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    I'm sure that this question has been answered before, but I didn't find it in CC forum. Can I ask you for your help? Can you name some succesful quads?

    I know about:
    Frank Williams - owner of F1 William racing team
    Philippe_Streiff - former F1 racing driver
    Filippo Preziosi - research engineer and ex head of Ducatti moto racing team
    Sam Sullivan - ex mayor of Vancuver
    Fasbrizio Bartoccioni - president of Vertical Italy

    I'm interested about sci quads, which after the injury, becomed succesuful in their work field. Can you help me with some names?

    #2
    Patrick Rummerfield-Successful at whatever he touches
    James Langevin- Congressman-RI
    1FineSpineRN

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      #3
      Just a few. I am sure I can add to this list later:

      Bill Shoemaker: Jockey, became a successful race horse trainer after his SCI.
      Christopher Reeve: actor, became an advocate for SCI cure, created a foundation, continued to direct films and TV.
      Joni Eareckson-Tada: well-know author and founder and administrator of a large international foundation, public speaker.
      Mitch Tepper: Sexologist, author, and speaker.
      John Callahan: cartoonist and author.
      Marc Buoniconti: Public speaking, fund raiser, foundation director.
      Sherman Gillums: Marine Corps, now deputy executive director of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
      Al Kovach: Navy Seal, Paralympian, now President of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

      (KLD)
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        #4
        If a med school professor counts, I have been successful. On the other hand I have not made it big time yet as an aspiring playwright.
        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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          #5
          Jennifer Calvert - a successful quad and friend, working at IBM as a Systems Analyst

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            #6
            Anyone with a cervical injury who manages to retain their sanity!

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              #7
              Charles Krauthammer - an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and physician
              www.myquadriplegia.com

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                #8
                thank you for the names you added. Please be free to add some more names.

                I really don't know CC comunity too much, but bet that between you guys there are sme succesul quads too. Ca you name them?

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                  #9
                  Well, I would add our web master, Steven Edwards, definitely!

                  (KLD)
                  The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                    #10
                    Jim Bennett - Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
                    1FineSpineRN

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                      #11
                      Drs. Shane Ver Voort, William Sniger and Ed Nieshoff. All 3 are physiatrists and SCI subspecialists who became physicians after becoming quads and prior to the ADA.
                      Last edited by PaidMyDues; 20 Dec 2014, 1:28 AM.

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                        #12
                        Chuck Close is a famous modern artist who paints huge canvases with the help of a brace...he can hold a brush in his hand this way. Mariam Pare is a mouth painting quad who I was lucky to purchase a small painting from right before she sold, and personally delivered, a painting to Peirce Brosnan.
                        chair user since 2009 from a neurological disorder

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                          #13
                          First you have to define successful. This is it:


                          Originally posted by Timaru View Post
                          Anyone with a cervical injury who manages to retain their sanity!
                          Getting out of bad each day to face challenges that most people can't even fathom, knowing that you will do it all again tomorrow is a daily success story and major accomplishment. Nothing else matters if you can't do that. Big difference between being successful and famous.
                          "Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and other people may not be able to tell the difference."

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by 24/7 Quad View Post
                            First you have to define successful. This is it:

                            Getting out of bad each day to face challenges that most people can't even fathom, knowing that you will do it all again tomorrow is a daily success story and major accomplishment. Nothing else matters if you can't do that. Big difference between being successful and famous.
                            I'd second that!

                            (KLD)
                            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                              #15
                              if you do searches online you can find lots of inspiring quads who aren't necessarily famous but who are successful in life I was lucky to have met two of them in person, a photographer/videographer named Kirk Williams and a Naturalist Topher Downham. There is a quadriplegic horse trainer that rides horses named Nick Smith (not all disabled horse trainers get on and ride). There is a guy who was a skydiving instructor until his injury who has tons of videos on YouTube showing how to do all sorts of things as a quad....Chris Colvin I think his name is?
                              chair user since 2009 from a neurological disorder

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