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Monthly Archives: November 2008

A Will to Walk

Accident victim determined not to spend life in wheelchair ORANGE CITY -- While some people stroll through life with ease, Joshuah Roy shuffles along inches at a time. Each step is a battle, but one this...

Obama policy a lift for stem cell researchers

Stem cell research advocates have waited nearly eight years for the policy change President-elect Barack Obama has signaled he'll make in the early days of his administration: lifting the restrictions imposed by President Bush...

Will to Walk

Joshuah Roy learns to walk again

Paralyzed athlete receives donation from a stranger

THIBODAUX – As one of his last acts during a century-long life of charity and accomplishment, retired Houma attorney Elton Darsey ensured a better future for a paralyzed Thibodaux athlete he only recently met. Darsey...

Thankful for 50 more years

Thrill-Seeker Has Led ‘Wonderfully Fulfilling Life’ Since Accident VIENNA, Va. - At 67, Sharon Hovey says she is ready to settle down. An Ashville native and self-described thrill-seeker, Ms. Hovey says she has lived her life...

Winning by a nose- promising news for spinal cord injury patients

Cells from the human nose are showing further promise in remediating spinal cord injury, according to research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Six weeks after injecting cells from the human nose (olfactory...

Spinal Cord Repair Researcher Nets $150,000 Award

When they were 15, Tim O'Shea and his friend Ben Harvey were keen rugby players. But a week before his sixteenth birthday Ben was tackled during a game and his spinal cord was injured,...

JP Price Shoots for Cure

Local Snocross racer J.P. Price has chosen to lead a pledge fundraising program and will ride the Canadian SnoCross Race Association season opener event at Searchmont Resort on December 6-7th, 2008. He challenges the residents,...

Kelly Brush Foundation Awards Ski Racing Safety Grants

BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just as ski resorts are opening for the season, the Kelly Brush Foundation kicked off its 2008/2009 Ski Racing Safety is No Accident Campaign with the announcement of...

Nose cells may heal spine

People paralysed by spinal cord injuries could soon be "repaired" using cells from their own noses, say Otago University researchers. The Health Ministry's ethics committee has just approved an application by the Spinal Cord Society...