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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Quadriplegic man wins gun permit to go hunting again

Resident James Cap, a quadriplegic after a spinal cord injury in 1979, was granted permission in Superior Court on Nov. 10 to obtain a permit to carry a firearm provided it is locked in...

Pushing the Brain to Find New Pathways

Until recently, scientists believed that, following a stroke, a patient had about six months to regain any lost function. After that, patients would be forced to compensate for the lost function by focusing on...

Shooting victim urges youths to ‘think first’

Wilberto "Tony" Rivera knows what it's like to have life turned upside down in a matter of seconds. One minute, he said, he was dealing drugs at age 23 on Indianapolis' Westside. The next minute,...

Spinal cord injury a staunch foe

Therese Riedel is battling back from a spinal cord injury she suffered in September 2008. SAN DIEGO – Growing up in La Mesa and playing basketball at Grossmont High, Therese Riedel spent as much time...

From service dog to SURFice dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGODurRfVv4 Ricochet's (Rip Curl Ricki's) journey from service dog training to fundraising to tandem surfing with quadriplegic surfer, Patrick Ivison. http://www.ripcurlricki.com

Adult Stem Cells Saved My Life

Imagine a tragic automobile accident that leaves a young girl a quadriplegic. Imagine a young mother of two who discovers that a disease is ravaging her body and turning her vital organs into stone....

One more miracle for Margaret

This is another in a long line of Miracles for Margaret. Margaret Romph received her FES rehabilitation bike through insurance and can now begin an integral part of her rehabilitation in the comfort of her...

Project Walk trip is step in right direction

Elkridge woman vows to return to her feet Perneita Farrar's dream is to walk again, and to do it in her beloved high heels. "One day, I'm going to walk in these shoes," she said of...

VA to break ground on $90M spinal cord injury center

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Syracuse VA Medical Center will break ground Friday on its long-awaited six-story Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Center. The facility will serve veterans across Upstate New York who now travel to New York...

Kids grant small wishes for paralyzed veterans in Palo Alto

After four years in the same bed at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, Tom Parks said he welcomes a break from the routine. All the better if the break involves fried scallops. That's what...