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Katherine Beattie: Shredding the Wheelchair Motocross Scene

Katherine Beattie: Shredding the Wheelchair Motocross Scene

Katherine Beattie is shredding the wheelchair motocross scene, finishing eighth overall in her first WCMX World Championships, held in April in Grand Prairie, Texas. Also, Beattie, who has CP, is the first woman in the world to land a backflip in a wheelchair. The La Cañada Flintridge, Calif., woman spent her childhood skateboarding, surfing and […]

Why is the Wheelchair so Scary?

Why is the Wheelchair so Scary?

Growing up, there was a man, Mike, who lived down the street and who used a power wheelchair. He had broken his neck as a teenager and was my friend Megan’s uncle. Whenever we were bored, she would drag me to his house so we could ask him for a free ride on his wheelchair, […]

The Transformation of Regan Linton

The Transformation of Regan Linton

Just like everyone, she had doubts and fears after her spinal cord injury. But for actor Regan Linton, that identity crisis led to a career of role-playing — and it was on the stage that she discovered her true self.

Handling 'Help'

Handling ‘Help’

Do-gooders are everywhere, eager to make a big show of helping whether you need it or not. Here’s how to handle it.

Mike Ervin

Ervin: Famous Cripple Roles

The love the Oscar people have for the artistic accomplishments of fake cripples doesn’t discriminate.

Photography by Alexander/www.photographybyalexander.com

Crip Buzz: May 2015

The advice from my doctor was to check myself into a nursing home for the rest of my life, but I wanted a career, adventure, love, and sex.

March 2015

Letters: May 2015

Disney Universe; Boston’s Freedom Trail; What About Contractures?

Lincoln Rhyme: Fictional Sip-and-Puff Sleuth

Lincoln Rhyme: Fictional Sip-and-Puff Sleuth

The Bone Collector’s C4 quad detective is a forensic scientist and force of nature.

Ever since he was a little kid, Bryce Clarke has wanted to be a police officer, just like his dad. His career almost ended after his spinal cord injury, but he wasn’t done yet. He hung around the station, made himself useful, and eventually was hired back fulltime as a detective working cold cases.

Portrait of a Detective as a Real Person

Working cold cases is a job Bryce Clarke, a C5 quad, lives and breathes.

Jordan Bone

SCI Life: April 2015

“There are so many things I can’t do for myself, but because makeup is so personal, it makes me feel like I’m still me.”