Daily Archives: December 17, 2008
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 he suffered a severe spinal cord injury during a scuba diving excursion.
Upon waking in the nearest hospital, the 16-year-old learned he was unable to move his hands and legs. Not too long afterward, Gabe’s determination to regain his strength and hopefully walk and play the piano again kicked in. It hasn’t let up since then, said his mother, Carolyn Rodreick.
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 are injured in automobile accidents. Some of the most common and often overlooked injuries are to the spinal cord, back and shoulder. Injuries such as herniated discs, contusions, lower back sprains and rotator cuffs are just a few of the serious injuries that can occur.
“Spinal Cord Injury: Is the Cure in China?”
Dr. Wise Young talks about his experience visiting over 100 hospitals in China and beginning the Spinal Cord Injury Network of China and the future of spinal cord injury and stem cell research in the US.