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Who hasn’t dreamed of a fairytale wedding and seeing the world on their honeymoon? Maybe not many men do but certainly many girls do and Fang Ling, a girl from Taiwan who became paraplegic since she accidentally fell from the staircase during a business trip in 2010, did not only dream about her honeymoon but recently realized her dream with Yang Yun-hao, the man of her life who also suffers...

Authors of summary: Ursina Arnet and Timo Hinrichs (Swiss Paraplegic Research)
Original article: Arnet U, Hinrichs T, Lay V, Bertschy S, Frei H, Brinkhof MW; SwiSCI study group. Determinants of handbike use in persons with spinal cord injury: results of a community survey in Switzerland. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2015 Mar 18:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
 

For the first time data...

Hello to everyone,

To begin with, I am native Russian and I have a big interest to share with you an article recently posted on the Russian forum and devoted to the visit of the Moscow Kremlin by a group of people with disabilities. This article was translated from Russian to English with permission from the author.

How could you visit the capital of Russia without visiting the Moscow...

Author of summary: Rachel Park (Swiss Paraplegic Research)
Original article: Mattar AA, Hitzig SL, McGillivray CF. A qualitative study on the use of personal information technology by persons with spinal cord injury. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2014 Sep 26:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]
 

Daily use of digital devices/technology for people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) can...

Hello everyone,

My name is Bryce John Rafferty. I am a 26 year old American man currently living in Colorado, where I went to college. I grew up in New England around Boston and New York, but much like the Swiss people, I love the mountains and the healing energy of life and beauty they provide. I had a diving accident in Prangins on 30/8/09 that broke my neck and left me as a C5-6 tetra. I...

Authors of summary: Teresa Brinkel and Christine Fekete (Swiss Paraplegic Research)
Original article: Fekete C, Wahrendorf M, Reinhardt JD, Post MW, Siegrist J. Work stress and quality of life in persons with disabilities from four European countries: the case of spinal cord injury. Quality of Life Research. 2014;23(5):1661-71.
 

Chronic work-related stress and little influence on...

Reasons to go to see an opera, ballet, play or symphony:

  • To experience something different. No matter what year it was written, most storylines are relatable, whether the story be about revenge, love, loss, betrayal, joy or triumph. Even if it is not your first time, ballet and opera stories are all different.
  • To listen to something unlike what you hear every other day of the year....

Author of summary: Ursina Arnet (Swiss Paraplegic Research)
Original article: Arnet U, van Drongelen S, Scheel-Sailer A, van der Woude LH, Veeger DH. Shoulder load during synchronous handcycling and handrim wheelchair propulsion in persons with paraplegia. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2012;44(3):222-8.

Fresh winter air in your face, that feeling as if you were flying, people all around you laughing and having a good time, Christmas-time music in your ears… All that on a sparkling winter day, on a smooth ice surface and wearing ice-skates on your feet… or a wheelchair ice glider under your wheels. 

Years ago in my hometown Ulbroka, Latvia, where a frozen lake and frost covered reeds around...