Quadriplegia

Quadriplegia or tetraplegia means partial or complete paralysis of the arms, legs and torso. Its primary cause is cervical spine injury which can be the result of motor vehicle collisions, falling or injuries that happen during sports. Quadriplegia is not a curable condition and there are no available medication known to offer any chance of recovery.

"As you wake each day, meditate or pray. Call in courage and strength. Be conscious of your blessings. Stay grateful. Many across the globe are not waking up this morning, and even more are waking in extreme dire circumstances, not even in a bed, and without food in their tummies." "L...

The former Furniture Row NASCAR Cup car will participate in the ceremonial parade laps prior to the race's start. The car's technology allows the passenger seat occupant to drive by braking and accelerating with the push and pull of their breath, while turning the vehicle is managed by the movement...

COVID-19 has stopped visits to her long-term care facility -- but they're making the best of the situation.

"We grant the petition for rehearing filed by Gregory Smith for the limited purpose of correcting a factual error on page 7 of our opinion. We stated that 'Progressive filed a motion to consolidate the appeals,' but it was Smith who filed the motion to consolidate," the panel wrote. It's t...

AUSTIN, Texas - Hunter Adkins has had setbacks, for sure. Her mom, Becky Adkins, said, "Hunter was born at 24 weeks." When they switched planes in Dallas, an American Airlines crew was moving Hunter Adkins to her seat. "No one wants to fall on their face and then get weird looks and b...

Nelson says his first album, "Coming Home'', was all about coming to terms with what had happened to his original vision of what his life would be, as he worked as a solo artist for the first time. "There's a window near my bed and when I wake up every day, I look out at a big red barn, at...

Albertans with physical disabilities are certainly at high risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Much like the pandemic itself, many of the challenges folks with physical disabilities cannot be contro…

A QUADRIPLEGIC man has cycled 250 miles across Kenya using a motorised quad bike - that he steered by using his chin. Inspirational Andy Walker MBE, who was paralysed in a diving accident in 2006, took on the monstrous trek through Rift Valley to Lake Victoria as part of a charity cycle challenge. Y...

NEW ORLEANS, La. - A federal court case is underway after a New Orleans Saints season ticket holder with muscular dystrophy accused the operators of the Superdome of not doing enough to accommodate the disabled. Shelby Bailey, who filed the suit, said he can't see what's going on at games. Bailey is...

Penny's van is equipped with a sliding door and hydraulic lift to get her into the van. Penny seemed more concerned about what being without her van would mean to her friend and assistant, Willie. Penny lived at Abbey Road Co-op, just a block west of 109 Street along Whyte Avenue. Every Monday, Wedn...

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