The 14th annual Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago fundraiser features artwork by 23 of their patients, including art by two mouth painters who will show off their skills during Thursday's opening reception.
Doctors told U.S. Army veteran RJ Anderson that he'd never walk again after a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. But, with the help of an advanced medical device, he can. He's the first Chicagoan to take home the Re-Walk exoskeleton -- the only exoskeleton approved by the Food and Drug Administration for at-home, personal use. Find out how it works and how it might have a long-term impact on his health.
This past weekend, at the Paralympic Games in Sochi, the U.S. sled hockey team won the Gold Medal. Two members of that team -- Brody Roybal and Kevin McKee -- were from Chicago and were featured in Jay Shefsky's profile. Watch the video and read an article.
RIC Blackhawks schedule:
Blackhawks Travel Squad:
October 25 – 27: Denver, CO Midwest Sled Hockey League Tournament #1
November 21 – 24: Pittsburg, PA NHL Sled Classic
January 3 – 5: St. Louis, MO Midwest Sled Hockey League Tournament #2
February 7 – 9: San Antonio, TX Midwest Sled Hockey League Tournament #3
March 7 – 9: Chicago, IL Midwest Sled Hockey Championship “Wirtz Cup”
April 10 – 13: Marlborough, MA USA Disabled Hockey Festival “National Championships”
We revisit Jay Shefsky's profile of Chicago's sled hockey team -- that's the hard-hitting, fast-paced sport played by amputees and others with lower limb disabilities. Read an article and watch a web extra video.