Users' questions

What kind of jobs can a quadriplegic do?

What kind of jobs can a quadriplegic do?

Although some occupations that are very physical in nature, such as fire fighting, construction and law enforcement, may not be an option, a quadriplegic who is already trained in a field may be able to return to it once she has healed from the initial injury.

What causes a person to be a quadriplegic?

Although quadriplegia is often caused by a spinal cord injury, it can also result from diseases such as multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Can a quadriplegic lose control of his arms?

When he finally woke up in the hospital after being in surgery for hours, he couldn’t move his legs, but he could move his arms. Over the next few days he also lost control of his arms. For the last 3 years I’ve been with a quadriplegic husband.

How is Philippe from the upside a quadriplegic?

He broke his spine, and his injuries left him a quadriplegic, meaning his arm and legs were paralyzed. After the accident, Philippe’s wife, Beatrice, ensured he was taken care of, but then three years later she died after a long battle with cancer.

When did Lauren Jackson marry her quadriplegic husband?

By Jon Schuppe. When Lauren Jackson married her quadriplegic husband in 2013, she told him: “When you can walk, I want you to dance with me.”. It was more a dream than anything. Joel Jackson had not been expected to survive the 2009 car wreck that separated his spine from his head, let alone get out of a wheelchair.

What’s the role of a caregiver for a paralyzed person?

Taking care of our family’s’ physical, emotional, social and economic needs can be fulfilling and rewarding. But providing care to a person who is paralyzed is a job we don’t always expect to get. We mourn our loved one’s loss of mobility and independence.

How can I help my family with paralysis?

Please know that you are not alone, that you are extremely valuable, and that you and your family can lead active, fulfilling lives despite the challenges of paralysis. Don’t ever be embarrassed to ask our Paralysis Resource Center for assistance. Just call toll-free 1-800-539-7309.