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Yearly Archives: 2008

Quest to discard wheelchair leads Lexington man, wife to Mexico

On a Sunday in August, Mike Phillips’ world came tumbling to the ground. While on a walk at Riverside Park near his Lexington home, Phillips climbed a tree, not an unusual occurrence for the...

More on stem cell research

What are stem cells? Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body. Serving as a sort of repair system for the body, they can theoretically divide without...

A New Hope for Life – Stem Cells

Ever imagined, what it would be like to lead a disease free life and be a part of a world where every body is hale and hearty? Well, it may sound utopian right now...

Art therapy: Marks’ exhibit showcases therapeutic power of art

Although Kenneth Martin is confined to a wheelchair because of a spinal cord injury, his imagination knows no limits. The independent living coordinator of L.I.F.E. Inc., a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping disabled adults...

Small Steps

Exercise therapy for injury raises woman’s spirits At the end of each year, the Times-Call checks in on area newsmakers from the past year and brings their stories up to date in the annual Where...

Assistant provides disabled man bridge to independent living

Ronald Griffin was meant to be a caregiver. Following in the steps of his mother and grandmother, he entered the industry straight out of high school. You can see his passion when he talks...

MAKING MIRACLES HAPPEN: CHALLENGE CENTER TAKES THE “DIS” OUT OF DISABILITES

(San Diego's East County) — “When I first had my stroke, I couldn’t speak or move my right side. I couldn’t walk,” recalled Austin Junkin, 80, of Lemon Grove. “Now I can...

Custom INGRESS’R® from Wikk Industries Helps Turn “ICORD” Spinal Cord Injury Research Centre’s Mission...

Wikk's highly specialized custom elevator activation switches are featured in The Blusson Spinal Cord Centre in the Vancouver General Hospital site - The ICORD's (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries) new home in Vancouver, British...

Church helps injured teen on long road to recovery

Gabe Rodreick, who suffered a spinal injury in Costa Rica, hopes to get back to a top rehab center. Gabe Rodreick of south Minneapolis was on an exchange trip to Costa Rica in July when...

Spinal Cord and Back Injuries Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents

Every year, over 2 million people are injured in automobile accidents. Some of the most common and often overlooked injuries are to the spinal cord, back and shoulder. Every year, over 2 million people...