Daily Archives: December 14, 2006
AskPatty.com, Inc. is supporting United Spinal Association in an online holiday fundraiser during the month of December.
New York, NY (PRWeb) December 14, 2006 – AskPatty.com, Inc. announced today they will be supporting United Spinal Association in an online-based holiday fundraising effort during the month of December. The mission of United Spinal is to provide expertise, create access to resources and strengthen hope, thereby enabling people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) to fulfill their potential as active members of their communities.
Ask Patty has made a yearlong commitment to support United Spinal Association through donations, publicity, and partnerships. United Spinal not only supports people with spinal cord injuries and disorders in their everyday lives, but also created a Motorsports program: Living Life in Motion.
Cardington man hopes message helps others
CARDINGTON – Jeff Radel is reminded on a daily basis what drinking and driving did to his life.
The 26-year-old Cardington man lives with double vision in one eye, numbness in two of his fingers and slurred speech as a result of a brain injury – the consequence of a bad decision he made nearly two years ago.
Radel hopes that his story will inspire others to think before having that drink and climbing behind the wheel this holiday season.
“It’s better I tell others what I went through. Learn from my mistake before someone else gets hurt,” said Radel who now works as a Voice for Injury Prevention speaker for the Central Ohio chapter of ThinkFirst, an international prevention program that focuses on brain and spinal injuries.
The Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (ABRC) recently awarded Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Arizona State University (ASU) two grants worth $450,000 each to study spinal cord injuries and brain tumors.
Barrow’s grant application for spinal cord injury research scored the highest of all submitted grants. Researchers at Barrow and ASU will use the grant to develop new hydrogels (liquids that gel) to stimulate the ends of damaged fiber on the spinal cord to grow and bypass the injured or scarred area of the spinal cord.