Daily Archives: January 11, 2006
CHICAGO — Spinal cord injuries are among the toughest conditions doctors encounter. So far, science has little to offer paralyzed patients.
NBC5’s Nesita Kwan reported Tuesday that new technology in Chicago is offering some hope.
Not all spinal cord injuries are permanent. Doctors have found that patients with slight feeling can regain more movement than ever thought possible.
The world may be missing the most important points of South Korea’s still unfolding cloning scandal.
While Hwang Woo-Suk’s stem cells fraud grabs the world’s attention, a remarkable display of professional ethics by Korean media’s remains unrecognized. Had the Korean media knuckled under to government and social pressure, remaining silent concerning a focus of Korean pride, the world’s dying and disabled might have waited years for the fulfillment of a fraudulent hope.
Nor is this the first time that cloning overshadowed a more worthy cause for Korean pride.
College student ready to undergo experimental stem cell transplant
MISHAWAKA — Joey McTigue relies on his muscular shoulders and arms to pull himself down the lane of the Memorial Hospital’s rehab pool. Leg power isn’t available. A float holds his knees together and keeps his legs from sinking.
It really doesn’t matter how fast he goes. Speed is no longer the main goal for the former Michiana Soccer Association standout.
Instead, his workouts are about time.
New Mobility Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2001. I’ve created this site to promote the disability rights movement. It’s dedicated to the pioneers of the movement and the people and groups that are making a difference. Hopefully the awareness and connections it creates will stir more action.