Janine’s Story: “A Broken Body is Not a Broken Person”

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We think you may find this article helpful… Olympic hopeful re-imagines her life By Ryan Bergeron, CNN Janine Shepherd is wrapping up a speech about her life with one important piece of advice for the crowd in Los Angeles, “Our bodies may be limited but it’s our spirits that are unstoppable.” Janine is a best-selling author and travels the world …

Janine’s Story: “A Broken Body is Not a Broken Person”

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We think you may find this article helpful… Olympic hopeful re-imagines her life By Ryan Bergeron, CNN Janine Shepherd is wrapping up a speech about her life with one important piece of advice for the crowd in Los Angeles, “Our bodies may be limited but it’s our spirits that are unstoppable.” Janine is a best-selling author and travels the world …

Pat’s Story: Recovered Quadriplegic Inspires People with Spinal Cord Injuries

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Tala Hadavi Pat Rummerfield is used to being described as a walking miracle. More than three decades after breaking his neck in several places, Rummerfield cannot only walk, he can also run and is considered to be a fully-functional quadriplegic. ‘Walking miracle’ The human spinal cord is a crucial pathway for …

Ed’s Story: Finding Forgiveness After Random Attack Nearly Kills Him

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Michele Dargan  A random encounter with five young men intent on stabbing a stranger to death left Ed Gavagan bleeding and dying on a New York City street. As he lay screaming on the sidewalk with both of his lungs collapsed, Gavagan was fortunate that bystanders assisted and that the hospital …

Dana’s Story: Support and a Sunny Disposition Stimulate Recovery

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We think you may find this article helpful… By SpinalCord.com June 17, 2000, started out like any other normal Saturday for Dana Guest. It was the beginning of summer break, between her junior and senior years of high school, and Dana was meeting her mom to get pictures taken for their theme park season passes. Dana was waiting at a …

Paul’s Story: It’s a Matter of Determination

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By Paul Peterson My name is Paul Peterson. I am 21 years old above knee amputee. I have been involved in several sports since I was a child. Track and field has always been my true passion. My first time running track was in 7th Grade. I specialized in the 100 meter dash, 100 meter hurdles, 4×100 relay and high …

Patty’s Story: I am not the person I was before the crash, I’m better…

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By Patty S. On May 9, 2011 my work day started out as most days with a meeting at a local coffee shop with a few co-workers then the drive to my first doctor’s office.  Having been a medical sales representative for almost 13 years in Central Virginia I was accustom to long hours of driving on curvy two lanes …

Paul’s Story: Traumatic Brain Injury Ten Years Later

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By Dixie Fremont-Smith Coskie It has been almost ten years since traumatic brain injury (TBI) crashed into our lives, changing our family forever. People always ask, “How is your son Paul doing now? How are you, your husband, the other kids? How has your family survived?” I usually give my polite, standard answer: “Oh…thanks for asking, we’re all doing fine. …

Angela’s Story: Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Did

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By Hollee Actman Becker If you’ve got a child under age two in a front-facing car seat, you should probably hear Angela Brown’s devastating story. The mom of two was driving home from a dentist appointment back in February with both of her daughters secured in their car seats, when her SUV slammed into a tree head on and then flipped over, …