Monthly Archives: May 2004
ABINGTON — Get-well cards from Frolio School students decorate the hospital room where the school’s custodian, Paul K. Jacob, is fighting for his life more than four weeks after he and his son, Paul D. Jacob, were critically injured in a Motor vehicle crash on Route 3.
On a random Saturday morning in 2000, Jim Beckley was sitting down with his wife Ellen discussing how exhausted he had been at his engineer job.
He had been working close to 80 hours a week and this was his first Saturday in months that he had off. Jim told his wife, “Honey, I need to slow down, but I don’t know how.”
At a recent reception in Toronto, Rick Hansen personally spent time with community representatives from across Ontario who have joined the Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion volunteer team. Mr. Hansen was pleased to congratulate the event leaders, committee members and the spokespeople with spinal cord injury (SCI) who have teamed up in support of their local event.
With the Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion tour fast approaching the Trent Hills Community, people had an opportunity to meet and get inspiration from guest speaker Steven McCahon an Ambassador speaker for Rick Hansen. Steven spoke to a room full of eager listeners at the Campbellford Library on May 18 about the trials, tribulations and barriers that he faces every day.
PUNE: Shweta Narang, a pretty girl from Indore , overcame stiff family opposition to tie the knot with her boyfriend, Captain Malay Acharya, a Paraplegic, in the city on Friday morning.
Shweta is Punjabi, while Malay is Bengali.
A ₤16.5 million investment in stem cell research was announced today, 27th May, promising to speed the development of new treatments and cures from the laboratory to the clinic. In total, 57 multidisciplinary research grants have been awarded as part of the new monies allocated via the 2002 Government Spending Review to the UK Research Councils.
WASHINGTON, May 27 /U.S. Newswire/ — Three veterans who saw combat in World War II-and whose battlefield injuries left them paralyzed for life-are traveling to the Nation’s Capital for the dedication of the World War II Memorial on Saturday, May 29.
Similar treatment could help people who are paralyzed
A combination therapy using transplanted cells and two experimental drugs has significantly improved function in paralyzed rats.
Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. of Columbus, OH was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Ohio on March 20 at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, Ohio. She competed against six other contestants. First runner up was Melissa Millinovich of Cincinnati, and second runner up was Jennifer Kilman of Grove City.
National Tour Educates American Companies on Hiring, Retaining Employees with Disabilities
SIMSBURY, Conn., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE: HIG – News) and Sandy Dukat, a U.S. Paralympic bronze-medal alpine skier spoke today