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Daily Archives: March 13, 2007

Are you a Woman with a SCI who has been injured for at least...

Published: March 13, 2007

This is a request for women with SCI (aged 18 or older) who are both employed and unemployed to participate in an on-line research project.

Need: Research on the return to work experiences of women with SCI is close to nonexistent. Increasing the understanding of what it is like to be a woman with a SCI who has either returned to work, attempted to return to work, or would like to return to work will offer very valuable insight into understanding the most effective approaches to helping women return to work.

Working 2 Walk Symposium & Rally

Published: March 13, 2007

pittsIt’s that time again. Make plans to join us for the 2nd Annual Working 2 Walk Symposium & Rally in Washington, DC. In addition to hearing the latest updates on scientific progress from leading researchers (including Drs. John McDonald, Stephen Davies, W. Dalton Dietrich, and Wise Young), this year’s Symposium will focus on the need for a clinical trial structure. This is your opportunity to learn about the status of a North American Clinical Trial Network. Find out what you as an advocate can do to advance this critical component in achieving a cure, and how you can assist our researchers who are working so hard to move science from the lab to human applications.

Dedicated to preventing injuries

Published: March 13, 2007

CANTON, Mo. — Penny Lorenz isn’t bitter about the car crash 24 years ago that left her with a severe spinal cord injury.

“Life is too short to lay around or sit around and be bitter and angry,” Lorenz told students at Culver-Stockton College on Tuesday. “I learned to pick up the pieces and move forward a long time ago.”

Still, Lorenz wants to help prevent others from a similar fate, or worse.

Quadriplegic sues juvenile facility over football injury

Published: March 13, 2007

A teen who became a quadriplegic after being injured playing football at a Lawrence County juvenile placement facility has filed a lawsuit against the center and its employees.

Eric Betts and his mother, Susan Betts, filed the suit against New Castle Youth and Development Center, as well as seven people who work there.

Mr. Betts entered the minimum-security detention center in April 2006 when he was 17.

‘Some people don’t do a thimbleful of what he did in life’

Published: March 13, 2007

Lawrence “Larry” Solomon was a can-do guy.

He was an all-American gymnast on his East Coast high school and college teams.

An accident during practice at age 19 left him paralyzed, but he continued his education, and eventually earned a doctorate.

And the first time he kissed Barbara Jean Chichersky — the woman who would become his wife — Solomon didn’t mess around with any tight-lipped smooches.

Travis Hearn comes home

Published: March 13, 2007

Rock Island, ILLINOIS — Travis Hearn, the injured Rock Island Rocks football player who’s been rehabbing at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for the past few months, is now home.

A medical team transferred him from Chicago into the Friendship Manor senior living facility Wednesday afternoon.

“We’re excited that Travis is back here in the Quad Cities, available to all his friends and family and the community which has provided such great support to this young man in an unfortunate situation,” said Ted Pappas, president and CEO of Friendship Manor.

LeRoy realtor recovering from accident, back at work

Published: March 13, 2007

LeROY – LeRoy residents wanting to buy or sell a home can once again turn to a local resident for help.

Mike Ready has returned to his career in real estate, 15 months after he was injured in an accident at a Bloomington home.

On Dec. 14, 2005, Ready went to the home to take care of some last-minute details before closing a sale. He was in the attic inspecting repairs and fell through the floor of the attic.

The Teddy Pendergrass Alliance Star-Studded Gala

Published: March 13, 2007

teddy_pendergrass Philadelphia, PA — After a near fatal car accident changed his life dramatically nearly 25 years ago, TEDDY PENDERGRASS, is using his voice to help improve the quality of life for survivors of spinal cord injuries (SCI).

The Teddy Pendergrass Alliance (TPA), a non-profit organization which helps people with SCI rebuild their lives, has announced an elaborate star-studded extravaganza – the premiere Black Music Month event, “Teddy 25 – A Celebration Of Life, Hope, and Possibilities” – to be held June 10th at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

Published: March 13, 2007

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis
Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

Ourmission is to unite and empower those physically disabled by paralysis,their families, and their supporters.  We commit our skills toprovide resources, tools, information and activities to strengthen thecure movement, with a particular focus on helping those physicallydisabled by paralysis to advocate for themselves.  We furtherpledge to support the efforts of other organizations committed to thesame objectives. We are committed to a “fight to thefinish” that will bring full recovery to victims of paralysis.