Tierney Darden (Family Photo)

Family Sues City After Daughter’s Spine Severed By Falling Pedestrian Shelter

Tierney Darden and her family were standing outside O’Hare on Aug. 2 when a storm swept in, and they tried to take cover from the hail and high winds by ducking under a massive pedestrian shelter. The shelter, with rusted brackets and bolts missing, blew over, and crashed on top of the 24-year-old dancer.



2 Investigators: Rusted O’Hare Shelters Remain, After Accident That Paralyzed Woman

The structures were missing what could be critical hardware to help secure these massive shelters. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.


Tre Winfrey was left paralyzed after he was shot in 2007. (Credit:

Disabled Aurora Gunshot Victim Gets New Van

Tre Winfrey, 25, was the innocent victim of a drive-by shooting in 2007, and was left paralyzed.


Roosevelt Anderson learns to walk using a robotic exoskeleton. (Credit: CBS)

Paralyzed By Motorcycle Accident, Chicago Veteran Can Now Walk Again With Help Of Robotic Device

Roosevelt Anderson is walking again three years after a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the chest down.


Cedryck Davis (Credit: Chicago Police)

Second Suspect Charged In Shooting Of Marshall Basketball Coach

Cedryk Davis, 23, was charged with two counts each of attempted murder and aggravated battery. Police said he pulled the trigger in the Jan. 30 attack that left 38-year-old Shawn Harrington paralyzed.


Cook County Jail

Two Chicago Men Held Without Bond In Shooting That Left Victim Paralyzed

Bail has been denied to two Southwest Side men who are charged in connection with a drive-by shooting Tuesday that left a man paralyzed.


Rob Komosa (CBS File Photo)

Paralyzed Former High School Football Player Rob Komosa Dies

After a more than 13-year struggle with the complications of paralysis suffered during a high school football practice, a young man from the northwest suburbs has died.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2013

Ryan Marron, a police officer from Perth, Australia, traveled to Chicago to visit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for treatment after he was bitten by a mosquito, resulting in encephalitis that left him paralyzed and unable to speak. (Credit: CBS)

Disabled Australia Cop Comes To Chicago For Rehab

It happened in the Australian wilderness. A young police officer was bitten by a mosquito and became immobilized, a quadriplegic who also cannot speak. Now he has traveled from down under to Chicago. Here, police officer Ryan Marron hopes he can regain what was lost.

CBS 2–03/28/2012

Martrell Stevens, seen here in 2009, was left paralyzed when he was shot in May 2008, while sitting in his family car, caught in gang crossfire. (Credit: CBS)

8-Year-Old Boy Paralyzed By Bullet Not Slowing Down

An 8-year-old boy paralyzed from the waist down in gang crossfire says he wants to see an end to the violence, but he’s not letting his injury slow him down — on the basketball court or off.

WBBM Newsradio–01/15/2012

Rocky Clark was paralyzed playing football at Eisenhower High School. (CBS)

Mourners Praise Paralyzed Athlete Rocky Clark As Inspiration

Clark was paralyzed when he was tackled during a football game in 2000 while playing for Blue Island’s Eisenhower High School. But mourners at his funeral said Clark went on to become an inspiration.


Rocky Clark was paralyzed playing football at Eisenhower High School. (CBS)

Rocky Clark, Paralyzed High School Football Player, Dies

Clark passed away shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday following complications from abdominal surgery, his family announced.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Ondelee Perteet (CBS)

Search Continues For Paralyzed Boy’s Stolen Van

Police continue to look this morning for a stolen minivan equipped with a wheelchair for a paralyzed Chicago teenager.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011

Ondelee Perteet (CBS)

Van For Paralyzed Teen Stolen

The specially equipped van that Ondelee Perteet depends upon to get to physical therapy was stolen earlier this week.