Daily Archives: October 18, 2007
An experimental treatment – inducing Hypothermia – has been helping a professional football player make a remarkable recovery from a paralyzing injury. Cooling therapy, also being used in Triangle hospitals, has made the recovery possible.
Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett sustained a severe spinal cord injury in the season opener against Denver on Sept. 9. The third and fourth Vertebrae in his neck were fractured, leaving him paralyzed.
“Not only do you wonder if they’re ever going to walk again, you wonder if they’ll actually going to be able to survive the injury,” said Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, with the New York University Hospital for Joint Disease.
Nick Suckow of rural Dallas has recently found himself gaining a lot of national attention just by following where his heart leads him.
After suffering a spinal cord injury back in 1989, Nick became a Ventilator-dependant quadriplegic. The condition did not dampen his spirits, however, and Nick’s aunt, Sue Perry, nominated him earlier this month to be amongst 2007’s inductees for the Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame.
This hall of fame was organized in 2005 by the National Spinal Cord Injury Association in order to celebrate those that have worked toward a better future for all individuals with a damaged spinal cord.