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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Department of Defense Awards $2 million to Spinal Cord Injury Research

SHORT HILLS, NJ -- (May 28, 2013) -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Capstone National Partners are pleased to announce a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Defense (DOD)...

Stem Cell Injections Improve Spinal Injuries in Rats

An international team led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reports that a single injection of human neural stem cells produced neuronal regeneration and improvement of function and...

Wheelchair challenge helps raise awareness

OTTAWA — Brampton West MP Kyle Seeback was one of more than two dozen federal politicians who participated in the 6th Annual Chair-Leaders Campaign Friday. The fundraising campaign, organized by Spinal Cord Injury Canada, is...

‘I hope I can walk again’

Paralyzed man says he chooses to have more good days than bad NORTH ANDOVER — The past two years has been a tough road for Chris Boshar. He was paralyzed below his shoulders and confined to...

Five things they don’t tell you in rehab

Writing, cooking, buttoning buttons and the always fun balloon toss — we learn and do a lot in rehab after a debilitating injury. They try to squeeze in as much as possible (which isn't...

Adapting to life with a spinal cord injury

Life without pain would be "incredible", says 24-year-old Justin Levene from London. "It would be nice to have a bit of variety." Three years ago, two days before his 21st birthday, Justin coughed and then collapsed...

Hannah pens her inspirational memoirs

WHEN Hannah Rose was left paralysed in 1999 after a virus damaged her spine, she knew life would never be the same. But now the 29-year-old has proved an inspiration with the release of her...

Bad choices can change lives forever

In April 2007, Amanda left a prom after-party with a friend who had been drinking. On the way home, the driver crashed into a ditch. Amanda's spinal cord was injured, and she was paralyzed from...

Paralympian turns politician

Michelle Stilwell one of three B.C. MLAs with a physical disability In much the way she views her wheelchair racing career - she is an athlete with a disability, not a disabled athlete - Michelle...

United Spinal And The Buoniconti Fund Team Up To Improve Peer Support For People...

NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association and The Buoniconti Fund today announced their plans to create a coordinated national network of peer support groups called the "Spinal Network" that will...