Spinal Defects News
Step by halting step, Nieto walks down aisle with his wife
Step by halting step, former Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto made good on his vow to walk wife Shevon down the aisle after their wedding and out the door to a waiting limousine
Boy with special needs gets custom log cabin in his backyard
A 6-year-old boy who uses a wheelchair was surprised with a custom-made log cabin in his backyard that is inspired by a cabin he fell in love with at a camp for kids with serious illnesses. Evan Vaudry, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at 18 months old.
Javier Baez on the art of the tag
This is an online exclusive story from ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue 2017. Subscribe today! World Series winner? Check. NLCS MVP? Check. World Baseball Classic silver medalist? Check, check, check. After quite a year (when's the last time you won a title 108 years in the making Javier Baez decided
Mom surprised with honorary degree after helping quadriplegic son complete his MBA
A mother who attended every class with her quadriplegic son so he could pursue his Master of Business Administration (MBA) was surprised with her own honorary degree at her son’s graduation. “I was just blown away,” Judy O’Connor said of the honor. “I’d been in the trenches with his fellow grad
A determined young woman flies high and defies the odds
After a paralyzing accident, Brooke Thabit becomes a Wings for Life Ambassador.
Author Amy Kurtz shares her personal medical journey
The author opens up about her new book, "Kicking Sick: Your Go-To Guide for Thriving With Chronic Health Conditions."
7-year-old boy paralyzed in car accident 'dances' again
A young boy who was paralyzed by a car accident is 'dancing' again. Bruce Mansy, 7, of Fresno, California, was paralyzed from the waist down by a spinal cord injury that he suffered in a car accident on Sept. 17, 2016. The accident happened while Bruce was riding in a car with his father, Samuel,
Paralyzed Woman Loses 40 Pounds, Gains Confidence
For Lauren LaPorta it was tough to lose weight . The 28-year-old high school guidance counselor spends most of her days in a wheelchair after a diving accident in 2000 left her with a severe spinal cord injury and an initial diagnosis as quadriplegic. On that day 17 years ago, LaPorta had just come
‘Secret Sleigh’ Brings Santa to Homebound Kids
Lily Portillo, 13, has acute special needs , chronic illness and needs machines to help her breathe. When her mom, Sarah, was thinking last year about how to get Lily out of the house to see Santa, she came up with an idea. “In a flash, I had this image of Santa coming to our home to visit her,”