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Kelsey LeFevour competes in Paralympics

RIC Patient Heads to the Paralympic Games

Kelsey, 27, was born with scoliosis, kyphosis and diastematomyelia. Growing up as the only child in her community with physical impairments, our Caring for Kids Program was Kelsey’s introduction to adaptive sports.


Michael Patrick Thornton uses ReWalk for Richard the Third

Bringing Spinal Cord Science to the Stage

Chicago’s own Michael Patrick Thornton, formerly of ABC’s Private Practice, stars as Richard III. While set in fifteenth century Europe, this production features a 2016 breakthrough: Richard strides across the stage – in a ReWalk exoskeleton.

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Jim Osborn Behind the Wheel Post Stroke

Full Circle After a Non-Traumatic Brain Injury

It was St. Patrick’s Day 2014. Jim Osborne, the 45-year-old, “fast-talking” marketing and communications associate was so cold that he was found walking around his building lobby with a blanket wrapped around himself.

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Walter Mason rejoins his community & finds new hobbies follow a stroke

A Life Regained Following Stroke

When Walter arrived he was paralyzed on the right side of his body. He arrived on a Saturday and by the following Tuesday, he took his first steps. Soon after, he began walking & didn’t stop.

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Courtney walking up stairs

A Bright Future Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

Kathy Kean heard the words all parents dread: “There’s nothing we can do; prepare for the worst," after her daughter, Courtney was crossing the street when she was struck by a drunk driver.


Shannon Thomas at graduation after TBI rehabilitation

An Unanticipated Head Injury and Incredibly Bright Future

In 2011, Diedre Thomas excitedly dropped her daughter, Shannon, off at college for the first time. Two days later, everything changed.

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Austin after SCI rehabilitation

Making Waves Following a Spinal Cord Injury

For 22-year-old Austin Beggin, the future was looking bright. On the very first day of the his family vacation, he was sustained a serious spinal cord injury while jumping into the ocean.

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Emily and Georgia the Therapy Dog

After a Stroke, an Artist Finds Help from Man's Best Friend

After having a stroke while running on the treadmill, Emily Rutledge found help from an unlikely source: Georgia, the AbilityLab's therapy dog. Sometimes the best technology is man's best friend.

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