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Art Saves Lives. The Wishmaker Simonetta Lein Meets Ryan Nelson, Guitarist and Singer of Gooch And The Motion

Simonetta Lein | Posted 05.31.2016 | Entertainment
Simonetta Lein

We live in a society that puts art as one of the last resources we have but art instead can inspire, motivate, and ultimately save lives. We all have ...

Water Canons Used On Disabled Protestors in Bolivia

Violeta Ayala | Posted 05.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Earlier this year we saw something that took us completely by surprise. There was a group of people in wheelchairs hanging themselves from a bridge in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

From Paralysis to Paralympic Gold

Eric Douglas | Posted 04.13.2017 | HuffPost Live 321
Eric Douglas

At age 18, competitive swimmer Mallory Weggemann encountered a life-changing challenge of waist-down paralysis caused by an epidural injection gone wrong. While this type of accident might have ended a lesser athlete's career, it was not so for Ms. Weggemann.

Scientists Are Working On Prosthetics Controlled By Your Mind

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 02.23.2016 | Technology

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thought-controlled prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs and computers may be available within a decade, say Australian scientists who are ...

Hero: a Dog With a Mission!

Christina Pacella | Posted 01.25.2017 | Education
Christina Pacella

In February Hero is going to be one year old. Against all odds he has survived. He eats, drinks, runs, plays and has plenty of friends. But above all this, Hero gives and receives love.

Visions of a Female Paraplegic

Giselle Noelle Morgan | Posted 09.11.2016 | Women
Giselle Noelle Morgan

At 17, my high school friend Taylor broke her back. Without authorization she became a paraplegic poster child, reiterating her story to friends and entitled strangers alike again and again. Four years later, Taylor has a more intricate perspective of the female disabled experience.

The Wheelchair Executive: How I Embraced my Trauma and Plan to Change Home Care

Ron Gold | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Ron Gold

By all accounts, she killed me, but I refused to die. There would be times though, when I wished I had. Three and a half years later, I still can't get out of bed and begin my day without help. I am a paraplegic and will never walk again.

Tamara Mena, Motivational Speaker, Model and Wheelchair User On Staying Positive and Advocating For A Cure For Spinal Cord Injuries

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Prior to her accident, Tamara was set on becoming a fitness model. Her paralysis changed the course of her modeling: "I was in my best shape before the accident, especially my legs and abs. And ironically that's what I lost after the injury as a T-3 paraplegic.

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...

The Misadventures of Dating When Queer and Crippled

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

While you're thinking: "I've never been with a PwD before," I'm thinking, "I've never been with someone who was REALLY okay with my disability." You: Who takes care of him? Me: Will they help me if I need it? How do I ask?

Years After Paralysis, Woman Finds Freedom In A Motorcycle

Posted 05.10.2013 | Good News

A woman in Indonesia is proving that even the most challenging of disabilities needn't slow you down. Sri Lestari was left paralyzed from the ches...

Goldwater Hospital Celebrates the Passing of One of its Long-Term Patients

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 06.22.2013 | New York
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Goldwater Hospital, which has been servicing the community for nearly a century, will be closing in a few months. Cornell's new Tech campus will be built on its site. Many of the patients have already been transferred out and some wards now lie empty.

What Not to Say to Someone in a Wheelchair

Cory Zacker | Posted 09.02.2012 | Parents
Cory Zacker

My husband is a paraplegic. He's also a great father, a loving spouse and an occasional marathoner.

Some Thoughts From an Invisible Monster

Scottie Thomaston | Posted 03.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Scottie Thomaston

I'm invisible -- my disability is invisible -- when someone's up close. But when they can stand far away, it's the only thing they notice about me. No one sees me, but everyone looks at me.

Cathy Conheim: A Woman Who Knows How to Make Things Happen!

BJ Gallagher | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

"Wishing, waiting, and hoping -- that's the language of victims," Cathy asserts. "Those are all passive words. They're not active. If you want things to happen in your life, you have to get moving."

Lucas Kavner

WATCH: Decorated Paraplegic Skier Defies Boundaries, Scales Mountains

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.07.2011 | Impact

Chris Waddell was a star varsity skier on his way to becoming a Division One All-American when he first came across Diana Golden at a college race. Sh...

Larry Skopnik, Wheelchair-Bound Canadian Man, Thwarts Attempted Robbery (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A wheelchair-bound Vancouver man has been hailed as a local hero after CCTV footage of him helping to thwart a convenience story robbery made its way ...