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“Quadriplegia” or “Tetraplegia”

Actually, there isn’t any difference in meaning. Both words apply to paralysis of all four limbs. And both terms are used interchangeably.

Oct 2, 2019
James, injured in 1973 at age 24, quadriplegic
MEET JAMES SHEPHERD – By Thea Flaum

You’ve probably heard of the Shepherd Center in Atlanta if you’ve been living with spinal cord injury for a while.

Nov 13, 2017
Saying Goodbye to the Baclofen Pump

Alex Ghenis, who lives with quadriplegia, shares his experience dealing with spasms after spinal cord injury.

Aug 22, 2017
Motocross after spinal cord injury

Danny Baird recently set a new record. He is the first person with quadriplegia to motocross, just four years after a dirt bike accident.

Aug 17, 2017
Toyota Robot Helps Army Ranger Paralyzed in Afghanistan

Romulo Camargo got a glimpse into the future when he was selected to test Toyota’s Human Support Robot in a three-day in-home trial.

Aug 4, 2017
Paralyzed Former Race Car Driver Takes Jay Leno on a Thrill Ride

Former professional racecar driver, Sam Schmidt took Jay Leno on a spin on a Nevada racetrack in his 2016 fully adapted Z06 Corvette.

Aug 3, 2017
Paralyzed Olympian walks down the aisle at his wedding

Former Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto walked his new wife, Shevon Stoddart, down the aisle after a spinal cord injury.

Aug 2, 2017
Video: “Pushing Boundaries” after SCI

Rob Camm, who became quadriplegic in 2013, hasn’t let his spinal cord injury stop him from his dream of becoming lawyer.

Jul 24, 2017
An Eye-Opening Wheelchair Malfunction – by Ben Mattlin

One summer some years ago, my motorized wheelchair abruptly stopped working. The joystick that controlled it simply would not engage. The chair was de

Jun 28, 2017
A Wheel in Two Worlds – an article by Ben Mattlin

By Ben Mattlin My hands were in a cold sweat as I entered my wife’s third-grade classroom at a small private school in the San Fernando Valley.

May 24, 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
BLOG – Learning to Fly

Beth became a competitive swimmer during her sophomore year in high school. It required flying with a wheelchair to participate in swim meets.

Oct 12, 2016
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