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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Wheelchair Cushion Sage

Published: August 31, 2009
Wheelchair Cushion Sage

Wheelchair Cushion Sage offers discount pricing on many of the world’s best seating solutions.

Wheelchair Dance Competion

Published: August 31, 2009

Wheelchair dance competition in Europe.

Stem cells to be used for treating chronic spinal injury

Published: August 29, 2009

Chronic-Spinal-InjuryThe use of stem cells to treat range of diseases is increasing day by day. Now scientists are going to test use of stem cells in treating chronic spinal injuries. Stem cells can be acquired from various sources like bone marrow, umbilical cord blood and fetus, but in the recent study research team is going to use stem cells from umbilical cord blood.

Research team led by Dr Wise Young, research professor at WM Keck centre for collaborative neurosciences at Rutgers University, New Jersey will conduct human trails to prove efficacy of stem cells from umbilical cord blood along with Lithium in treating chronic spinal injury in India. The trails will include 80 chronic spinal injury patients.

Spinal injury drug developed cysts in animals

Published: August 27, 2009

BANGALORE (Reuters) – Geron Corp said animals injected with its experimental cell therapy for subacute spinal cord injury developed microscopic cysts in the injury site, but its shares rose as the company reported none of the animals developed teratomas, a kind of tumor.

Shares of the stem cell research company rose 5 percent to $7.28 in early morning trade.

Bridging Barriers Quality of Life Grant Opens Doors

Published: August 27, 2009

qol_bridgingbarriers_200x200I smile every day here when I learn about how Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grants tangibly change lives. A picture tells a thousand words, and we were so pleased that a recent $6,963 Quality of Life grant to the Sterling-Rock Family YMCA in Sterling, IL enabled the facility to install 3 low-energy automatic door openers. “These doors provide access to those with disabilities to provide life-changing health experiences,” wrote Michael Mohr in a letter of support for the project. Michael is a wheelchair user pictured here with 2-year old Emma Allison, who also helped make the project happen, and Executive Director Doug Vandersee, who is holding the actual Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grant check.

Japan robotics experts unveil sci-fi wheelchair

Published: August 26, 2009

Robotics and medical experts in Japan on Wednesday unveiled the prototype of a new hi-tech electric wheelchair that resembles a scooter and promises greater mobility.

Users ride astride the four-wheeled Rodem — rather than sitting in it, as in a conventional wheelchair — steer it with a joystick and hold onto motorbike-style handles while the knees and chest rest on cushions.

Service Dogs

Published: August 24, 2009

Service dogs do more than just help the visually impaired navigate a crosswalk.

Service Dogs to the Rescue!

Published: August 24, 2009

ServiceDog_janet_200x200Service dogs do more than just help the visually impaired navigate a crosswalk. Someone living with paralysis could use a service dog, typically Labrador and Golden Retrievers, to pick up any dropped item, fetch packages in grocery stores, turn lights on and off, make emergency telephone calls, help with balance, and even make transactions with money at a bank or store.

Rolling Like a Celebrity-Ms. Wheelchair NJ 2009

Published: August 24, 2009

santina-muha-20092-150x150Santina Muha not only rolls like a celebrity, she is a celebrity! She also plays an active role in the disability community.  Santina is a guest writer on the EasyStand Blog, read some of her posts.  I was inspired by her words, “There are people out there doing amazing things, and I believe we should all be recognized for our efforts, no matter what our abilities.”

“There are people out there doing amazing things, and I believe we should all be recognized for our efforts, no matter what our abilities.”

On Friday, April 17, Santina Muha, a T-11 paraplegic, was named Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey 2009, also making her eligible to compete in the Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant held in South Dakota this week!

City to host Ms. Wheelchair America pageant this weekend

Published: August 24, 2009

A diverse group of women from 27 states — college students, volunteers, office workers, grandmothers — will gather in Rapid City this week to compete for the national Ms. Wheelchair America title.

The 37th annual pageant will be at Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn. In 2000, the national winner was Tracy Charlton-O’Conner, whose parents, Terry and Karen Charlton, live in Rapid City.

This year’s winner will succeed the reigning Ms. Wheelchair America Michelle Colvard, who is the executive director of the City of Houston’s Office for People with Disabilities.