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The Robotic Exoskeleton that is Helping People Walk Again

The Robotic Exoskeleton that is Helping People Walk Again

We are slowly but surely entering an era where anything is possible. This certainly seems to be the case for Roosevelt “R.J.” Anderson, a paralyzed Army veteran from Chicago who is learning to walk again, all thanks to a new …
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Think Outside the Flower Box: Gardening Tips for Wheelchair Users

Think Outside the Flower Box: Gardening Tips for Wheelchair Users

Spring is in the air, and while we know it’s perfect weather to go shopping for wheelchair vans, it also means gardening season is about to begin! While gardening is a simple pleasure for many, the physical chores required to …
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New Research Hints At Genetic Causes for Cerebral Palsy

New Research Hints At Genetic Causes for Cerebral Palsy

The quest to uncover the definitive causes for Cerebral Palsy just took a turn towards a different area of scientific study: genetics. New research published in February by the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry is claiming that the cause of Cerebral …
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DisArt Festival: Understanding Disability Through Art

DisArt Festival: Understanding Disability Through Art

April 10th marks the debut of a new arts festival in Grand Rapids that is the largest of its kind in the world. The DisArt Festival is a 15-day event with a mission to spread an understanding of disability through …
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6 Simple Ways to Make Your Wheelchair More Comfortable

6 Simple Ways to Make Your Wheelchair More Comfortable

Despite all of the advancements in the wheelchair industry, comfort is still an issue, especially for full-time wheelchair users. Fortunately, small, simple changes can make a huge difference and provide all-day comfort for people with disabilities. Read on for six …
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How to Make Your House Wheelchair Accessible

How to Make Your House Wheelchair Accessible

Spring is often known as the time to remodel and add additions to your house, but for the two million wheelchair using Americans who live in private residences, remodeling takes on a whole new meaning. It takes a lot to …
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Wheelchair Racer Shelly Woods Targets Gold Medal in Rio’s 2016 Paralympics

Wheelchair Racer Shelly Woods Targets Gold Medal in Rio’s 2016 Paralympics

Similar to many of our Rollx Vans customers and supporters, Shelly Woods experienced a life-changing event when she was young, and she refused to let it get in the way of her aspirations of becoming a star athlete. “I quickly …
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Paraplegic Pilot Will Make a Solo Flight to the North Pole

Paraplegic Pilot Will Make a Solo Flight to the North Pole

Some people were never meant to keep their feet on the ground. David Sykes, a middle-aged man from England has lifted off to begin his second long distance flight across the globe, this time heading for the North Pole. The …
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Doctor Finds Potential Treatment for Popular Form of Muscular Dystrophy

Doctor Finds Potential Treatment for Popular Form of Muscular Dystrophy

Though often used to describe a specific condition, muscular dystrophy is actually a group of about 40 different muscle conditions. All of these conditions share a number of common traits: progressive skeletal muscle weakness, death of muscle cells, limited range …
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RN on Wheels: Latisha Anderson’s Story

RN on Wheels: Latisha Anderson’s Story

Skeptics told Latisha Anderson that she would never be successful as a paraplegic nurse. According to them, navigating the fast-paced, stress-filled environment of a hospital was impossible without a working set of legs. But Anderson was determined to prove them …
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