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  • Notre Dame students tie Wii to stroke patient rehab

    Notre Dame students tie Wii to stroke patient rehab
    To some, a Wii is a fun way to play virtual sports and video games.  Students in a Notre Dame computer science course have found the game system also has the potential to help recovering stroke patients. The students have developed an application for...
  • The Man That Turned An Ankle... Into A Knee

    The Man That Turned An Ankle... Into A Knee
    This story could serve as a plot for an episode of the 1970's TV hit, "The Six-Million-Dollar man" -- minus the millions. Meet Tom Valenti. He's giving hope to people who -- for whatever reason -- have lost a limb or limbs to war, disease, an accident or...
  • AT PEACE, AT LAST: AFTER 11 YEARS AND AN EMOTIONAL PARADE, VIETNAM VETS FINALLY FEEL WELCOME

    AT PEACE, AT LAST: AFTER 11 YEARS AND AN EMOTIONAL PARADE, VIETNAM VETS FINALLY FEEL WELCOME
    This story by William Mullen orginally ran in the Aug. 17, 1986, Tribune Sunday Magazine.    At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 13, three men left the entrance to Navy Pier and began moving west along Grand Avenue. The three were old soldiers, the point men...
  • Quadruple Amputee Veteran Receives New Home

    Quadruple Amputee Veteran Receives New Home
    On the morning of Easter Sunday 2009, Army Specialist Brendan Marracco's vehicle was hit by an Explosive Fired Projectile as he returned to his base in Iraq. Two years later and after several surgeries resulting in the amputation of both arms and legs,...
  • Remarkable Bicyclists On a Mission for Children

    Remarkable Bicyclists On a Mission for Children
    A 763-mile bike trip can be a tall order for most people, but a group of amputees are doing what may seem impossible, and they are inspiring people all over the country with their will to make a difference to children who have lost a limb. FOX 4's...
  • Woodland Park Zoo loses Steller's sea eagle to injury

    Woodland Park Zoo loses Steller's sea eagle to injury
    Sad news to report at the Woodland Park Zoo this week: The zoo lost a 14-year-old Steller’s sea eagle after she re-injured a broken wing. What is worse, is that the bird doesn’t even belong to Woodland Park Zoo — she was on loan from...
  • After last fall's devastating injury, Jeff Nelson sees 'a little bit of light'

    After last fall's devastating injury, Jeff Nelson sees 'a little bit of light'
    Nearly seven months have passed, yet there are moments it's all happening again. As he's drifting off to sleep, that play — a jet sweep coming right at him — flashes in his brain. He can't watch a game on television anymore without...
  • Roanoke facility helping make high tech discoveries for amputees

    Roanoke facility helping make high tech discoveries for amputees
     Sean O'Connor is like a lot of 8th graders - he loves video games. But, unlike a lot of 14-year-olds, he's learned how to play these games one handed. Sean was born without his right hand and forearm. Throughout the year he tried prosthetics - but...
  • The little girl that could

    The little girl that could
    Olivia Kalindjian had to find alternative ways to get around. At 1, she crawled and scooted while other toddlers learned to walk. And during years of corrective surgeries aimed at fixing the severely underdeveloped tibias she was born with, there were...
  • Mental illness redefined

    Mental illness redefined
    When psychiatrists diagnose mental illness, they turn to an unwieldy book called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM for short. First published in 1952, the tome also is used as a standard by researchers, the health...
  • Dolphin's 'Tail' Inpires Metro Girl to Reach Goals

    Dolphin's 'Tail' Inpires Metro Girl to Reach Goals
    Beaches, Disney World and a bottlenose dolphin named Winter.  Those are on the to do list for four-year-old Ashlyn Fowler. "We're going to swim in the swimming pool and we're going to swim at the beach and play with sandcastles," said Ashlyn, who lives...
  • 3 charged with criminal neglect of relative in Aurora

    3 charged with criminal neglect of relative in Aurora
    Three Aurora siblings have been charged with criminally neglecting a 77-year-old relative, whose medical condition required her to undergo a partial leg amputation, authorities said.   The Kane County State’s Attorney’s office filed charges of...