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Quadriplegic

The Quadriplegic Rockstar

Gerald Christian | Posted 07.20.2014 | 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

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,...

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...

Bachelorette Party Accident Leaves Bride-To-Be Paralyzed: How You Can Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Bride-to-be Rachelle Friedman was celebrating at her bachelorette party with her closest friends when a playful prank changed her life. When her bes...

Anatomy Of Isolation: ALS Sufferer Tony Judt's Experience Of Night

The New York Review of Books | Tony Judt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following piece, from the current issue of The New York Review of Books, is by Tony Judt, director of the Remarque Institute at NYU. It is the fir...

Quadriplegic Hunter Takes Aim After Legal Battle

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

CLINTON, N.J. — In a wooded area up a dirt road off an interstate highway, Jamie Cap peers down the sight of his new shotgun at a target about 4...

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...