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Daily Archives: March 22, 2007

Traffic fine could help disabled

Published: March 22, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS – The fine you pay for your next speeding ticket might be a few dollars higher, but advocates for the disabled say the increase ultimately could bring hope to Hoosiers who suffer from spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury.

Tucked deep within the House budget bill is a section creating the state’s first spinal-cord and head-injury research fund. Increased fines motorists pay for speeding, driving while intoxicated or other violations would fund the research, conducted in Indiana.

Nigeria: The Healing Power of Roots, Herbs

Published: March 22, 2007

MR Charles Jaiyeola had lost hope again when he sustained serious cord and leg injury in an auto accident.

Even after spending months at Shagamu General hospital and another eight months at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba, Lagos.

Mr. Jaiyeola was as good as a bad case that defied all medical options, but today after spending six months under the care of Chief Isaac Bayo Olobatuyi, medical director, Ejioba Bone Clinic, the once bedridden Jaiyeola has regained the services of his legs as well as cured of his spinal cord problems.

Injured archer not forgotten at tournament

Published: March 22, 2007

A hunting accident has taken Bill Baker away from the sport he loves — archery.

The archer from Moultrie, Ga., a small town less than a four-hour drive south of Atlanta, is missing the ASA Texas Pro/Am Championship staged at Love Civic Center this weekend while he recovers from a spinal injury suffered when he fell from a tree stand. The fall left Baker paralyzed from the chest down.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Awards Over One Million Dollars in Research Grants

Published: March 22, 2007

SHORT HILLS, N.J., /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (CDRF) announced today that it has awarded $1,522,500 to support fourteen cutting-edge research projects through its Individual Research Grants program. The laboratories and scientists funded are located around the globe, and their projects span the entire research continuum from basic cellular and molecular-level laboratory work to clinical application in human patients.

“The Individual Research Grants program is the bedrock of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s strategic scientific approach to spinal cord repair,” said Susan Howley, Vice President of Research of the CDRF.

Feingold, Kohl, Moore Push for New Zablocki Spinal Cord Injury Unit

Published: March 22, 2007

Existing Unit at Milwaukee Veterans Medical Center Does Not Meet Current Standards

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl and Representative Gwen Moore are pushing for construction to begin on the new spinal cord injury (SCI) unit at Zablocki Medical Center in Milwaukee. In a letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Jim Nicholson, the members of Congress reiterated their concerns that the existing SCI unit at Zablocki does not meet current standards of the Joint Commission, the organization which accredits hospitals, and requested that construction on the new unit begin as soon as possible.