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Yearly Archives: 2012

All-terrain wheelchairs allow access to the outdoors

MADISON — A rare genetic disease may have taken away Kurt Johnston’s ability to hike through the rugged fields and forests of northern Wisconsin. But thanks to some new technology, it hasn’t kept him...

Questions About Stem Cell Therapy?

Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when the spinal cord becomes damaged, most commonly, when motor vehicle accidents, falls, acts of violence, or sporting accidents fracture vertebrae and crush or transect the spinal cord. Damage to...

Systemic hypothermia in acute cervical spinal cord injury: a case-controlled study

Systemic hypothermia remains a promising neuroprotective strategy. There has been recent interest in its use in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). In this article, we describe our extended single center experience using intravascular...

Endless Ability Jeans

Endless Ability Jeans - Adaptive/Modified Clothing for Spinal Cord Injury/Disabled Wheel Chair Users Endless Ability Jeans are a brand of jean catered to those who use wheel chairs. With a high-rise rear for full coverage,...

‘The Movement’ Toward Spinal Cord Injury Repair

Each year, more than 12,000 people — usually young adults — experience a serious spinal cord injury. But it is possible to rise above paralysis. Competing as an NCAA ski racer down a fast slope...

Best Friends Paralyzed Little More Than Two Years Apart

Alan Brown had just wrapped up a fundraiser for his high school best friend, Danny Heumann, who had been paralyzed after he broke his back in a car accident. "We were 18 years old, ready...

Spinal Cord Injuries & Incontinence

This week’s Wee Answer Wednesday will be squarely focused on incontinence after a spinal cord injury. In the immediate aftermath of a spinal cord injury, there’s a lot to take in. Your life has...

Sports Illustrated Honors Kelly Brush Davisson as an “Athlete Who Cares”

Kelly Brush Davisson, founder of the Kelly Brush Foundation, has been selected as one of 10 Athletes Who Care by Sports Illustrated magazine. Davisson, 26, started her foundation after sustaining a spinal cord injury...

Paralyzed but Determined to Walk, and to Help Others Too

Walking With Anthony helps those with spinal cord injuries Nearly three years ago, Anthony Purcell thought he was dying. He dove into the Florida surf and didn't come back up. He couldn't move at all. His...