Bringing the latest in spinal cord injury stories. From interviews with survivors, telling us how they learned to drive again, to researchers - explaining the cutting edge work they are doing to find a cure. Visit www.connectingtheresilient.com to learn more.
Orion Owens: Photographer
Listen in to my conversation with Orion Owens. Orion and I met while we were at Craig and one of our first encounters was while filming with drones. Orion, who has spent much of his life photographing surfing, has continued to explore film and cinematography with drones. He recently published his first book title, “Regeneration.” You can check it out along with his other work at www.orionowens.com.
I apologize for the poor audio quality in this episode. There was a technical difficulty that I didn’t notice until too late.
Derek Herrera: Wounded Warrior Pushing the Cutting Edge Forward
Listen to my conversation with Derek Herrera who suffered a spinal cord injury in combat in 2012. Since then, Derek has become an expert in spinal cord injury recovery and the technologies aiding that recovery. Derek is the founder of Spinal Singularity, a company aimed at providing solutions to widespread issues faced by the spinal cord injury community. Currently, his company is working on a fully implantable multi-use catheter that has the potential to revolutionize bladder management.
We spoke about how Derek has seen the changes in funding for SCI research, the different technologies he thinks are most promising going forward, as well as his advice for newly injured people.
Nick Fairall: Olympic Ski Jumper to Paralympic Water-Skier
Listen in to my conversation with Nick Fairall, former Olympian and current paralympian, as we discuss how he rebounded from his injury during a ski-jumping competition into another sport he loved: water skiing. Beyond these incredible feats, however, Nick’s true prowess is in his attitude towards life and recovering from a spinal cord injury. I left my conversation with Nick much happier and I hope you do as well! Feel free to connect with Nick on facebook and twitter:
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Wings for Life World Run
Listen in to my conversation with Mike Shaw and Jim Mullan as we discuss this year’s Wings for Life World Run. The Wings for Life World Run is an annual running race taken part all around the world that raises money for spinal cord injury research. The race will take place on Sunday, May 5th at 7 a.m EST. You can join in with Mike, Jim and I as we try to run a collective 5500 km! Download the app here and make sure you join team #Coast2Coast! Let’s join together and run for those who can’t.
Rob Shaw: The Way We Move
I met Rob a little over a year ago at a spinal cord injury conference in Canada. Rob told me then about the research he was doing and I was fascinated by it. I knew I had to get him on the podcast and although it took over a year I finally delivered! Rob is a super fascinating guy researching some really interesting things from spinal cord injury patients optimal exercise time to the best way to match a mentor with a mentee. I really hope you enjoy this podcast as much as I did! Stay tuned for a special episode next month!
Jim Harris: Goals and Attitude
I am really excited to share with you my most recent podcast episode with Jim Harris! Jim was injured a little over four years ago while hiking in Chile but has made a remarkable recovery. The best part of Jim, however, is his great outlook toward life, his injury, and his recovery. We talked about how he has achieved this outlook as well as some milestones he has reached along the way. We also discussed the benefits and drawbacks of goal setting. I really enjoyed my conversation with Jim and hope you enjoy it as well! Be sure to like and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes if you enjoy it!