SCI Life: Nothing Can Take Down This Mama Bear

September 1, 2016

Mother to five children and married to a pastor for over 17 years, Alicia Reagan, 39, is not your average pastor’s wife. In 2009 while pregnant with her fifth child, she began to feel ill. After lying down because of blinding pain, she woke up — paralyzed.“When I awoke, I

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Nation Loses a Top Disability Rights Attorney

August 3, 2016

One of the nation’s most influential disability rights lawyers, Larry Paradis, cofounder and executive director of Disability Rights Advocates, has passed away. “Larry spent his life working tirelessly so that people with disabilities would be fully included in all aspects of American life. That is his legacy, and he will

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Janis Moore Obituary

June 12, 2016

Janis Marie MooreAugust 31, 1922 - May 29, 2016 Resided in Springfield, OHLovingly submitted by her niece, Rhonda Atkins.JANIS M. MOORE, 93, of Springfield, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday evening, May 29, 2016. She was born in Springfield on August 31, 1922, the daughter of the late Arnold

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Dr. Scott Rains Has Passed Away

May 3, 2016

It is with great sadness that we wish to inform colleagues from around the world that Dr. Scott Rains, San Jose, USA passed away on Saturday 30th April. Scott had been struggling with a brain tumor since December 2014.He will be greatly missed, not only by his wife Patricia and

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Remembering 'fiercely funny' disability activist Stella Young

December 8, 2014

Australian comedian Stella Young, who has died suddenly at 32, has campaigned for disability rights locally since her teens. But it was her 2014 Ted talk

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The slow train to an accessible London

October 2, 2014

The challenge to make London's Victorian Tube network accessible

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John M. Freeman, MD (1933–2014)

May 25, 2014

Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics | Original Link Baltimore, Maryland, United States —Dr. John M. Freeman, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurologist and expert in pediatric epilepsy who had also been a medical ethicist, died Friday, January 3, 2014. Dr. Freeman was instrumental in the founding and success of

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A life with spina bifida, a love for bass guitar: The spark, the lasting spirit, of Mike Casale

May 8, 2014 | Original Link by Sean Kirst Syracuse, New York, United States —Bob Purdy met Michael Casale in Fayetteville, when they were little boys. Their families were among the first in the Brookside housing tract, where a lonely Purdy decided that he and this other kid ought to be friends. The bond remained

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Dr. John M. Freeman, neurologist

January 6, 2014

Pediatric neurologist revived use of the long-abandoned ketogenic diet known as KD for treatment of childhood epilepsy The Baltimore Sun | Original Link by Frederick N. Rasmussen Baltimore, Maryland, United States —Dr. John M. Freeman, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurologist and expert in pediatric epilepsy who had also been a medical

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Arthur Verney obituary

November 18, 2013

The Guardian | Original Link Deaf and disabled people's rights campaigner who promoted the cause of British Sign Language by David Brien Great Britian —In 1980, Arthur Verney, who has died aged 70 from complications after surgery, became general secretary of the British Deaf Association (BDA). At that time it was a predominantly

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Walking to remember, celebrate Kaley

October 3, 2012

Event raises money for Spina Bifida Alliance and music therapy at Children's Hospital. This Week Community News | Original Link by Jennifer Nesbitt Genoa Township, OH —Nothing slowed Kaley Schwartzwalder down. She loved music and took singing, dancing and piano lessons. She loved karaoke and always made sure she dressed the part of the

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Tragic death of ‘inspirational’ UK football club’ physio

May 29, 2012

Burnley Express | Original Link Burnley, Lancashire, UK —An inspirational Burnley man who dedicated his life to helping people despite suffering a serious spinal condition has died aged 46. Andrew Fildes was born with spina bifida, which leaves many sufferers paralysed, and doctors said he would never walk. But Andrew conquered his disability and

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Saying Goodbye—Jameson A. Lam

May 24, 2012

News Leader I Samuel 1:27 McGaheysville, VA — Jameson Andrew "Bubby" Lam, 4, earned his angel wings on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at the UVA Medical Center after courageously fighting a monthlong illness. He was born Aug. 15, 2007, and was the beloved son of Jason Andrew and Shannon Ball Lam. Jameson

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