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Being the victim of an accident from a medical condition that may lead to the full paralysis is often a life-changing event. According to a 2009 study, there may be over five million U.S. residents who are living with some form of paralysis. While treatment options for patients who have a loss of sensation or movement are subject to limitations of current technology, recent and future medical innovations, promise a broad range of new treatments that may be just over the horizon.
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I am sure we are all familiar with what has been going on with the Russian delegation in what has become an unfortunate situation for athletes that have been banned from the Olympics and Paralympics. It is unfortunate for these particular athletes who have seemed to be involved in a situation that was out of control. Yet, out of this sadness, there will be victory for all Paralympians.
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It is not every day that you get an opportunity to go to Moscow, Russia. I am not sure if people choose Moscow as a vacation spot. However, I, along with 8 other USA representatives, was selected to be part of this historical trip. I eagerly accepted for three reasons: one, I was able to travel to a country that I had never been before. I got to visit a friend from Moscow, who I met in the states about 3 years ago. Last, I was given an opportunity to teach and play wheelchair rugby. After 20 years of playing wheelchair rugby you would think that I would be burned out. Not yet!
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In the distant past, service dogs were primarily seen assisting those with sight problems, our police and military personnel, but nowadays you will see them practically everywhere. For more than 43 million people who are disabled in the United States, it’s estimated there are almost 400,000 service dogs assisting this differently abled population.
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What is that sound that I hear? Oh yes, it is the sound of a bat cracking while it hits a ball. It is the popping of a ball into a glove and oh yes, the smell of free cut green grass. You know that I am talking about baseball.
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I am sure we all were excited to see the Grammy awards last week. Personally, I could care less. I am actually someone that does not watch that much T.V. I did for some reason want to watch the tributes to David Bowie, BB King and Glenn Frey. I am not that big a fan of any of them but I do appreciate their work and success. Plus, like many, I was shocked by their passing away. However, as I switched back and forth to catch them I did happen to see Mr. Stevie Wonder present an award and make the statement of the year!
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As we celebrate the man who was instrumental in writing the Civil Rights Act, which was signed in 1964 to benefit all Americans, there is still one group of citizens who are waiting for this act to benefit them. These are the 56 million Americans with disabilities who are still waiting to participate in a mainstream society. However, because of the 64 act, steps have been made to address this issue.
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Cycling is fast becoming an exercise of choice for many people all over the world for a number of reasons. It is not only a preferred method of exercising your upper and lower limbs but it is also a form of recreation for many people. In addition to that, it is also a method of transportation for a number of people all over the world.