Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cancer Does Not Make an Exception for People with Disabilties

Joni Tada, 63, became a quadriplegic at the age of 17 due to a diving accident. Besides her focus on her day to day life, she was always medically focus on issues related to her quadriplegia. Thus, she decided to forego a mammogram for 9 years.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Ice Sledge Hockey

With record lows reaching much of the United States yesterday, it seems like an appropriate time to highlight the sport of Ice Sledge Hockey. This sport is popular in the Winter Paralympics, but is unknown to many. Check out the video and keep an eye out for an Ice Sledge Hockey team or club in your city...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bring Zack Back Home: A Kenyan Wheels Across Africa to Build a Rehab Center for Africans with Spinal Cord Injuries

Zachary Kimotho lost the use of his legs in 2004 after being shot by a gunman in an attempted car-jacking. He is now wheeling across Africa in order to raise money to build a rehab center for Africans with Spinal Cord Injuries. If he raises enough money, his trip will end and he will be able to go home. If not, he is prepared to continue his 18 month journey all the way to Cape Town, South Africa to raise awareness for the cause.

The video below displays the conditions in which Kenyans with Spinal Cord Injuries live. Terrain is rough and much of the country is inaccessible. The video also displays the importance of adding a Spinal Cord Injury rehab facility in Kenya.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Stanford Study of Technology Needs for People with Paralysis

Check out the link below for a Stanford School of Medicine online study for people with paralysis. The study is attempting to find out what technology is most important for people with paralysis and what movement and control is necessary to restore.