Wheelchair Safety: Ticks to Prevent Those Spasms
Bert Burns - quadriplegic father of twins, and owner of the largest urological supply company in the US.
From wheelchair racer Amanda McGrory to UK wheelchair bodybuilder Dan Smith, here are 3 video profiles of top-level pro wheelchair athletes from SPINALpedia, all who prove you can be a FT athlete w/ a disability and rock it all the way to the bank.
A whitewater adventurer who was Meryl Streep’s stunt-double in “A River Wild,” learn the truly fascinating story on SPINALpedia of Kelley Kalafatich, paralyzed by a waterborne virus while river rafting in Africa in 2007. She has been battling major neuropathic pain since her injury, but Kelley is a fighter!
Some wheelchair-users could care less about being stared at. How do you feel on the subject?! Check out three videos from SPINALpedia profiling three exceptionally funny & VERY upbeat people with disabilities, including Madi aka “Wheelchair Barbie” on Instagram.
We love Jarrett Martin! A skydiving pro and T4 paraplegic from a speedflying accident in 2008, he’s back in the sky with 3,000 jumps and counting, and he’s now working as a rigger for Skydive Dubai. He also made history as the first ever paraplegic to basejump this past summer in Norway!
American wheelchair footballs rules! Did you know both paraplegics AND quads can play on the field at the same time? Check out SPINALpedia’s annual post on this rising sport, including a former NFLer paralyzed in a shooting, who now coaches high school football!
The world’s most stunning beauty blogger with paralysis, meet SPINALpedia’s SCI Superstar this week - Jordan Bone from the UK! Injured 10 yrs ago while riding in the backseat of a car, she’s helping make the roads safer by educating new drivers, and of course making fabulous makeup tutorials along the way.
From “barefoot” skiing with champion adapted water skiier Mark Turner to C7 quad Joe Stone (of The Joe Stone Foundation) showing how he can swim like a champ in a custom wetsuit, check out SPINALpedia’s 3 videos showing extreme SCI water adventurin’, including a para on a jet ski in Agadir, Morocco (woo!) thanks to the I’m Freee Traveling Foundation!
An oceanographer and Professor of Geophysics at Seoul National University, Lee Sang-mook may be your new favorite scientist. He was injured on a field trip in Death Valley in 2006, but the strides he’s made in his field and for the disabled Korea since are simply stunning. Learn his amazing story on SPINALpedia!