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Yearly Archives: 2012

Paralyzed woman takes her story ‘Beyond the Outhouse’

ORONOCO – As Laurie Reese tells the story of how she broke her back, the natural instinct is to wait for the punchline. “… and the outhouse fell on me.” It’s not the punchline, though; it’s...

Catastrophic health insurance: can you pay the price?

The average expense of a spinal cord injury in the first year is $1,023,924. Could a Guilford College football player’s family afford such an expense? Catastrophic insurance is a policy which covers expenses when a...

Stronger every day: Brian Keefer of ‘Extreme Makeover’ is gaining mobility after a paralyzing...

"It’s a personal choice to be in a good mood or a bad mood, and I choose to be in a good mood." - Brian Keefer It’s been more than four years since Brian Keefer...

Magnet Device Aids in Spinal Cord Injury

Precisely timed nerve stimulation in patients with spinal cord injuries improved their ability to use their hands, at least temporarily, researchers reported. The non-invasive process increased the amount of force patients could exert with a...

World’s 1st Human Embryonic Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injury – Katie Sharify’s...

Katie Sharify was one of five people with spinal cord injuries to participate in the world's first clinical trial testing human embryonic stem cells.

Doug Smith: The rebound of a lifetime

Doug Smith was one of the best hockey prospects ever to emerge from Ottawa. He was taken second overall in the 1981 NHL draft, but his pro career was turbulent and ended in tragedy...

Taking Steps

Sometimes my sister forgets that she can’t walk. Or that she can’t stand without help. Like when the curtain went down on the recent Rock of Ages musical and everyone in the Jubilee Auditorium...

Revolutionary Stem Cell Treatment Repairs Spinal Cord Injuries In Paralyzed Dogs

Scientists have used a special cell to regenerate damaged parts of dogs' spines. Researchers are cautiously excited about these results which could potentially have a future role in the treatment of human patients with...

Spinal-injury patients yearn for local rehab

Special care requires out-of-town trip Tony Nickolite was 26 when his life changed forever. The Sylvania Township man was living on his own in Nebraska, going to school, working, and helping raise a young daughter when...

Mobility SVM

Full Size Wheelchair Truck Conversions Mobility SVM, formerly known as GoShichi, was founded in 2009 on the premise that although a person might need to utilize a wheelchair, many individuals still want the freedom and...