My extensive interview with Inspire Nation, exploring many aspects of my injury and ensuing recovery process



I share my memorization technique, The Memory Palace (popularized by Joshua Foer) with Forbes Magazine


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Al Jazeera’s viral video about me using the Ekso Bionics Eksoskeleton Robotic Suit



My profile page as a featured athlete of the High Fives Foundation


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An interview with The Practice Project, highlighting my approach and mentality as I work through recovery


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I share some of my breakthroughs and rehab techniques about regaining function from spinal cord injury


Images from my journey


39 thoughts on “Media

  1. Arash – I just found your blog facebook. I had no idea of what you were going through. Thank you for creating the blog so I can follow your story. I”m thinking of you. Alex Pallut (now Mrs. Mathisen – I got married in August!)

  2. Beautiful blog, truly a heroic tale. Thinking of you and so grateful for your strength to share your story. You are an inspiration to us all. Sending heaps of healing power and love. Sabrina Harper : )

  3. Arash…I don’t know if you remember me, but you trained me in France in 2007 with BR. When I think of you, I think of positive energy. Enthusiasm. Willpower. Mental Strength. I have no doubt the power of your mind will propel the power of your body. Sending you healing thoughts. – Kristyn Tobey (Boulder, CO)

      1. sir..i want to meet you but i am all the way from india i am a T12 incomplete i heard of your non profit organization…i want to be a part of it….i want to come to your place and learn more about you…thank you..

  4. Hey you! You truly are my hero. I am so proud of you every day. Keep on keeping on, as i know you will:) Love you!

  5. Hey Arash, you are so inspiring!! I’ll be thinking of you and praying for a full recovery. Lots of love!

  6. Just found your blog Arash, thank you for sharing your story and being such an inspiration. Sending love, thoughts and prayers your way!!

  7. Arash,

    You have a lyrical way with words and an inspiring sensibility. Keep writing!

    Naomi (your mom’s friend(

  8. Hi Arash,

    The link to your blog just came through on my facebook feed. (we have a couple mutual fb friends) I met you a couple years back in SF when Pam Fritz was in town. So, so sorry to hear about your horrific accident. I admire your courage, tenacity, spirit and optimism. Thanks for sharing your inspiring story and reminding us all to keep living life to the fullest – no matter the conditions.
    Wishing you fast and full healing, lots of energy and us much ease as possible.

    1. Thank you for your support Betina and for reading the blog. I think I remember meeting you with Pam. I’m happy to share and please feel free to remain in contact in the future. Best to you. -AB

  9. Hey Arash, there is no one more mentally tough and inspirational than you are. Your dedication and hard work will pay off! Keep that positive energy and Good luck!

  10. hi arash jan.ahmad and I see your blog.that so greatfull.despite I had this kind of experance , not very hard but I lost my esprit.and it couse to stay on that condition in long time,I appricate your mind and reaction against the bad situation. I hope you are getting better evry day.

  11. Happened across your blog. So glad I did.
    I plan to go Zhu’s accupuntute for stroke recovery.
    May I know What is cost for one session? Is it expensive?
    Praying for your continued healing and recovery. You CAN do it!

    1. That’s great to hear. The costs are not cheap but I suggest you contact them directly to see what they suggest for you. You may not have the same needs as me and thus the prices will be based on that. Let me know if you need any other help with Dr. Zhu. Best wishes to you in your recovery. –AB

  12. Thanks for your kind reply.I will directly contact Mr Zhu for my case. But from patient perpective,I would like to know more, is Dr Zhu or any other doctor in the center provide treatment to you? How long u have been receive treatment there ? Why not continue your treatment there?what kind of treatment u receive there (may be this depend on patient’s condition,just want to have a understanding) ?Can give some example? Thanks and Good Luck to you.

  13. Arash! don’t rush (rhyme): I work with pre-shcool kids and I’m always telling them: “We are all learning and the important thing when we are learning it’s to focus in “how” no to worry about the popular “when”!
    Arash, keep and share your magic, always!!!
    Big Hug!!!!

  14. My friend sent me your video showing you take your first steps! Amazing love your strength! I have MS and your strength shows me that we must never stop fighting or lose who we are! Thank you so much!

  15. Dear Arash during 20 years I work with so many SCI . Everyone unique with the same sold recovery . The harder part of the recovery is to get to have the emotional connection to aloud the mechanic movement to start . You are a inspiration for many I am honor to keep supporting your journey . I can weight for next time we meet again to keep going forward with your recovery I will be always there if you need me ( I am just taking a little brake you understand ) . Much Aloha !!!!!

  16. I feel like I know you after reading the blog all these years, and how reading the book as a beta reader. Then I came over here and found the updates to your website with new videos and photos. You are such a fantastic inspiration. Keep up the good work, Arash.

  17. HI Arash. I just finished reading your inspiring and well written book. Our mutual friend Lesley A put me onto it. I will share your story with a friend who is recovering from a serious MVA. I know it will help her recover faster. Thanks for your honesty and passion and drive.
    Mike M

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