Post by Lαrα on Sept 8, 2013 9:31:40 GMT -8
Just out of interest i thought i would post a list up of all the well known/famous Tetra/Quads ...feel free to add to the list!
Jesse Billauer – American surfer
Max Brito (born 1971) – Ivoirian international rugby union player; paralyzed in a match against Tonga in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Marc Buoniconti – Former collegiate football player & son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti. Paralyzed in a football game.
John Callahan – Cartoonist
Walter Harris Callow -inventor of the wheelchair accessible bus
Roy Campanella (1921–1993) – American baseball player. Paralyzed in a 1958 auto accident.
John Carter (1815–1850), English artist
Vic Chesnutt – Singer/songwriter
Chuck Close – American painter
Darren Drozdov (born 1969) – Professional wrestler, injured in a match with D'Lo Brown
Brooke Ellison (born 1978) – First quadriplegic to graduate from Harvard University. Paralyzed when struck by a car in 1990.
Steven Fletcher – Canadian Member of Parliament, paralyzed in an auto accident
Matt Hampson – England rugby player, paralysed in a scrummaging accident.
Stephen Hawking (born 1942) – Physicist, paralyzed due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Jill Kinmont (1936–2012) – U.S. skier, paralyzed in a skiing accident in 1955, subject of the movie The Other Side of the Mountain
Robert Seung-Bok Lee – Chief resident of physical medicine and rehabilitation at John Hopkins Medical Center. One of the two quadriplegic doctors in the nation.
Tom Luckey (1940-2012) – American architect and sculptor best known for creating abstract playgrounds known as Luckey Climbers. Paralyzed due to a fall in 2005.
Curtis Mayfield (1942–1999) – Soul singer/songwriter, paralyzed in a stage accident in 1990.
Elena Mukhina – Soviet gymnast and 1978 World AA Champion, paralyzed as a result of an under-rotation in a practice routine.
Teddy Pendergrass (1950–2010) – soul singer, paralyzed in an auto accident in 1982.
Edward Rainey (born 1961) – Scottish painter
Christopher Reeve (1952–2004) – Actor, injured in a 1995 eventing accident.
Ed Roberts – Disability rights activist, first quadriplegic to attend the University of California, Berkeley
Patrick Rummerfield – first fully recovered quadriplegic, athlete, motivational speaker
Ramón Sampedro – Spanish fisherman, whose struggle for the right to die was dramatized in the film Mar Adentro
Sam Schmidt – IndyCar racing driver, paralysed in 2000 testing crash
Darryl Stingley (1951–2007) – American football player, paralyzed in a 1978 exhibition game.
Sam Sullivan (born 1959) – Canadian politician, mayor of Vancouver from 2005–2008. Paralyzed in a skiing accident at age 19.
Joni Eareckson Tada (born 1949) – Christian author and motivational speaker, paralyzed in a 1967 diving accident.
Mike Utley (born 1965) – Former Detroit Lions lineman, injured on a Barry Sanders touchdown run in 1991.
Sheikh Ahmed Yassin – Former leader of Hamas
Brad Zdanivsky – First quadriplegic rock climber to summit the Stawamus Chief
Mark Zupan (born 1975) – American wheelchair rugby player, featured in the film Murderball. Paralyzed in a 1993 auto accident.
Stephen Hawking, probably the most famous quadriplegic although he is not technically Spinal Cord Injured