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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.

The Precious Commodity of Time: Taking A Second Look at the Effects of Paralysis

Dan Griffin | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Dan Griffin

Similar to many others I've met in this situation, I am neither sad nor angry. And as more time passes, it has become increasingly apparent that what I want most in life might not be evident from where I am sitting.

The Road From Paralysis To Motherhood

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

The main question I think many people have is: "Can someone with paralysis have sex, conceive, and have a healthy pregnancy?" The answer is yes to all of the above. But, over the past four years, I have come to learn more about my unique circumstances as a result of my injury.

Paralysis Forced This Designer To Build A Wheelchair That Provides Safety, Style And Dignity

Quartz | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact

Michael Graves has done chairs before. The architect and designer who almost single-handedly brought the concept of no-brow—high design for the mass...

Living With Physical Paralysis Without Letting It Emotionally Paralyze You

Cathy Lanyard | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Cathy Lanyard

Asha and Jeff are friends of my daughter's, who asked me to help because I am the professional fundraiser in our family. But what if someone has no personal connection to a fundraiser?

Why I'll Never Publicly Name The Friend Who Caused My Paralysis

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Rachelle Friedman

I'm not just a "paralyzed bride." I'm Rachelle, a regular girl who had everything going for her when it all came crashing down. And my dear friend, who had only innocent intentions, is not just the girl who pushed me.

This Paraplegic Boy Just Wants To Be Able To See The Stars Again

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact

When Arlaeeh Galindo passed a car accident on her way to work in February 2012, she had no idea the incident involved her then-3-year-old son, Zakkary...

6 Cliché Phrases That You'll Never Hear Me Say

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

As soon as a catastrophic injury like mine happens, people look to you for strength when they see that your life altering event didn't totally break you. But I'm not your typical motivator. And I don't spew your typical cliché advice.

Investigators Still Baffled By Polio-Like Illness In Children

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living

A month after the polio-like illness paralyzing children in California made national headlines and a year-and-a-half after outbreaks were first spotte...

For People With Paralysis, Like Me, Medical Marijuana Can Ease Suffering

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

It's difficult to hear politicians decide my fate without any real research. They so easily can make a decision opposing medical marijuana without knowing what many people are going through every day. Where is the compassion or even just some simple logic?

8 Misconceptions About Life With Paralysis

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

Unless you yourself are paralyzed or you know someone who is, how could you possibly know everything about our world? So I'm here to set the record straight on some common misconceptions.

How-to: Shopping in a Wheelchair

SPINALpedia.com | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
SPINALpedia.com

Love it or hate it, 'tis the season for shopping! Between black Friday and last minute Christmas Eve deals, sales are too good to pass up, right? But ...

I'm the Daughter of a Quadriplegic

SPINALpedia.com | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
SPINALpedia.com

My only concern when my dad was first injured in a car accident was whether or not he would live. I was told pretty early that he had broken his neck,...

Hope Won't Die for Paralysis Cure Research Bill

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed California's paralysis program -- for the second time. Assembly Bill 714 (Wieckowski, D-Fremont) would have prov...

A Palliative to Obamacare Discord

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Joseph Cooper

These stories (I'm sure there are others) make vivid the embarrassments and fears of patients; their efforts to deal with deterioration, endure pain, and cope with unhinging and detachment. The reader, the viewer, and the re-reader can take cues from caregivers who ease the way to acceptance.

In One Man's Hands: California Governor May Decide Paralysis Research

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Don C. Reed

On Sept. 9, the California state Senate voted a unanimous YES to restore one million dollars in funding to the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research ...

Victim or Survivor?

Heidi Cave | Posted 10.31.2013 | TED Weekends
Heidi Cave

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI was confused and continued to sob until the door swung open and my boyfriend of just six weeks came into the room. He stood by my bed. "Heidi. You have to fight. You have to decide. Do you want to live?"