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The Road From Paralysis To Motherhood

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 08.04.2014 | 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.

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.

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...

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.

Reflecting on Life After Becoming Paralyzed

Chris Waddell | Posted 02.20.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

For the second 20 years of my life, I apologized to myself and to others for my accident. I apologized as I competed, trying to gain back the recognition that the accident had taken away.

WATCH: Inspired By A Dance Video, Paralyzed Woman Learns To Walk Again

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Good News

A Chicago-area woman paralyzed from the neck down has found inspiration and the ability to walk again in a very unlikely source: from a young woman wh...

WATCH: The Crash That Couldn't Break Me

Joshua Prager | Posted 10.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Joshua Prager

2013-08-29-pragerpull.jpgIt was not until last month -- 23 years later -- that I considered that my visions in the intensive care unit were related to the visions that had come upon me, off and on, in the years since.

I'm Not the Only One

Erin Hayes | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Erin Hayes

There are women who are trying to figure out the best way to be a caregiver while also being a wife. I am not alone. So why do I feel alone?

Exploring the Frontiers of Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury

Mark Pollock | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Mark Pollock

In 2010 a fall from a second-story window nearly killed me. As I lay in the spinal unit, I was presented with an expert view from one of the senior medical team that hoping for recovery was proven to be psychologically damaging. I simply don't agree with that analysis.

Paralyzed Teen Becomes Competitive Swimmer (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.18.2012 | Teen

Making the swim team is an accomplishment any 13-year-old would be proud of. But for Landon Light, earning a spot on the team was a medical miracle. I...

Cops Have Hard Time Catching Man Who's Paralyzed From Waist Down

Posted 04.13.2012 | Crime

A man who's paralyzed -- and wanted for grand theft -- managed to outmaneuver cops several times before getting arrested. But police in Florida go...

Unconventional 'House': Dr. Chase's Very Bad Day

Posted 04.07.2012 | TV

To chronicle what may wind up being Dr. Chase's worst day ever, "House" (Mon., 8 p.m. EST on Fox) gave fans one of its occasional unconventional story...

Fort Hood Shooter's First Day In Court

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 09.19.2011 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas — The Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage unexpectedly severed ties with his lead attorney Wednesday, e...

Paralyzed Man Moves Freely Again After Implant

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON — After Rob Summers was paralyzed below the chest in a car accident in 2006, his doctors told him he would never stand again. They were w...

With No Health Insurance, Paralyzed Athlete Fights To Survive

AP | By SHARON COHEN | Posted 07.14.2011 | Chicago

ROBBINS, Ill. -- Rocky Clark sometimes dreams he's running track, racing around the oval as he once did, his heart pumping fast and his long legs a bl...

James Cap, Paralyzed Man, Can Have Guns Rules Judge

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

SOMERVILLE, N.J. — A New Jersey judge says a quadriplegic blocked from buying a gun to go hunting has the right to bear arms even though he will...

E. Coli: Woman Paralyzed After Severe Food Poisoning; The Unsafe System, Meat

The New York Times | Michael Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Stephanie Smith, a children's dance instructor, thought she had a stomach virus. The aches and cramping were tolerable that firstday, and she finished...