' beauty product line was born out of tragedy when company founder Francesco Clark, who then worked at Harper's Bazaar, suffered a crippling spinal cord injury after diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool on June 1, 2002.

I Reversed My Prognosis After Being Told I Would Never Feed Myself Again

Aaron Baker | Posted 03.02.2016 | Impact
Aaron Baker

After a motocross accident that severely injured my spinal cord left me paralyzed at the age of 20, I was told by doctors that I had a one in a millio...

Four Years Later, I No Longer Feel There Is No Future

Ron Gold | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ron Gold

My life has been irrevocably changed by the irresponsibility of a driver who refused to pull over when she knew she was uncontrollably drowsy -- and that stays with me every day. Still, unlike four years ago, I no longer feel there is no future.

Exoskeletons Could One Day Help Paralyzed Climb And Turn

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living

By Jim Drury Swiss sensory motor scientists are hoping to inspire a new generation of more flexible, less constraining, powered exoskeletons that impr...

Riding to the Storm: Behind the Scenes Hassles of Stem Cell Research Funding

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science
Don C. Reed

When my paralyzed son Roman Reed told me, he was going on a little trip, I said, "Oh, that's nice!," and went on with my chores. I figured he meant a couple-hour jaunt from Fremont to Sacramento, something like that, no big deal.

'Is Mommy Okay?'

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristie Stumpf Rork

Luckily, there are vaccines that prevent these viruses, and many others, from destroying our children. Vaccines that keep our families safe and intact. So no parent has to worry about whether their child will die, or worse, be permanently disabled by a preventable disease.

Creating an Environment of Purposeful, Meaningful Work in Today's Competitive Market

Mike Alpert | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
Mike Alpert

People are drawn to and support organizations and businesses that have shared values. Here's another novel thought: really good people and really good businesses become great when they create and maintain purposeful, meaningful work.

Why I Won't Be Watching the New Superman Movie

Mary Holloway | Posted 07.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Holloway

View image | gettyimages.com While I could go on for days about the whole Ben & Jen breakup saga, this post won't do that because I have found the re...

Augie's Quest for a Cure

Mike Alpert | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Mike Alpert

I have known Augie Nieto for over 25 years as the founder and owner of Life Fitness, one of the world's largest manufacturer's of Cardio & Strength equipment. When I first met Augie he was driving around in a Slugo Motor Home trying to sell his LifeCycles to Nautilus clubs.

Sons And Grandsons Help Paralyzed Man Hike The Grand Canyon

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty

Ten years ago, Bob Headings knew his life would never be the same after a devastating fall off a ladder left him paralyzed. "That ladder shifted, I lo...

Paralyzed Ex-Football Player Walked Again To Graduate And Got Engaged. How Was Your Weekend?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.27.2015 | Good News

Chris Norton, a former college football player who broke his neck during a game in 2010, said he was given a 3 percent chance of ever regaining moveme...

Paralyzed Man Maintains Faith: 'God Didn't Do This To Me'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion

Bob Bell was a college undergrad in 1989 when he was accidentally paralyzed while roughhousing with another young man. Despite the hardship he has end...

Polio, Cancer - One Nemesis May Counter the Other

Joseph Cooper | Posted 06.10.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

For those of us who were spared by fate and vaccine, Philip Roth's Nemesis charts polio's course and brings to mind the friends and neighbors who suffered the withering and the life-long incarceration of limbs.

This Woman's Beauty Routine Is All The Inspiration You Need Today

HuffPost France | Manon Gabriel | Posted 03.09.2015 | Style

"Here is just a short version of what I had to teach myself again." How to dress, to put makeup on, to do her hair -- everything became complicated...

An Open Letter to Handicap Parking Violaters: Just Stop

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

I think the disabled community is just fed up with hearing the old "I was only parking there for a minute" line on a fairly regular basis. We're annoyed with people assuming that there is a slim chance someone will need the spot while they're inside.

Mom Paralyzed By Freak Accident Regains Ability To Walk

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.30.2014 | Good News

Seventy days after a freak diving accident left her unable to move, Jaime Carnucci returned home to Hooksett, New Hampshire, last week, walking throug...

Artist Paralyzed In Accident Now Creates Exquisite Paintings Using Her Mouth

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.02.2014 | Good News

Passion can sometimes motivate a person to overcome even the most disheartening of obstacles. When artist Mariam Paré was 20 years old and at the ...

Crisis Leadership, My Robotic Legs and the Frontiers of Innovation

Mark Pollock | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Mark Pollock

I don't want to stay in my wheelchair, and I don't want to die young, and I don't think I or anyone else paralyzed should have to anymore. I think we can create the cure.