Tuesday, April 24, 2012

People with Spinal Cord Injuries Participating in Cycle to the Sea

From April 26-28, the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Programs at Carolinas Rehabilitation Center will have its 13th Annual Cycle to the Sea. Cycle to the Sea is a 180-mile bike ride from Charlotte to North Myrtle Beach. Many people with disabilities will be participating using hand bikes. Hand bikes allow many people with disabilities to participate in cycling via their hands and arms rather than their legs.
One of the participants in the Cycle to the Sea is Brian Muscarella. A husband and father of two, he suffered a spinal stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed. Subsequently, he underwent rigorous therapy which allowed him to regain some motion in his limbs, drive with hand controls, and walk short distances with assistance. He has become involved in wheelchair sports as part of his therapy, and has become one of the forty cyclists participating in the Cycle to the Sea. The event raises money for the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Programs at Carolinas Rehabilitation Center as each cyclist is required to set a fundraising goal of at least $1,000.

To read more on this story, check out the following link: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/04/23/3182103/spinal-cord-injury-patient-will.html#storylink=cpy

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