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Monthly Archives: June 2006

Raised cash for injured veterans

A spinal-cord injury from the Korean War left Donald Taylor with only limited use of his legs and arms. But that did not stop him from reaching out to other disabled veterans. He started an...

Life with a spinal cord injury

Hamden resident Jon Sigworth, 19, who sustained a spinal cord injury during a recent visit to India, has rapidly become a legend in his community. Whereas many people would recoil at the thought of having...

Different Stem Cell Treatments Both Produce Results for Two Similar Patients in China

'A Tale of Two Similar Spinal Cord Injury Patients' SHENZHEN, China, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Shenzhen Beike Biotechnology Co., Ltd. announced the successful treatment of two similar spinal cord injury patients using two different procedures...

USC seeks volunteers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation study

(Columbia) June 26, 2006 - The University of South Carolinas Arnold School of Public Health is seeking volunteers for a study examining the effects of a two-week intensive treatment program on walking, balance, and...

Christopher Reeve Foundation Announces the Launch of SupermanTag.org

Tags Favored by Hollywood Trendsetters Now Available on Official Website SHORT HILLS, N.J., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Christopher Reeve Foundation (CRF) today announced the launch of www.SupermanTag.org, the official website of the year's hottest...

A SUPERMAN TO YOU, A SON TO HER

Years ago, when Barbara L. Johnson talked to friends about her son Christopher Reeve and his plans to pursue an acting career, her response was usually this: "People would say, 'You don't really want him...

Remaking the connection

After suffering a spinal cord injury that paralyzed him from the chest down, 13-year-old Matthew Sanford coped by distancing himself from his body. During painful medical procedures he would imagine himself floating out of his...

Focus on Independence Gives Sight to Quadriplegics

Innovative Program Is Aimed At Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Patients Los Angeles, Ca.(PRWEB) June 22, 2006 -- Two well known U.S. Refractive Surgeons have teamed up to launch Focus On Independence in which eye surgeons...

Disability doesn’t keep this sailor ashore

Any sailor will tell you that being out on the water can be an escape from your problems ashore. For Curt Leatherbee, sailing is especially freeing. "It's just a way to get out of the wheelchair,"...

Stem Cells Help Repair Paralysis in Mice; A Recipe for Humans?

(Bloomberg) -- Scientists have used embryonic stem cells to restore function in the legs of paralyzed mice, raising hopes they may some day achieve the same result in humans. In the study, stem cells...