Unstoppable: Paralyzed Woman Pursuing Master’s Degree While in Veteran’s Hospital
Ashley Williams is a retired US Air Force veteran whose life took an unexpected turn after a spinal cord injury resulted in quadriplegia.
Aug 1, 2023
Remembering the Legacy of Disability Rights Activist Judy Heumann
Judy Heumann, a lifelong disability rights activist, author, and public speaker has died.
Mar 7, 2023
Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Information for People With Disabilities
by Stephanie Lollino
Editor’s Note: As the temperature across the country increases, so does the availability of all three types of the COVID-19 vaccine. People with spi
Mar 3, 2021
Headlines shout: “Paralyzed People Walk Again!”
But what’s the whole story?
By Thea Flaum
I get angry every time I read a newspaper headline or see a TV news feature that shouts about an “end to paralysis” and a “miraculous recovery!"
Sep 25, 2018
The Athlete in Me Won’t Stop
My sports-toned and -nurtured legs hadn’t responded to rehab the way they’d been expected to because they couldn’t.
Oct 20, 2017
FacingDisability.com Unveils Redesigned Website
After 19 months in development, FacingDisability.com is proud and relieved to announce that we have just reinvented our website. It has a cleaner
May 9, 2017
“ME BEFORE YOU” COULD BE AN INVITATION TO SUICIDE
“Live Boldly! Live Well! Just Live!” shout the ads for the tear-jerking melodrama “Me Before You,” which can be seen as invitation to suicide.
Jun 3, 2016
Indiana Woman with Quadriplegia Gives Birth
Being a parent is tough. Being a mother who can’t move her arms and legs seems insurmountable.
Jun 2, 2016
Actor Uses Exoskeleton Onstage
Michael Patrick Thornton is getting rave reviews for his performance as Shakespeare's Richard III while wearing an exoskeleton.
Mar 15, 2016
Nova and Don, a Love Story…
Spinal cord injuries are now occurring later in life. The average age at injury is now 42.6 years. Here's how one senior couple is coping.
Feb 23, 2016
Paralyzed Vet Walks Again
R.J. Anderson, injured in 2012 in an accident that left him with quadriplegia, walked out the door of a hospital with the help of an exoskeleton.
Apr 9, 2015
Understanding Spinal Cord Injury
An important new factsheet offers a basic understanding of the functions of the spinal cord and how they might change after injury.
Mar 10, 2015