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"I’m not able to move my feet or ankles, but I can stand and walk and use my arms and upper body," the 25-year-old said. "Why not use that to its fullest potential?"
"It's amazing to feel that adrenaline rush again."
There wasn't a dry eye in the crowd.
On January 2, 1988, Alan T. Brown was on vacation in Martinique. He was just about to turn 21. The deep blue ocean beckoned and he dove into the surf. The next thing he knew the undertow pulled his legs out from under him and flipped him upside down onto the hard sand. He hit the ocean's floor head-first then heard a snap.
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On the ten year anniversary of Christopher Reeve's death, his son Matthew announces a "game changing" treatment that could help millions of people suffering from paralysis. Matthew Reeve joins us live.
As always, a heap of celebrities showed up to support the cause. Fittingly, Christopher Reeve once said, "Nothing of any consequence happens unless people get behind an idea."
Based on a true story, this is a touchingly comedic and unapologetic movie about someone living with high-level paralysis. My many friends and colleagues who live with paralysis declare it honest and accurate.
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The reality show format has proven itself as a mesmerizing vehicle for examining life's vicissitudes. Push Girls offers a glimpse into a world that may have been eh, pushed aside.
The record breaking event was organized by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which dedicates itself to improving
The 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act is a legitimate cause for celebration. A large chunk of what the first President Bush called "the shameful wall of exclusion" came down, yet considerable demolition work still remains to be done.
In an era in which we have pills to give a 90 year old man an erection, and procedures to reattach limbs and create artificial hearts, doctors in America can do better by spinal chord injury patients.
Five years after his death, Christopher's life continues to inspire. But our challenge for the next five years is to set the nation on a path to achieving his dream.