Connecting The Resilient - A Spinal Cord Injury Podcast

Andrew Mangan

Bringing the latest in spinal cord injury stories. From interviews with survivors, telling us how they learned to drive again, to researchers - explaining the cutting edge work they are doing to find a cure. Updated Bi-weekly.
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Mike Shaw: C5 Walking Quadriplegic

41:56 | Nov 25th, 2017

Mike, a professional freestyle skier, broke his neck in 2013. Four years later, Mike is walking, running, and skiing again! Mike tells us how, "we each have a choice, our attitude," and talks at length about the power of attitude in recovering. Mike...Show More
Christy Hill: Words of Wisdom

32:11 | Nov 18th, 2017

Christy has worked with spinal cord injuries and other nerve injuries for over 20 years. She initially gained inspiration from her father who, after receiving a SCI, persevered and proved his doctors wrong. Christy shares stories of the many amazing ...Show More
Justin Pines: Back to the Track

12:22 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Justin PInes, an avid runner, ran in the NYC marathon in 2015. Five months later Justin broke his back becoming largely paralyzed from the chest down. Justin, never giving up hope, is racing in the NYC marathon again, two years later, in a wheelchair...Show More
Wings for Life World Run: Running for Those Who Can't

0:00 | Apr 27th

Listen in to my conversation with Mike Shaw and Jim Mullan as we discuss this year’s Wings for Life World Run. The Wings for Life World Run is an annual running race taken part all around the world that raises money for spinal cord injury research. ...Show More
Rob Shaw: The Way We Move

0:00 | Apr 1st

I met Rob a little over a year ago at a spinal cord injury conference in Canada. Rob told me then about the research he was doing and I was fascinated by it. I knew I had to get him on the podcast and although it took over a year I finally delivered!...Show More
Jim Harris: Goals and Attitude

32:03 | Mar 4th

I am really excited to share with you my most recent podcast episode with Jim Harris! Jim was injured a little over four years ago while hiking in Chile but has made a remarkable recovery. The best part of Jim, however, is his great outlook toward li...Show More
John Maclean: Triathlete, Olympian, Wheelchair Athlete

22:29 | Jan 29th

I am really excited to share my conversation with John Maclean with you. John was injured in 1988 and since then has battled back through his paralysis to accomplish herculean deeds. John first completed a triathlon post-injury in 1994 as a wheelchai...Show More
Roy Tuscany: Founder of the High Fives Foundation

17:36 | Dec 18th, 2018

Listen in to my conversation with Roy about a super cool rehabilitation/recovery/empowerment program he attended for a number of weeks. In this episode, we discuss the program itself as well as what role Roy sees this program playing in the bigger sc...Show More
Barry Munro: Canadian Spinal Research Organization

30:22 | Oct 25th, 2018

Listen in to a fascinating conversation with Barry Munro, the Chief Development Officer at the Canadian Spinal Research Organization. Barry suffered a spinal cord injury over 30 years ago and as such has seen a great deal of the spinal cord injury co...Show More
Ira Pastor: When in doubt look to the newt

29:00 | Mar 29th, 2018

Listen in to my conversation with Ira Pastor, the CEO of Bioquark, a company that is examining the regrowing abilities of reptiles and other biological creatures. Originally working in Big Pharma, Pastor talks about how they are hoping to isolate the...Show More
Lori Nienaber: Forging ahead

23:04 | Feb 24th, 2018

Paralyzed in a horrific crash in 2000, Lori has gone through weeks in the ICU, months in a subpar acute rehabilitation center, and year of personal therapy. It has paid off though and Lori has had an extraordinary recovery. I hope you enjoy our conve...Show More
Jenny Sichel: A stroke above the rest

12:28 | Feb 7th, 2018

Listen in to my conversation with Jenny Sichel. Jenny is the coxswain for the adaptive national rowing team four+. She has been on the team for almost a decade and has seen the use of rowing as a rehabilitation tool grow. A relatively new field, adap...Show More
Matt Leonard: Killing it in San Fran

19:14 | Jan 21st, 2018

Listen in to my conversation with Matt Leonard. Matt, who broke his T4 3 years ago shares his journey and tips on how he lives each day with an amazing attitude. Matt is really a great guy who helped me decide on Craig hospital and it was an honor to...Show More
Kay Ledson: Walking Across the U.S

31:06 | Jan 6th, 2018

Be sure to listen in to my conversation with Kay Ledson, whose son suffered a SCI 17 years ago. Kay has fought for awareness of activity based rehabilitation ever since. Kay is currently walking across the greater United States, ending in Washington ...Show More
Bond Camp: A new Roll

15:37 | Dec 30th, 2017

Listen in to episode 8, where I speak with Bond Camp. Bond was injured three years ago skiing and has done very well, getting back to his job and the activities he loves. Bond shares advice for maximize your ability in all scenarios as well as how he...Show More
Wolfram Tetzlaff: Director of ICORD

49:15 | Dec 23rd, 2017

Listen in to my conversation with Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff, the director of ICORD. Dr. Tetzlaff has been involved in the SCI community for many decades and shares the transformations he has seen throughout his career. Later in the episode, Dr. Tetzlaff e...Show More
Teren Clarke: SCI Alberta, CA

20:36 | Dec 16th, 2017

Listen in to my conversation with Teren Clarke, the director of SCI Alberta. Ms. Clarke was initially a nurse, and wanting to do more, got involved with the SCI community. She works closely with the provincial healthcare to secure more resources for ...Show More
Susan Howley: The Reeve Foundation

40:00 | Dec 9th, 2017

Listen in to my interview with Ms. Susan Howley. Ms. Howley is the director of research at the Reeve Foundation. She has been with the foundation since it's beginning, and has years of experience in the spinal cord injury community.  Ms. Howley and ...Show More
Andrew Mangan: Why I Started Connecting the Resilient

16:03 | Dec 7th, 2017

I wanted to post this to give a more in depth background of me, my injury, and why I started Connecting the Resilient. A couple people have requested this so hear it is. I talk at length about my goals with Connecting the Resilient, and why this po...Show More
Roy Tuscany and Steve Wallace: The High Fives Foundation

32:43 | Dec 2nd, 2017

Listen in as I talk with Roy Tuscany and Steve Wallace. Roy and Steve both suffered spinal cord injuries and  have had amazing recoveries from them. A few years after his injury, Roy started the High Fives Foundation that funds SCI athletes to get ba...Show More