Daily Archives: March 3, 2008
Researchers report that people with spinal cord injuries treated with Cyberkinetics’ Andara™ OFS™ System showed significantly greater neurological improvement than those in a separate study who received no therapy for their spinal cord injuries.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: CYKN; “Cyberkinetics”) today announced that the Company’s Andara™ Oscillating Field Stimulator (OFS™) System was the subject of two presentations at the 24th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons) Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves in Orlando, Florida.
It would be understandable if Kelly Brush filled her days with what-ifs.
What if the fencing along the giant slalom course at Jiminy Peak had been better? What if the padding on the chair lift tower had been thicker? What if she hadn’t caught that edge?
But those questions don’t yield any substantive answers. They are part of a past that Brush, a senior at Middlebury College who was paralyzed in a ski racing accident two years ago, doesn’t see the need to dwell in.
Instead, Brush is focused on the future — her own and that of the sport she loves. Through the Kelly Brush Foundation, the 21-year-old is seeking to improve safety conditions and safety awareness in ski racing.
Some people believe everything happens for a reason. Even a tragedy, difficult at first to comprehend, may leave the survivor feeling that he or she has a higher purpose. Tiffany Jones believes this. And her family is buoyed by the strength of her faith. But in the meantime, there is the reality to face.
Only two months after a terrible accident that may leave her paralyzed from the chest down and confined to a wheelchair, 18-year-old Tiffany Jones has the fortitude of her faith and the boundless enthusiasm of youth to help her endure and give her hope. Her parents, Jeff and Lisa Jones of West Jefferson, are comforted by her amazingly positive attitude and this helps lift them from despair to do what they need to do on her behalf.
“She’s always been one who believes things happen for a reason,” said Tiffany’s mother, Lisa Jones. “That God is in control.”