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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
Paralyzed Man Regains Some Use of Legs

A paralyzed man in Poland is moving again due to a pioneering treatment involving the growth of new nerve pathways in his spinal cord.

Oct 23, 2014
Happiness is a Choice

There’s no way to avoid the blunt, honest truth: Paralysis from a spinal cord injury is a great personal tragedy. Words of wisdom from Jeff Shannon.

Aug 23, 2013
A New Spin on the Classic Wheelchair

Scientists in Japan have people buzzing about their new take on the classic wheelchair. The prototype navigates curbs and climbs stairs.

Oct 24, 2012
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