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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Homes for Our Troops to build house for paralyzed Marine

Marine Joshua Hoffman was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Iraq in January 2007. At left is his mother, Reed City resident Hazel Hoffman, and fiancee, Heather Lovell pictured during a day out from...

Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan May Have Many Roles In Spinal Cord Injury Repair

The proteoglycan chondroitin sulfate (CSPG) plays an important role not just in the formation of the glial scar but also in the repair of spinal cord injury, according to an article released on August...

Stationary Wheelchair Exerciser

Trekease Wheelchair Exerciser Prototype 5 Plastic Composite frame donated to San Antonio Veterans Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Recreation Room.

Diabetes and Spinal Cord Injury

People with spinal cord disorders are more Prone than most to developing type 2 diabetes. But the condition can be managed and even reversed with diet, exercise and medications. “You are diabetic.” No one...

Miracle Michael will walk again

DOCTORS feared Michael Wakeman would never walk again after he crashed a billy-cart into a car. The 13-year-old had completely dislocated his spine, compressing a disc and squashing the nerves supplying the muscles to his...

Blowing away a sniff of a cure

Andrew Commons is determined to walk again - utterly determined. As well as following an intensive daily exercise regime, he's also undergone courses of stem cell treatment for the spinal cord injury that has...

Youth minister adjusts to ‘new normal’ with spinal injury

Accident damages Gainesville man's body but not his spirit ATLANTA -- Vester Lewis is getting used to what he calls "the new normal." Normal for him used to be enjoying his retirement from AT&T with his...

Though grouped together, quadri- and tetraplegics are different

My readers have asked me, "What is a tetraplegic?" It's time to answer their questions. I am a tetraplegic. Because you won't find Adah Marie Guy listed under tetraplegic, I'll explain it to you. Bear...

BEIJING OLYMPICS: Third Olympics, a second chance

KAYAKING: Newport Beach paddler among medal contenders in sprint events following spinal surgery in 2004. Rami Zur went to the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece in search of a medal in sprint kayaking. He...

AM General plans to begin making vehicle in 2010

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- AM General, which produces the Hummer H2 for General Motors Corp., hopes to begin making wheelchair-accessible transit vehicles for a Michigan company at its plant in Mishawaka in 2010. AM General is...