Soccer goalie and DJ turned TV presenter and film director, learn all about the Netherland’s Marc de Hond on SPINALpedia! Marc was paralyzed at the age of 25 from a spinal tumor, and went on to become one of the most recognizable faces on Dutch TV.
Two videos from women in wheelchairs who struggled with coming to terms with their disability too (and won!), all on SPINALpedia!
A mother, wife, proud hunter and oh yeah, Ms Wheelchair USA 2013, this is the story of the effervescent Ashlee Lundvall on SPINALpedia - a young teenager turned paraplegic who set out to live the “real life” in Wyoming post-injury, and is loving every minute of it.
Asking for help is a true art form, and is something people with spinal cord injuries become experts at (even if it’s one of the hardest things we must do). From a TEDx talk from a school teacher on wheels, to one man’s deep (deep deep) ponderings, here are 3 videos from SPINALpedia shedding some light on this subject. How do YOU ask for help? Please share!
A comedian, single father and an incredible quad rugby player from Brooklyn, NYC, check out the epic tale of Damon Rozier on SPINALpedia! If his wheelchair lap dance doesn’t make you laugh, you may need to check your pulse.
Boating season! Here are 3 videos from SPINALpedia showing that an injured spinal cord doesn’t have a final say in your boating activities: 1) A para launching/boarding his bass boat 2) A hydraulic lift made for a speedboat and 3) A *completely* accessible boat/hand-controls for a C6 quad!
Paralyzed from the neck down in a random convenience store shooting as a clerk in 1983 when she was just 18, Barbara Turnbull is the SCI Superstar this week for SPINALpedia! After her injury, she went on to become a longtime reporter for The Toronto Star and founded the Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research.
Finding and managing PCAs takes a certain finesse! For some sage insight, check out these three videos from SPINALpedia that show wheelers opening up (and venting) about PCAs. From getting PCAs to stick around for over a decade to a strange law in NY requiring PCAs to wear name tags.
Holy cow there are some awesome new ways to drive a wheelchair! Eyes, voice, mind and tongue - which new method would you be most likely to use? Thank you Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Georgia Institute of Technology and UC Berkeley for your contributions to this exciting new field of medical/robotics fusions!