quadriplegic :

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kwod ruh plee jik

  • n  a person who is paralyzed in both arms and both legs

  • Had you asked him a week before, "How do you think you would handle it if you suddenly woke up and were quadriplegic?" I suspect he'd say, "I'd be devastated.
  • A quadriplegic patient tells herself it's not a matter of if they find a cure but when.
  • Oxygen deprivation rendered him mute and quadriplegic at birth, forcing him to write with a "unicorn stick" strapped to his forehead.
News & Articles

  • Bemiss: Son lives the lesson: ‘Never give up’
    After an injury in Iraq and then a horrific car accident stateside left him quadriplegic, former Army Ranger and Sedalia native Chris Bemiss has a message to others with mobility issues: “Never give up.”
    June 17, 2013 - Sedalia Democrat

  • Sam Sullivan in ESPN
    Becoming a quadriplegic was really, really difficult. It took me seven years of depression and difficulties. Eventually I came through and decided I was going to focus on making my life better, and the lives of others,Sullivan told The...
  • Nick Stevens in Melbourne Herald Sun
    I sort of didn't tell the doctor until it got to the stage where I couldn't keep going at a good standard. It wasn't a smart thing to do, playing those two weeks,Stevens said. "If I got a hit again, I could have been quadriplegic. I didn't...
  • Beverly Perdue in News & Observer (registration)
    I think the people of the state are eat up right now, as I am, with concern over the economy and the future,Perdue said last week. "But they also, if they've got a quadriplegic or a kid who has severe diabetes, they worry about how they...

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