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SCI Superstar: Albert Llovera

Posted October 30th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Videos.

Meet Rally driver Albert Llovera, the only paralyzed rally driver in history to complete alongside able-bodied drivers! From Andorra, he was the youngest person to ever compete in the Winter Olympics in 1984, and after a skiing injury he decided to become a motor racer. See how this Fiat sponsored athlete, father and TEDx speaker has persevered…

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Every Wheelchair-User’s Fear: Choking

Posted October 24th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Videos.

A SPINALpedia member wrote in about her husband, a quad, who while home alone had a choking scare recently. Luckily he’s ok, but here are some critical tips on how to help someone in a wheelchair if you do happen to be around…

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SPINALpedia & Backbones Halloween Wheelchair Costume Contest!

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass.

It’s time to get creative…use those 4 wheels to your advantage!…

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SCI Superstar: Wendy Crawford

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Style, Videos.

“Beauty is confidence, strength and enthusiasm for life,” said by Wendy Crawford, a rising fashion model from Toronto when a drunk driver paralyzed her. Now the founder and editor of the online magazine for women in wheelchairs MOBILEwomen.org, as well as the original creator of Raw Beauty…

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Wheelchair Safety: Ticks to Prevent Those Spasms

Posted October 17th, 2014 by & filed under Active, Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, muscle spasms are a part of everyday life when you have a spinal cord injury. Watch how three men deal with their annoying spasms on SPINALpedia, including videos profiling a C2 quad’s arm spasms and a paraplegic who’s had it up to HERE with his legs going crazy…

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You Are Still You

Posted October 15th, 2014 by & filed under Blog, Kick Ass, Style.

I love this beauty blogger. Definition of fierceness indeedio…

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SCI Superstar: Bert Burns

Posted October 15th, 2014 by & filed under Blog, Kick Ass, Videos.

Check out SPINALpedia’s SCI Superstar this week, Bert Burns! A C7 quad, family man, businessman and Paralympian in wheelchair racing, this is the story of a determined Southern gentleman who refused to let a drunk driver’s actions take away his hopes and dreams. Go Bert!…

SCI Superstar: Albert Llovera

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Hailing from the principality of Andorra is the epic rally driver Albert Llovera. Known for his athletic abilities and his smoldering Spanish good looks, Albert is above all known for his tenacity in the face of some serious lifechangers.

We won’t give it all away, but he went from a star Olympic alpine skier to a paraplegic in the blink of the eye. He knows exactly what it’s like to have everything in the world then have it all taken away.

But his story isn’t about loss, it’s about self-reinvention. Read this entry

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Every Wheelchair-User’s Fear: Choking

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We’ve covered all different kinds of situations here on our blog, but what about the scary stuff, like choking? A SPINALpedia fan and wife of a quadriplegic recently wrote us about a scary situation recently that happened to her husband.

While home alone, her husband began to choke and at the worse time possible – there was no one around. Fortunately he was able to drink enough water until help arrived, but what if this happens to you? And how can you help someone in a wheelchair who’s choking?

Here are three videos that show how to save someone in a wheelchair who’s choking both quickly and easily, which in a choking situation is a mighty good thing. Read this entry

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SCI Superstar: Wendy Crawford

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by .

"Beauty is confidence, strength and enthusiasm for life," said by Wendy Crawford, a rising fashion model from Toronto when a drunk driver paralyzed her. Now
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You Are Still You

Posted October 15th, 2014 by .

I love this beauty blogger. Definition of fierceness indeedio...
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SCI Superstar: Bert Burns

Posted October 15th, 2014 by .

Check out SPINALpedia's SCI Superstar this week, Bert Burns! A C7 quad, family man, businessman and Paralympian in wheelchair racing, this is the story of
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SCI Superstar: Kelley Kalafatich

Posted October 7th, 2014 by .

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