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SCI Superstar: Stephany Glassing

Posted June 26th, 2015 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

Meet SPINALpedia​’s SCI Superstar this week Stephany Glassing! A licensed pilot thanks to Able Flight​ and a single mother from Marietta, Georgia, this paraplegic and adapted water ski champ recently discovered rowing helps with chronic pain. So cool! She is also a huge supporter of Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled​:, as she is a recipient of a Capuchin monkey herself, and fought off depression 24 years post thanks to “Tracy.” Great story!…

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SCI Superstar: Charles Krauthammer

Posted June 19th, 2015 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

Meet our accomplished SCI Superstar this week, political analyst for both the Washington Post and Fox News, Charles Krauthammer! Paralyzed in his first year of medical school at Harvard University in ’73, this psychiatrist turned Pulitzer Prize winner columnist/TV pundit has refused to let his injury “alter his life’s arc.” Whether or not you agree with his politics, you can’t deny Charles’ amazing strength to kick butt and take names since his injury…

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SCI Superstar: Dr. Susan Harkema

Posted June 11th, 2015 by & filed under Kick Ass, Research, Videos.

Meet SPINALpedia​’s brilliant SCI Superstar this week Dr. Susan Harkema​! She is the lead researcher from the University of Louisville who discovered that electrically stimulating the spinal cord can help people with SCI move their legs and even stand again. The stimulation has also even returned some sensation and bladder, bowel & sexual function in both complete and incomplete injuries…

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SCI Superstar: Senator Tom Kennedy

Posted June 4th, 2015 by & filed under Active, Blog, Videos.

A quad to know – meet SPINALpedia​’s SCI Superstar State Senator Thomas P. Kennedy! A longtime Massachusetts politician who left behind dreams of entering the priesthood and entered politics instead, he’s been paralyzed for nearly 45 years and has been in politics for over 38 years. What a public servant! Thank you Sen. Tom Kennedy for keep on keepin’ on!…

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SCI Superstar: Dorine Bourneton

Posted May 28th, 2015 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Tech, Videos.

Meet SPINALpedia’s high flying high SCI Superstar this week Dorine Bourneton! The first woman with a disability to receive her acrobatic flying license, this paraplegic from France, paralyzed in a plane crash when she was 16, has kept on doing what she loves, and now impresses crowds at air shows throughout France. Bravo Dorine!…

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SCI Superstar: Pieter du Preez

Posted May 21st, 2015 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

Meet SPINALpedia​’s SCI Superstar this week Pieter du Preez! The first quadriplegic (C6 complete) to complete an Ironman Triathlon (swimming 3.8 kilometers, handcycling 180 kilometers and racing 42.2 kilometers in his racing chair), this South African Paralympian and married man has one heck of a story to tell…

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SCI Superstar: Anna Turney

Posted May 14th, 2015 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Style, Videos.

Meet SPINALpedia​’s fabulous SCI Superstar this week – Anna Turney​! This 35 year old Brit was a competitive snowboarder, injured in 2006 while in Japan. But Anna has been able to battle post-injury depression and move on to do great things, including become a Paralympic skier and motivational speaker, as well a mentor to youth with the prestigious Dame Kelly Holmes Trust​. Love her spirit!…

SCI Superstar: Stephany Glassing

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A former sit-n-ski water skier with several adapted water ski titles under her belt, Stephany Glassing is one of the few licensed female paraplegic pilots in the country. And that’s not all. She’s also a mother, an artist, former Ms. Wheelchair Georgia 2003 and a lover of monkeys. Yes you heard us right – monkeys.

The recipient of a Capuchin monkey (she requested one to help with depression), she’s become a huge disability service monkey advocate since receiving Tracy, speaking on behalf of the organization that gave her her monkey whenever she can.

To learn more about Stephany, an amazing woman and dedicated single mother who refuses to let her chronic pain win, read on.

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SCI Superstar: Charles Krauthammer

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A conservative political analyst for the Washington Post and Fox News, Charles Krauthammer is a quadriplegic you’ll never forget. The thing about Charles however is that he doesn’t want you to focus on his quadriplegia, and he’s been amazingly successful in this goal.

Out of the thousands of Charles’ dedicated fans, most don’t even know he uses a wheelchair. It’s not that it’s a secret, it’s just that his opinions and views on American politics are so engaging that they make you forget his disability.

From working as a Harvard-trained psychiatrist to becoming a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist all post-injury, read on for the fascinating story of Charles Krauthammer. Read more

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SCI Superstar: Dr. Susan Harkema

Posted June 11th, 2015 by .

Meet SPINALpedia​'s brilliant SCI Superstar this week Dr. Susan Harkema​! She is the lead researcher from the University of Louisville who discovered that electrically stimulating
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SCI Superstar: Senator Tom Kennedy

Posted June 4th, 2015 by .

A quad to know - meet SPINALpedia​'s SCI Superstar State Senator Thomas P. Kennedy! A longtime Massachusetts politician who left behind dreams of entering the
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SCI Superstar: Dorine Bourneton

Posted May 28th, 2015 by .

Meet SPINALpedia's high flying high SCI Superstar this week Dorine Bourneton! The first woman with a disability to receive her acrobatic flying license, this paraplegic
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SCI Superstar: Pieter du Preez

Posted May 21st, 2015 by .

Meet SPINALpedia​'s SCI Superstar this week Pieter du Preez! The first quadriplegic (C6 complete) to complete an Ironman Triathlon (swimming 3.8 kilometers, handcycling 180 kilometers
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SCI Superstar: Anna Turney

Posted May 14th, 2015 by .

Meet SPINALpedia​'s fabulous SCI Superstar this week - Anna Turney​! This 35 year old Brit was a competitive snowboarder, injured in 2006 while in Japan.
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SCI Superstar: Kevin Saunders

Posted May 7th, 2015 by .

No it's not Chuck Norris in a wheelchair, it's SPINALpedia​'s SCI Superstar this week - Kevin Saunders! The first person with a disability to serve
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SCI Superstar: Angela Madsen

Posted May 3rd, 2015 by .

MMeet SPINALpedia's SCI Superstar this week Angela Madsen: Injured in a Marines basketball game in 1993, Angela discovered rowing a few years post-injury and hasn't
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SCI Superstar: Rob Parsons

Posted April 27th, 2015 by .

Meet SPINALpedia's SCI Superstar this week speed racer Robert Parsons! A car drifter from Alberta, Canada injured in a dirt bike accident in 2011, he's