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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.
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.
Soon, scientists will begin human trials on brain-controlled bionic limbs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every bride dreams of walking down the aisle at her wedding but for a bride who can’t walk, that simple task is easier said than done.
Every bride and groom dreams of their first dance as husband and wife. Sgt. Joey Johnson thought he would never live that dream after suffering an accident that left him paralyzed. But, with some ingenuity and some help from his friends, the 27-year-old groom made it a reality.
If you’ve ever thought you couldn’t accomplish something because you weren’t physically capable, these athletes might make you change your mind.
A paraplegic teenager will ditch his wheelchair for a miracle exoskeleton robotic suit to deliver the first kick at the World Cup's opening ceremonies.
"Though he has been through many hardships," Galindo wrote on Facebook. "This child is a perfect example of perseverance
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?
Sri Lestari was left paralyzed from the chest down at the age of 23 after a motorcycle accident. Unable to afford a wheelchair
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.
My husband is a paraplegic. He's also a great father, a loving spouse and an occasional marathoner.
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.
"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."