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Monthly Archives: July 2005

From bull rider to real estate

Published: July 31, 2005

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 bull rider.

At the time, Walker, who has since become a Manatee County real estate agent, could barely breathe, let alone move.

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

Published: July 31, 2005

(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 injuries that may rely on embryonic stem cells to make it work. WAVE 3 Medical Reporter Lori Lyle has more.

Murderball: This documentary is the wheel deal

Published: July 29, 2005

10004922-1It 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 violent, high-contact version of Rugby, nicknamed Murderball, would want. And it is hardly the movie that co-directors Dana Adam Shapiro and Henry Alex Rubin have made. Leave behind any misconceptions of these guys as frail wimps, for they will certainly be erased by this remarkable documentary about the members of the United States Quad rugby team. Their bodies may be damaged, but their chosen form of Rehabilitation is an indoor sport that is part football, part bumper cars.

Wheelchair warriors

Published: July 28, 2005

wheelchairwarriors-bigQuadriplegic 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 by a car while riding his motorcycle. The collision propelled Rozier’s bike into the air. When it came down, it landed on top of him, snapping his neck in two places.

Doctors told him he would never walk again. As he lay in St. Vincent’s Hospital, his body twisted and broken, Rozier thought only of suicide.

Statement of Solidarity on 15Th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities

Published: July 25, 2005

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 “shameful wall of exclusion” to come tumbling down. As we mark this significant anniversary, we celebrate improvements in access to polling places and the secret ballot, government services and programs, transportation, public places, communication and information technology. Parents pushing strollers, workers delivering packages, and travelers pulling roller bags have grown accustomed to curb cuts, ramps, and other accessibility features less common in 1990. Our country is more accessible today thanks to the ADA, and all Americans are better off.

ADA CELEBRATES 15 YEARS–An Important Message

Published: July 25, 2005

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 important to recognize the great strides that have been made for millions of Americans with disabilities.

As President George W. Bush said today, in a proclamation recognizing this significant milestone, “The ADA has been a great success in expanding opportunity for disabled Americans. By reducing barriers and changing perceptions, the ADA has increased participation in community life and given greater hope to millions of Americans.”

New Therapy for Paraplegia and Quadriplegia

Published: July 24, 2005

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 frequency and phase coordination in the performance of coordinated rhythmical movement. In the case of severe CNS damage, the restoration of physiological functions is only possible when instructed learning takes place in an integrative, co-ordinated and efficient way. The relearning of relative frequency and phase coordination and of old movement patterns of the diseased CNS can best be achieved with the use of GIGER MD® medical device which controls the frequency and phase coordination with a precision of milliseconds.

Murderball: Take it Personally

Published: July 22, 2005

10004922-1Murderball: 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 with plenty of reality and touching moments. Intense rivalry, team work, relationships between family and friends, pain, fear of the unknown, insight, drama and true passion.

Walker raising funds for spinal cord injuries

Published: July 19, 2005

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 Fenelon Falls, near Lindsay, said Monday in a telephone interview from Kingston, where she is continuing a walk from Windsor to Ottawa that will take her through Brockville later this week.

Causes of Spinal Cord Injury

Published: July 16, 2005

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, which crushes the spine and cord.