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The Reality of Quadriplegia: Care For the Caregiver

Plumfund | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact

When a friend first told me about this amazing trip, "Pilgrimage of Walking Prayer, Magic, Miracles and Mystery on the Camino", I thought there is no way I could afford to do that! Walking the El Camino in France and Spain?

Malini Goel's Documentary "Should Tomorrow Be" Reveals the Power of Love

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 09.25.2015 | Arts
Gregory Weinkauf

"As long as there's life, there's hope, right?" asks Malini Goel, narrating her subtly powerful and transcendent documentary, "Should Tomorrow Be," and once you see it, you realize it's a rhetorical question.

Aaron Baker: Defying the Odds One Step at a Time

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

Aaron's recovery was as remarkable as it was challenging. "Prior to my injury, I had been very athletic and very competitive. After the accident, I wasn't trying to 'get back' to anything. I accepted my new life.

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...

Man With Quadriplegia Who Flew Solo Around Australia Says He Hasn't Yet 'Reached The Top'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.04.2015 | Good News

An Australian man who has high-level quadriplegia has learned to approach life with an incredible spirit. Dave Jacka was 19 years old when his mot...

The Quadriplegic Rockstar

Gerald Christian | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Gerald Christian

Today music has become one of the most important joys in my life -- it's the greatest medicine and therapy. Everything I have faced and accomplished in the past 14 years as a quadriplegic would not be possible without music.

The Skin Collector Is Deaver at His Best

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Jeffery Deaver fans get excited when there is a new novel of his on the bookstore shelves, and they go bananas when it is a story that features Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs. His latest novel is a Rhyme/Sachs novel titled THE SKIN COLLECTOR and it should please his fans and other readers to the max.

Trapeze Artist Becomes a Quadriplegic and Still Flies: Olivier Meyrou's Acrobat

Karin Badt | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

In French, the title of the film is different from the English, and it is a shame the original did not translate. The title is Parade, which means "spotter" -- or more interestingly, in French, "the person who assures the other."

Guts, Gumption and Grit: Dan Cummings On Winning

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Stacey Alcorn

I met up with Dan Cummings to pick his brain about business and life. He offers a unique view on building empires, breaking rules, and being stubborn. Here are 5 lessons on winning in business and life from the extraordinary Dan Cummings.

I'm the Daughter of a Quadriplegic | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact

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,...

How This Woman Went From Quadriplegic To Black Belt -- And Is Helping Others Do The Same

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact

Eighteen years ago, Molly Hale, then 45, was preparing to take her third degree Black Belt exam in the Japanese martial art of Aikido -- for which she...

Seven Years to Live?

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Once we experience the fragility of our lives, we realize how precious that life is. Knowing I might not see another summer, I can't tell you how much I am enjoying watching the colors on the trees and the squirrels and chipmunks playing on the ground.

WATCH: Congressman Who Organized SOTU Gun Victims Was Victim Himself

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 02.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Congressman Jim Langevin, Democrat from Rhode Island, is the first and only quadriplegic ever to serve in Congress. Himself a victim of gun violence, ...

Quadriplegic Man Robbed Of His Only Way To Communicate

Posted 12.10.2012 | Crime

When a heartless thief stole an iPhone from William Washington, he wasn't just robbing him of a smart phone. He robbed this quadriplegic man of his...

That's How I Roll

Michael Jackson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Michael Jackson

My diagnosis is not what defines me. This September, I started college and am majoring in psychology. Between volunteering, hanging out with friends, and exams to study for, I'm just like any other 18-year-old.

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.

ReThink Review: The Intouchables - France's 'Magic Negro,' or Something More?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

By making Driss and Philippe fully realized characters (the film is based on a true story) with histories and lots to learn about life and each other, The Intouchables manages to escape the trappings of the Magic Negro genre.

WATCH: Astounding Technology Lets Quadriplegic Play Violin

Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts

When violinist Eric Wan was paralyzed from the neck down at age 18, most expected it would be the end of his musical career. It took him two years to ...

Man Born Without Limbs To Swim Chesapeake Bay

WGAL | Posted 08.19.2011 | Impact

A man born without arms or legs takes a daunting challenge, to swim across the Chesapeake Bay. ...

Man Builds 30 Years Of Quadriplegic Gaming

AP | By STEPHEN DOCKERY | Posted 08.12.2011 | Technology

HELENA, Mont. -- For Ruben Rios to throw a touchdown, it takes a flick of his tongue. To break away from a tackle, he puffs into a tube. Rios is a qu...

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...

Crushed By Bills, Quadriplegic Man Seeks Escape Of Death

NBC Chicago | Posted 06.14.2011 | Chicago

Crews is hoping someone generous can help his family financially, or that someone with the skills will build him a website so he can collect donations...

Would You Choose To Live After A Catastrophic Injury?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Very few of us escape adversity in our lives, so take a moment and do an inventory to see if you are prepared for the journey.

Undocumented Quadriplegic Worker Suddenly Sent To Mexico, Without His Consent

Chicago Tribune | Judith Graham, Becky Schlikerman and Abel Uribe, Tribune Reporters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For almost four months, doctors and nurses at Advocate Christ Medical Center cared for the young Mexican laborer who had fallen from a roof and lost t...

Good Samaritan Donates Kindle To Book-Loving Quadriplegic

The Sacramento Bee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the months since the beating that left her paralyzed, Cynthia Hammond has known sad and desperate moments. But Wednesday brought pure joy. It cam...