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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Robin Williams Weapons of Self Destruction – Tickets-for-Charity

Published: September 30, 2008

robinwilliams_200x200The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has been designated as one of a select group of charities to benefit from the Charitable Sale of seats to Robin Williams’ latest tour through Tickets-for-Charity®. Premium seats to Robin Williams Weapons of Self Destruction, are now available at Don’t miss your chance to experience the legendary comic live and in person from some of the best seats in the house! Each seat is priced at face value plus a donation, which may be directed to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation during the checkout process.

Don’t miss your chance to experience first hand the hilarity of this comic legend!

Sion hospital opens stem cell centre

Published: September 30, 2008

MUMBAI: Ravindra Ahire, a farm labourer’s son from Malegaon, is happy he can hobble across the road with his walker. “I can manage half a kilometre,” he said with glee. Fifteen months ago when TOI met him at Sion Hospital’s neurosurgery ward, he was immobile after a bike accident.

Ahire owes his recovery from Paraplegia to stem cell therapy. “He can walk a bit, he has sensation in his legs and bladder,” said neurosurgeon Dr Alok Sharma and neuropathologist Dr Prerna Badhe who treated him.

What’s New in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation – Spinal Cord Injury

Published: September 30, 2008

Harish Hosalkar, MD, MBMS(Orth), FCPS(Orth), DNB(Orth)1, Jason Hsu, MD1, Nirav K. Pandya, MD1 and Mary Ann Keenan, MD1

The use of systemic Hypothermia for spinal cord injury has received much attention in the past year, in large part because of the substantial neurologic recovery after the use of moderate hypothermia in the case of a professional football player who had sustained an incomplete Cervical spinal cord injury19. Whether the neurologic recovery was spontaneous, was due to hypothermia, or was due to early surgical decompression is uncertain. The current theory is that decreased temperatures will minimize metabolic demands and Edema during periods of spinal cord Ischemia.

U.S. Sen. Harkin- Statement Regarding the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act

Published: September 29, 2008

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D- IA) delivered the following remarks yesterday on the floor of the Senate urging the adoption of S. 1183, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act.

The text of the speech is below.

Mr. HARKIN. Mr. President, I come to the Senate floor with a heavy heart and a clear purpose. Last Thursday would have been the 56th birthday of a great actor, a devoted father and husband, Christopher Reeve. Many Americans got to know Christopher Reeve when he put on that blue and red uniform of Superman and acted in so many Superman roles. He was also on television and stage. So we always think of Christopher Reeve as the first Superman.

Improving schools’ support for children with spinal cord injury

Published: September 29, 2008

This research study was carried out by the Thomas Coram Research Unit, the Institute of Education at the University of London between January and July 2008. The study was funded by the Back-Up Trust, an organisation working with spinally injured adults and children, as part of its Schools Project.

The main purpose of the study was to explore the experiences of children and young people with a spinal cord inquiry (SCI) in mainstream school. This was to inform the Back-Up Trust’s Schools Project, which aims to improve the quality of school provision for children with a spinal cord injury.

Incredible Athletes

Published: September 28, 2008

This time of year brings an incredible group of athletes to North Central Washington, but it is not likely that you have ever heard of them by name. To get an idea of what they do, you would have to spend a day or two in a wheelchair. Seriously, you should try it some time, maybe for just a few hours. Try to go without using your legs for an entire day if you really want to know what it takes to get from point A to point B by using your arms alone. Then imagine powering yourself from Lincoln Rock Park to Rocky Reach Dam, across the river, up over Navarre Coulee, through Chelan, up to Wells Dam, and back to Lincoln Rock on a bicycle built for arms. That is just what some of the wheelchair athletes riding the Dam2Dam did this weekend!

Fashion will benefit charities

Published: September 28, 2008

Two charities will share in proceeds from tickets they sell for Scottsdale Fashion Week VIP shows Nov. 6-9.

The Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona will sell “supertickets,” good for three VIP shows on designated days.

The spinal-cord association will sell tickets to VIP shows Nov. 8. The organization will sell tickets to the final three shows of the festival, including a show by famed designer Zang Toi. There are 500 tickets available per show, starting at $250.

Teens Undergo Rehabilitation From Spinal Cord Injuries

Published: September 25, 2008

240x180Injured Football Players Inspired By One Another

by – JACKSON, Miss. — A Murrah High School football player is drawing inspiration from a kindred spirit, weeks after suffering a paralyzing injury on the field.

A spinal cord injury during an Aug. 23 scrimmage at Murrah left Lawerance Williams, 17, unable to move his body below the upper chest.

But his determination isn’t wavering. He’s now going through rehab at Methodist Rehabilitation in Jackson alongside 15-year-old Justin McCray. McCray, a football player for North Forest High School in Hattiesburg, suffered a spinal cord injury on Sept. 9.

Miami Project to Cure Paralysis/ Buoniconti Fund: “You Raise Me Up” and NBC Beijing...

Published: September 25, 2008

This moving video is about the incredible work being done everyday at the Miami Project To Cure Paralysis, the world’s largest spinal cord injury research center, as we work toward achieving our goal….a CURE for paralysis.

Defining Moment: Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Published: September 25, 2008

Inspirational video about the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the largest spinal cord injury research center in the world, narrated by Bob Costas.