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Starla Hilliard-Barnes' Playground Project

Starla Hilliard-Barnes’ Playground Project

If you saw her perched atop a horse or in her four-by-four vehicle, you would never know Starla Hilliard-Barnes was paralyzed. A T4 paraplegic whose vertebrae from the T2 level to T8 was completely crushed in a hit and run motorcycle accident in 2009, Hilliard-Barnes has only been a wheelchair-user for five years. But if […]

William Peace: Scholar, Advocate

William Peace: Scholar, Advocate

When it comes to disability rights, William Peace not only thinks, writes and talks about it, he takes action.

SCI Life: September 2014

SCI Life: September 2014

Roman Castillo: The Drummer Inside Won’t Quit; High Fashion for the Seated Form; Hand-Free Phoning

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Douglas P. Lathrop, Editor of Kids on Wheels, Dies at 50

New Mobility contributor and former senior editor Douglas P. Lathrop passed away on August 15, leaving a legacy of important disability articles and essays, and 14 issues of Kids on Wheels. He had been celebrating his 50th birthday with a few dozen of his friends when he sustained fractures in his legs — he had […]

Actor Danny Murphy, 1955-2014

Actor Danny Murphy, 1955-2014

Danny Murphy, a disability advocate, producer and actor best known for his roles in the Farrelly Brothers’ films: There’s Something About Mary, Me, Myself & Irene, Kingpin and Shallow Hal has died of cancer. He was living in Florida. Murphy was born on Aug. 20, 1955, in Boston, Mass. He attended Stonehill College and during his […]

At the end of the act, Buchanan’s “nemesis” offers him a tow down to the audience.

Dan Buchanan: Flying High, Shooting Sparks

As a para and a high-flying professional pilot, Dan Buchanan takes his class act to the skies.

SCI Life: August 2014

SCI Life: August 2014

Priscilla Hedlin, Mommy Blogger; the Mountain Trike; Anywhere Charger Mat

Crip Buzz: August 2014

Crip Buzz: August 2014

Ex the Exoskeleton?; Crowd Surfing on Wheels

Sam Schmidt and the Amazing Hands-Free Driving Controls

Sam Schmidt and the Amazing Hands-Free Driving Controls

An amazing advancement has occurred in the driving world. A quadriplegic paralyzed from the shoulders down is driving a car completely on his own again, and this revolutionary quadriplegic is Sam Schmidt. Maybe you’ve heard of him. He was a rising Indy car racer was paralyzed 14 years ago while racing in the Walt Disney […]

The Delagraves enjoy taking walks together and going to nearby parks.

Joe Delagrave: Family Man

Team USA’s quad rugby captain is passionate about being the best father and husband he can be.