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I might be quadriplegic, but I’m your doctor

  Dr Palipana tells his story in his own words. I didn’t grow up wanting to be a doctor. And I certainly never imagined practising medicine with quadriplegia. I was exactly halfway through medical school when my car aquaplaned on Brisbane’s Gateway Motorway. It...

Quadriplegic Finds Adrenaline Rush With Racing Drone

  On January 10, 2012, Agustin Zanoli was 18 years old and spent his summer vacation in Carilo, a seaside resort on the Argentine coast. During a quad race in sand dunes the Cordoba resident, now 24, lost the use of his arms and legs. At the end of 2015, he met...

20 Years Lei di Labizjan

  As a follow-up to the Symposium of December 2nd, 2016, Totolika organized a symposium “20 years ‘Lei di Labizjan’”. It was held on December 2nd, 2017, at ‘Landhuis Klein Kwartier’. Although there were not many participants, the contents of the symposium were...

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (A/RES/61/106) was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and was opened for signature on 30 March 2007. There were 82 signatories to the...

First person with paraplegic as a head of state in Latin America

  Lenin Moreno was declared the winner of Ecuador’s April 2 presidential election, becoming the first person with paraplegia to be elected as a head of state in Latin America. Moreno, who served as vice-president of Ecuador under Raphael Correa from 2007-2013,...

Pump On Wheels with Ruth Kroes

Starting March 2017 every third Saturday of the month we will be having Pump On Wheels with Ruth Kroes at our facility in colon.  A 45 minute fitness session specially for people in wheelchair.  ...

Walking with hope

Patients with spinal cord injuries are challenging mainstream treatments in their bid to recover use of their paralysed limbs. Quadriplegic Matthew Pierri reports. Read...

Exploring Frontiers of Recovery

In 2010 a fall from a second-story window nearly killed me. I broke my back and the damage to my spinal cord left me paralyzed from the waist down. From the moment I hit the ground I joined a global community of people who, according to the experts, have no hope of...