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Monthly Archives: May 2007

Spinal cord injury victim inspires others to overcome challenges

At a ceremony held at Fall River Family Services on May 4, Westport resident Martin W. Costa was named the May 2007 Hometown Hero. Bank Five and radio station WSAR sponsor this event which...

Mack J. Marsh Jr.: Urge future passage of bill to protect ATV riders

Louisiana truly is the sportsman's paradise. We are lucky to have so many options when it comes to outdoor adventures and the tools and equipment necessary to enjoy it in its entire splendor. But,...

Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats

Rats paralyzed due to loss of blood flow to the spine returned to near normal ambulatory function six weeks after receiving grafts of human spinal stem cells (hSSCs), researchers from the University of California,...

Patients heading abroad for hope

Those with spinal injuries brave risks to find new therapies overseas McKINNEY – Two weeks after Tonya Winchester celebrated her high school graduation, an 18-wheeler slammed into her Jeep Cherokee, paralyzing the college-bound teenager from...

Do it for Dan almost done

A fundraising event held Saturday for 18-year-old Dan Edwards has brought the Do It For Dan fundraising campaign to the verge of reaching its $150,000 goal. The recent boost came from a $20,000 donation from...

Bell and Rick Hansen Foundation Launch Partnership

Bell welcomes Rick Hansen to its Olympic and Paralympic family and supports youth engagement expansion VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell and the Rick Hansen Foundation announced a partnership today whereby Rick...

Fund-raiser to aid Stockyards co-owner left paralyzed

On Jan. 9, Mark Wagner was a runner and skier, a man in perfect physical condition. He was a flight captain with US Airways. He was a husband, father to two small boys and...

Patients teaching doctor history of war

At Walter Reed, he treats amputees, soldiers with brain and spinal injuries from battles in Iraq and Afghanistan WASHINGTON - When the Army doctor walked into the musty hospital room, the patient, strapped in a...

Road back to stage is slow but inspiring for Terry Earp

An audience gathers on a warm Friday evening in May inside the cramped Scottsdale studio of Arizona Women’s Theatre Company for a staged reading of new plays. The star of the hour is Terry Earp,...

Todd Crawford Foundation to Cure Paralysis, Inc.

The Todd Crawford Foundation was started in August of 2006 with the purposeof raising money for spinal cord injury (SCI) research. I wasinjuredin August of 2002. In the four years between my injury and...