Monthly Archives: August 2009
He 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.
Getting 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.
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.
Nitric 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.
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.
The 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.
Life After Spinal Cord Injury
A social network and support resource for friends, family, and victims of spinal cord injury.
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.
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.