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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Whatever happened to: Travis Roy

Eleven seconds was all it took to change Travis Roy’s life. As a freshman at Boston University in 1995, Roy lived his dream of playing hockey for the Terriers, earning a full scholarship after playing...

Mother of paralyzed daugher pleads to pass the ‘Booster’ bill

Lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday from the mother of an eight-year-old girl who now must use a wheelchair. The Moorhead girl suffered severe spinal cord injuries in a car crash last summer. She wasn't using...

Putting a face on the stem cell argument

SOMETIME SOON, perhaps even this week, President Barack Obama is expected to lift federal regulations on the use of embryonic stem cells in medical research. With recently awarded FDA approval, a California biotech firm sits...

Stationary bike helps spinal cord injury sufferers

People who have suffered spinal cord injuries are at higher risk for obesity than those who haven't. Because they're often confined to a wheelchair, the paralyzed have a hard time exercising at a rate fast...

Paralysis from injury doesn’t hamper Lantzy

ST. BENEDICT - Ken Lantzy believes in making the best of situations and follows his own advice. When a high school football injury caused permanent quadriplegia for him decades ago, Lantzy's positive attitude became an...