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    Will someone beat me?

    In the June issue of Paraplegia News there is an announcement indicating they are looking for the longest surviving quad. I am not submitting my name but will be watching future issues with interest to see if someone beats my 56+ years. There is a related CC thread and no one surpassed me. I will not be surprised if I get beat. I recently learned of a LMN para in South Carolina who was injured in 1952. She is now a grandmother. She was rehabed at the Rusk Institute and was partially ambulatory for several years. I am trying to locate her so we can get together and reminisce a bit.

    I am not entering the PVA competition, preferring not to have my name out there in public view for you all to see. Now if they were offering a big prize..lol
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

    #2
    I intend to give it a good try 55 but I've a fair way to go before I get there!

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      #3
      You can't be beat, 55+, but I like the contest--every entry a winner!

      Here's the story of another longtimer, in case you don't know about her:
      http://greensplus.com/index.php/cPath/90_97

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        #4
        Ask the same question in ten years.

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          #5
          New member spazzy_kuntz has been in a chair since '44. That's what his profile says. I don't know what put him in the chair. I don't think he's quadriplegic, though. You might be the winner 55.
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            #6
            Why won't you enter?

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              #7
              Hoping you are the winner!!

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                #8
                Originally posted by LindaT View Post
                Why won't you enter?
                I am not entering the PVA competition, preferring not to have my name out there in public view for you all to see. Now if they were offering a big prize..lol
                You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
                http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

                See my personal webpage @
                http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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                  #9
                  I use to have an old Spinal Network book from the late 80s that mentioned a dude from Florida that was in his early 80s and was 60+ years post SCI, I believe. I'm guessing he's no longer around.

                  Does anyone else remember reading about him in that book? I'm sorry I don't recall anymore than that but it's been 20 years since I read about him.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
                    I am not entering the PVA competition, preferring not to have my name out there in public view for you all to see. Now if they were offering a big prize..lol
                    I understand that, but congrats on all you've been thru and being a long time survivor of this thing we call sci
                    We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
                    Ronald Reagan

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                      #11
                      You have me beaten by 11 years, and I have a quad friend who is probably at the 50 year post SCI mark, but I think you just might win if you entered. I understand why you might not want to enter though. Doesn't matter, as all of us here already think of you as a winner and a hell of a nice guy! Consider yourself awarded!

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