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Daily Archives: April 28, 2004

Ontario Government Pays Tribute to Canada’s Man in Motion, Rick Hansen

Published: April 28, 2004

Hansen Recognized for his Outstanding Contributions to Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Awareness

TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ – Premier Dalton McGuinty and Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration with responsibility for disability issues, paid tribute to Rick Hansen at a reception today at Queen’s Park celebrating Hansen’s latest project, Wheels In Motion.

Stem Cell Spinal Nerves Break Through

Published: April 28, 2004

Exiting of spinal cord a step to their use for treating paralysis

Stem cell-derived nerves have been prompted to migrate through the spinal cord in mice, an important step to their use for treating spinal cord damage in humans.

Robotic technology teaches spinal cord injury patients to walk again

Published: April 28, 2004

A 50-year-old man paralyzed from the neck down in a devastating motorcycle accident a year ago is learning to walk again with the help of a robot named Lokomat at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Chuck Benefield of Dallas was riding his motorcycle on a quiet country road when a car rear-ended him, throwing him from the bike.

Spinal cord patient optimistic about future

Published: April 28, 2004

POCATELLO – Neil Maberry, victim of a mountain biking accident, believes he is going to walk again.

“I have faith that within about three years of the time of my actual accident I will be able to meet a stranger, who will have no idea of my spinal cord injury,” said the radio station manager. He suffered the injury Aug. 6, 2003.