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Monthly Archives: June 2006

Injured Jockey Murphy Opts for Retirement

Jockey Cindy Noll Murphy, who suffered a spinal cord injury in a May 11 spill at Prairie Meadows, said Friday that she will not attempt a comeback. "My doctor advised me that it would be...

Paralyzed hockey player speaks at Chamber meeting

LEOMINSTER -- The roar of the crowd, his coach's tap on the shoulder, the face-off right beforehand. Travis Roy, a former Boston University hockey player, remembers every moment of the minutes leading to his life-changing...

Wheels in motion Sunday for spinal cord research

People making a difference in the lives of people with spinal cord injury is the driving force behind the Comox Valley Wheels in Motion event this Sunday -- and Jim Milina is the man...

Ryans celebrate project’s success

Fundraiser completes $6 million endowment for spinal-cord research Whistlerites John and Penny Ryan are celebrating the success of the third annual “Reserved” gala fundraiser with family, friends and the provincial government. The money raised...

Ready to return, Oliver tells Caracella: don’t rush it

CHAMPION jockey Damien Oliver, who resumes riding at Flemington on Saturday after a 15-month absence with a career-threatening spinal injury similar to that of Collingwood forward Blake Caracella, had only three words of advice...

Harvard to clone human embryos

(AP) -- Stepping into a research area marked by controversy and fraud, Harvard University scientists said Tuesday they are trying to clone human embryos to create stem cells they hope can be used one...

Caracella’s wife feared worst

BLAKE Caracella's wife has told of her relief that her husband had not suffered permanent spinal damage after his collision with Lion Tim Notting on Saturday night. Jackie Caracella last night remained by her husband's...

Wheelchair star born with marathon victory

Shauna Jensen wheels to win in Las Vegas EDMONTON - Before Shauna Jensen sustained a spinal cord injury, she considered herself a recreational athlete and called herself a weekend warrior. Add another W to that handle...

UK MAN RIDES FOR RESEARCH AROUND HOLLAND

A young British man living in Holland is organising a charity bike ride with a difference. Not only will Matt Cole cycle 1200km around Holland but he will be providing the necessary ‘pedal power’...

Twenty years on, Hansen still in motion

Wheelchair athlete famous for global trek is focused now on injury research Twenty years ago, Rick Hansen was wrapping up his 40,000-kilometre Man in Motion world tour, "little suspecting that as one long trip was...