Daily Archives: 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.
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.
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.
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.