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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Paralyzed by football injury, Mount Shasta teen remains upbeat

MOUNT SHASTA - It's been an emotional few weeks for 18-year-old Corben Brooks, who's had to say goodbye as his friends, one by one, head off to college. He might have been leaving, too, had...

Asheville’s ‘Paraplegic Chef’ Megan McCauley sets an example

One night changed the course of Megan McCauley's young life. The former chef at Carmel's Bar and Restaurant was in an ATV accident Nov. 21, 2007, that left her paralyzed. It's an unexpected twist in...

Facing life’s challenges: Travis Roy to speak in Lincoln

Travis Roy has always set goals for himself. Growing up the son of a rink manager in Yarmouth, Maine, Roy might as well have been born with a hockey stick in his hand. As a...

Kelly Brush fund-raiser wheels in record amount

The fourth annual Kelly Brush Century Ride kicked off early on Saturday morning to cool temperatures and thick crowds at Middlebury College, where cyclists in the benefit ride gathered before pedaling off on 25-,...

Natural Hydrogel Helps Heal Spinal Cord, Researcher Finds

ScienceDaily — Research led by a scientist at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center has shown injecting biomaterial gel into a spinal cord injury site provides significantly improved healing....

Research into restoring bladder control in people living with paralysis

How do you turn on (or off) a nerve cell that is no longer connected to the brain? You might try a molecular "light" switch. This new piece of technology is being used by...

“What life can I build?”

A week from Friday would have been Christopher Reeve's 57th birthday. I bring it up nine days ahead of time because it happened again this morning. When I walk into the home office here...

Light Switches to Help Restore Muscle Movement in Paralyzed

Molecular light switches are a fairly recent technological advancement that allows scientists to selectively activate cellular function using a light source, which in turn allows for more control when conducting biological experiments. The therapeutic...

New robotic therapy helping children with cerebral palsy walk

It's a larger than life robot that's working to improve balance and gait and teach children the right way to walk. The legs are specially designed for children. It affects 8,000 babies every year...

WillWalk to raise funds for human stem cell trials for people with SCI

WillWalk, an Austin based non-profit organization has committed itself to be at the forefront of ending Paralysis. WillWalk will raise $3 million to help fund the first non-controversial human stem cell trials for people...