“I remember hitting the bottom, being face down, and my entire body getting a tingling feeling like when your foot falls asleep. It was then that I knew I broke my neck. I couldn't move, not even to lift my head up.
An injury that occurred quickly in a play that appeared routine has produced tragedy after a Canadian recreational hockey player was left a quadriplegic last week. Richard Morrison, 47-years-old with a wife and two young kids, faces life in a wheelchair.
Scientists and engineers are working to meld mind and machine, combining the most humanlike bionic arm with cutting edge computer chip technology in a brain-machine interface to help quadriplegics and amputees, according to recent news stories.
The case of a quadriplegic man who won a multi-million dollar lawsuit and died January 6, 2008 at the hands of his care providers has finally been sent to the district attorney. The providers were said to have stolen thousands of dollars from him.
Brian Sterner is a quadriplegic and he was being booked at a Florida county jail on Jan. 29 and this past week a surveillance video of Sterner being dumped out of his wheelchair by a jailer has been making rounds all over the news.