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Monthly Archives: July 2005

From bull rider to real estate

He couldn't help but notice the irony. Here he was, at one point one of the world's top 20 professional bull riders, performing in a rodeo after just completing a benefit for a paralyzed...

UofL Scientist Says Embryonic Stem Cells Key To Healing Spinal Cord Injuries

(LOUISVILLE) -- Days after Senate Majority Leader Bill First's pledge to support federal funding for research on human embryonic stem cells, scientists at the University of Louisville announced a breakthrough in treating spinal cord...

Murderball: This documentary is the wheel deal

It is relatively easy to make a film about people in wheelchairs and manipulate the viewer into feeling sorry for these poor, disabled souls. But that is the last thing the quadriplegics who play a...

Wheelchair warriors

Quadriplegic rugby players say a new movie gets it right about the game — and about life in a chair Damon Rozier thought his life was over eight years ago after he was sideswiped...

Statement of Solidarity on 15Th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities

Fifteen years ago today, with bipartisan support in Congress and broad endorsements from the civil rights coalition, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), calling for the...

ADA CELEBRATES 15 YEARS–An Important Message

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by former President George Herbert Walker Bush on July 26, 1990. As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of this landmark legislation, it is...

New Therapy for Paraplegia and Quadriplegia

GIGER MD® Therapy is a unique therapy method The damaged or functionally impaired CNS (Central Nervous System) is functionally reorganised in its activated network parts or in its basic structure through the relearning of lost...

Murderball: Take it Personally

Murderball: Take it Personally I've seen Murderball 3 times. If you're old enough (it's rated R for some curse words and sexual content), I recommend you see it at least once. It provides the viewer...

Walker raising funds for spinal cord injuries

This is not the best time of year to be walking across the province, but Anne Vant Erve is a woman with a mission. "I'm lucky that I like the heat," the 22-year-old student from...

Causes of Spinal Cord Injury

The most common causes of spinal cord injury are car and other motor vehicle collisions (54.7%), falls (17.7%), and other medical conditions and sports injuries (27.6%). The injury is usually caused by sudden impact,...