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Monthly Archives: August 2005

HELPING HANDS

Published: August 16, 2005

Wheelchair basketball is played in accordance with NCAA rules with very few exceptions. These exceptions are:

PLAYER: An individual who, because of permanent, severe leg Disability of paralysis of the lower portion of the body, will benefit through participation in wheelchair basketball and who would be denied the opportunity to play basketball were it not for the wheelchair adaptation, is eligible.

WHEELCHAIR: The height of the seat must not exceed 21″ from rubber foam is permitted (2″ maximum thickness for Class III players and 4″ maximum thickness for all other players). A heel strap of 1’/2″ width (minimum) must be attached to the foot.

iBOT Mobility System

Published: August 16, 2005

it-ibot-nws-1About The iBOT™ Mobility System
Expand your horizons with the iBOT™ Mobility System

Enjoy new opportunities with the revolutionary INDEPENDENCE® iBOT™ 4000 Mobility System. The iBOT™ Mobility System has a combination of features that is unlike any wheelchair ever created.

Power across sand, gravel, grass and other uneven terrain, easily climb curbs up to 5” and steps, rise to an “eye-level” position and hold a conversation, even when you are on the move.

The Real Truth about Stem Cells

Published: August 7, 2005

Spinal Cord Injuries affect millions of individuals worldwide. The cost to the patient, family, and society is enormous both from a financial and emotional standpoint. In the past, these patients were given no hope of cure or return of function.

The field of restorative neuroscience is bubbling with energy and expectation. There are more scientists working on brain and spinal cord dysfunction now that at any time in history. Even the most conservative researchers no longer believe that the damaged or diseased nervous system cannot be treated. This is to help you understand exactly what Stem cells are and what they do.

Their are 6 types of Stem cells

Little Great Race participants to take big strides for area man

Published: August 6, 2005

0807mgogol-bLike hundreds of other people, Frankie Gogol will be a spectator at the annual Little Great Race in Charleroi on Saturday, Sept. 10. But Gogol, of North Charleroi, will have more than just a passing interest in the runners and walkers in the event.

Gogol, 27, suffered a severe life-changing spinal cord injury last year when he fell from a tree stand while deer hunting with a neighbor, Gary DeUnger, at North Charleroi Recreation Park.

Proceeds from the Little Great Race will go to Gogol and his family to help with mounting medical expenses that have climbed well into six figures in the past nine months.

Tragedy Creates New Event to Benefit Non-Profit

Published: August 6, 2005

The family of 16-year-old amateur motocross racer, Ricky James, has decided to hold a fundraising golf tournament with the Next Steps Foundation in an effort to raise awareness and funds for research to cure spinal cord injuries.

Murrieta, CA (PRWEB) August 7, 2005 — Due to the recent injury of Ricky James, an upcoming amateur motocross racer that left the 16 year old paralyzed on March 10th, 2005, the James family has decided to hold a fundraising golf tournament with the non-profit Next Steps Foundation, California chapter (www.next-steps.org) to raise awareness and funds for the research to cure spinal cord injury.

Man hurt by pool dive may move again

Published: August 5, 2005

swimming4The Framingham man who broke his neck by diving off a trampoline into a shallow kiddie pool may be able to recover at least some movement in his body, but faces a difficult road ahead, experts say.

Cleber Dos Santos, 29, broke his fifth Cervical vertebra – an injury which means his spine should be Functional above the fifth vertebra, giving him some upper body movement, according to a local Physical Therapist.

Apology sought for stem-cell remark

Published: August 4, 2005

Apology sought for stem-cell remark

Critics demanded an apology yesterday from the founder of the Christian ministry Focus on the Family after he compared the ethics of embryonic stem-cell research to Nazi experiments on Holocaust victims.

Trampoline victim may recover movement

Published: August 4, 2005

14ft-trampoline-round-sk14gThe Framingham man who broke his neck by diving into a wading pool may be able to recover at least some movement in his body, but faces a difficult road ahead.

Cleber Dos Santos, 29, broke his fifth Cervical vertebra when he dived from a trampoline into a shallow kiddie pool. That means his cervical spine should be Functional above the fifth vertebra, giving him some upper body movement.

Electrical exercise system gives paralysis sufferers power to recover strength

Published: August 2, 2005

People affected by paralysis could enjoy more independence, better health and a higher quality of life thanks to an innovative system designed to improve fitness and increase arm strength.

It uses electrical signals to stimulate movement in arm muscles where function has been lost, making it possible to work an arm-exercise machine (similar to an exercise bike but worked by the arms).

Raising The Bar: New Horizons in Disability Sport

Published: August 2, 2005

raisingthebarRaising The Bar: New Horizons in Disability Sport – Featuring the work of ten international photographers and thirty international athletes

New York, NY: After its premiere in March 2005, the Raising the Bar exhibition returns for one additional month in support of the meeting of delegates at the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.