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 […]
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.
“I couldn’t believe that guys with similar injuries as mine were bodybuilding. It was a life-changing moment.”
Working cold cases is a job Bryce Clarke, a C5 quad, lives and breathes.
On March 22, Dave Sykes, 46, lifted off in his microlight aircraft from Rufforth Airfield near York, England, with the goal of being the first paraplegic to fly to the North Pole — a 5,000 mile flight. Sykes is doing the entire trip solo with no ground support. His wheelchair and survival gear are packed […]
A late February drive to his ice fishing house on Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka quickly turned into a life and death struggle for Ryan Neslund, a 35-year-ol para, after he hit a weakened spot of ice with his truck. The commercial property manager knew instantly he was in big trouble. “The truck dove straight down like […]
I was out to brunch recently waiting with a crowd of other hungry customers for tables to open up. My friend and I, both wheelchair users, received the usual number of stares and glares when out in public, especially in pairs. But I also noticed people looking at us with strange, stiff smiles. Most were […]
Para Kristi Hreuzewicz followed her sailing dream to a surprising life beyond her expectations.
“I’ve been able to make myself very vulnerable and really just be an open book,” says Kevin Brooks, a T1 para.