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Monthly Archives: October 2006

Quadriplegic prepares for NYC marathon

Scott Rimmer refuses to let being a quadriplegic stop him from achieving new goals. In 2003, a dirt bike accident in Moab, Utah, left him with a broken neck, paralyzing spinal injuries and a desolate...

Hansen remains in motion

Twenty years later, Rick Hansen is still relentless in his pursuit of a cure for spinal cord injuries The Man In Motion had nowhere to go. Rick Hansen was looking for a place to escape from...

Marijuana Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury Studied

THC reduces Spasticity in patients with spinal cord injury IACM via BBSNews 2006-10-29 -- According to an open label clinical study conducted at the REHAB in Basel, Switzerland, THC was effective in reducing spasticity in...

‘I’m excited, I’m nervous, I’m hopeful’

Paralyzed last year in a diving accident, Eagan man finds hope in stem cell surgery overseas When Jay Magee became paralyzed after a diving accident last year, all he wanted was to be able to...

Wheelchair funding to be cut

To combat fraud, Medicare reducing reimbursements There is no question that Keith Copen needs his motorized wheelchair. The 59-year-old is paralyzed from the thighs down and the chair helps him shop, get to his van,...

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Man with ALS feels like he’s trapped inside a shell

Dr. Luis Cebrian says he feels like he's trapped inside a shell. "I feel like I'm basically made out of wood or rubber." Although he is paralyzed, he is acutely aware of his body. His...

Stem Cell Work Shows Promise and Risks

Parkinson's Treatment Tried in Rats Reduced Symptoms but Caused Tumors Nerve cells grown from human embryonic stem cells and injected into the brains of rats with a syndrome mimicking Parkinson's disease significantly reduced the...

O.T. “MacGyver” Makes Life Easier With Speedy Tools

University of New Hampshire faculty member Therese Willkomm calls herself “MacGyvette.” But Willkomm doesn't fight crime like the resourceful 1980s television sleuth; rather, she fashions tools from everyday objects that make life easier for...

Physical therapy helps woman’s recovery

BRYAN - Shonnie Moore of College Station, paralyzed in a July 2005 traffic accident, has had to learn how to eat, bathe and live all over again through Physical Therapy. "They call it a...