Archive | October, 2014
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Martyn Ashton trying to adapt

31 Oct

Martyn Ashton was one of the world’s leading trials bike riders, and the person who created the outstanding films: road bike party one, and rode bike party two  (see links below).

 

 

last year he suffered a horrible accident and is now paraplegic. This is a story of how he is learning to adapt:

http://www.animal.co.uk/2014/10/martyn-ashton-year-one/

I find it interesting that even though he was injured on a bicycle, his mind is focused on somehow, someday getting back on a bicycle, because that is who he is and what he wants to do in life.

 

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Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

21 Oct

Let’s wait to see if the results can be replicated with other patients in other countries. Nevertheless, this is very interesting news.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29645760

 

While many people in the SCI community have denounced this latest news as little more than a media stunt, there is more to the story than meets the eye, as the following one hour BBC documentary shows.

 

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What it feels like to be paralyzed

20 Oct

One person’s view:

http://www.yourtango.com/2014227799/what-being-paralyzed-feels#.VEUa4IvF-Oz

Quadriplegic getting things done

4 Oct

Here’s a short video by a quadriplegic injured at the C6 level showing how he accomplishes simple tasks with very limited hand function. My injury level is higher, at the C4 level, but still, provides incentive for me to try to figure out how to use my limited capabilities to the best of my abilities.

 

http://jonathancampbell.tumblr.com/post/98935341046/when-most-people-hear-the-term-spinal-cord

 

Video

The sounds of paragliding

2 Oct

Get a good pair of stereo speakers and enjoy the sounds that accompany the stunning visual images in this short video about paragliding.