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Welch is racing against the clock to bring awareness to her 5-year-old nonprofit foundation Freedom to Live, which provides affordable housing and independence training to quadriplegics who are mostly ventilator-dependent.
Researchers on the project say previous similar dog studies helped them develop methods of electronic stimulation that have improved the breathing of quadriplegics who depend on ventilators.
For All expanded to include cancer survivors, paraplegics, quadriplegics, amputees, and platoons of Wounded Warriors on temporary furlough from Walter Reed Hospital.
Quadriplegics are constantly vulnerable to life threatening health problems and bodily malfunctions, like a spike in blood pressure or spontaneous choking, so someone must always be nearby.
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Quadriplegia is the result of injury or illness, almost always affecting the spine. Though a paraplegic has lost the use only of his or her legs, quadriplegics are paralyzed in all four limbs. Today voice-activated wheelchairs help the quadriplegic get around, and houses can be equipped with similar systems to operate lights and appliances; monkeys have even been trained to assist quadriplegics with everyday tasks. The work of the quadriplegic actor Christopher Reeve has led to remarkable advances in developing new nerve connections, enabling some determined paraplegics and quadriplegics to walk again.
Origin and Etymology of quadriplegic
First Known Use: 1921See Words from the same year
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