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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Ricky “Bobby” James: a Remarkable Story of Perseverance

Published: August 24, 2009

toyota_speedway_august_2008_032_featureHe lives by the one word: Perseverance. His goals and dreams are being fulfilled with each challenge that comes his way.

He has raced in the Baja 500, along with competing in the Ironman competition while covering the 63 mile event in just seven hours, 14 minutes.

He has also competed in, and finished the L.A. Marathon fifth in a hand cycle, and even competed in the X-games in Los Angeles back in 2008.

Wheelchair Recycler gives people mobility back

Published: August 24, 2009

wheelchairx-largeGetting Camy Stark to Bible class used to be difficult for her parents, Josh and Lori. The 5-year-old from Moore, Okla., has caudal regression syndrome, a disease with symptoms similar to spina bifida, and it made traversing the church parking lot a challenge.

“We walked along with her until she got completely tired, until she wanted you to carry her,” Josh Stark says.

Now Camy zips up and down her driveway to grab the mail and has no problem getting around parking lots, thanks to her new power wheelchair. It came courtesy of David Heim, better known as the Wheelchair Recycler.

Surf dog & Quadraplegic surfer tandem surf

Published: August 23, 2009

Rip Curl Ricki, a surf dog, and Patrick Ivison, a quadraplegic adaptive surfer got together to catch some party waves and tandem surf at Del Mar beach on August 20.

If wayne saves one, it’s worth it

Published: August 21, 2009

Jumping off the jetties at Hervey Bay might be all fun and games for local kids – until someone gets hurt.

In an effort to reduce the risk of spinal injuries the Fraser Coast Regional Council has donated $1000 to the Spinal Education Awareness Team so presenter Wayne Leo can visit Fraser Coast schools and share his story.

Mr Leo suffered a spinal cord injury 25 years ago when he was hit by a car while riding his motorbike home from work.

Metabolites Offer Prognostic Tool in Spinal Cord Injury

Published: August 20, 2009

spine_59098Nitric oxide metabolites in the cerebrospinal fluid correlate with injury severity and motor recovery

(HealthDay News) — The concentration of nitric oxide metabolites in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF [NOx]) of people with spinal cord injury correlates to the severity of their injury and is a predictor of neurologic recovery, according to a study reported in the Aug. 15 issue of Spine.

I Believe Inc.

Published: August 20, 2009
I Believe Inc.

The I Believe Inc. organization produces a public access television show which provides information and virtual access to events and stories that are important to the disabled community.

Sports Illustrated features quadriplegic on cover

Published: August 20, 2009

0824_150The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is one of the biggest players in the spinal cord injury research arena (not counting the Reeve Foundation, of course). The catalyst for the Miami Project was the injury in a college football game of Marc Bouniconti who has lived with quadriplegia since 1985. His dad, Nick Bouniconti, is an NFL hall of famer and former Miami Dolphin.

This week Sports Illustrated has Marc in his wheelchair on the cover! The story of his injury intertwined his life with the lives of two other men is remarkable.


Published: August 19, 2009

Life After Spinal Cord Injury

A social network and support resource for friends, family, and victims of spinal cord injury.

Human tests of Geron’s spinal-cord medication put on hold

Published: August 18, 2009

In a setback for Menlo Park-based Geron, the company announced Tuesday that federal authorities have put on hold its groundbreaking test on people of a spinal-cord injury treatment it developed from human embryonic stem cells.

Officials at Geron, which has yet to give its treatment to humans, were vague about the reason for the hold, saying only that it involved the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s pending review of new animal study data the company had submitted.

Rejoyce – Rehab at Home

Published: August 13, 2009


An Australian first University of Melbourne and Austin Health study will test home-based online rehabilitation with video games to give spinal cord injury patients the hope of regaining the movement of their hands.