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Baltimore Sun story on the inspirational Joshua Basile, '13

Friday, November 22, 2019  
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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2013 graduate Joshua Basile's story of coping with quadriplegia continues to inspire. He was severely injured and nearly died in 2004, but has since graduated from college, from UDC Law, passed the bar exam, and is a practicing attorney with what many consider to be the top medical malpractice law firm in the District, Jack H. Olender and Associates.

Photo of Joshua Basile using Virtual Reality Headset as Dr. Sarah Murthi of Shock Trauma looks on. (Courtesy of MICA/Shock Trauma)

This week, the Baltimore Sun chronicled Joshua's volunteer experiences with virtual reality technology being developed by the Maryland Institute College of the Arts (MICA) and the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center.  The idea is to create "virtual reality experiences for people with severe spinal cord injuries especially early on in their treatment, to deal with physical and emotional trauma through immersion in another world."

Read the article entitled, "How MICA and Shock Trauma are using Virtual Reality to Help Patients Cope with Spinal Cord Injuries."

Joshua, has turned his own extreme adversity into effective activism not only by volunteering with the MICA/Shock Trauma virtual reality effort, but through the organization he founded  The group's goals are:

  • To simplify the difficult transition into life with paralysis for injured persons and their support team.
  • To inspire and empower the paralysis community through valuable information and rehabilitative outings.
  • To support paralysis related research, technologies, projects and organizations.

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