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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Awards 74 Nonprofit Organizations Quality of Life Grants

Short Hills, N.J. - (July 11, 2013) The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced it has awarded over $500,000 in Quality of Life Grants to 74 nonprofit organizations in the United States. Grants requests...

Austin Spinal Cord Injury Patient Pays It Forward

AUSTIN -- It can happen in the blink of an eye and change your life forever. Dealing with the physical, emotional and financial effects of a spinal cord injury can be difficult for many...

Spinal Cord injury therapies and medical situation in China

China will probably have 1 million people with spinal cord injury in 2020 (80,000 per year). One third of the spinal cord injury people in the world. The US has about 10,000 spinal cord...

Big Hand For A Big Ride

A team of tetraplegics epic hand-cycle quest to the roof of the world and back is due to be completed today. The team of cyclists, including three Kiwi tetraplegics, on hand-cycles led by CatWalk Trust...

Spinal injury did not stop fitness passion

A fitness fanatic confined to a wheelchair "wanted to inspire people with disabilities" A FORMER City worker from Cobham confined to a wheelchair after a car accident almost 10 years ago has become one of...

Wheelchair user Tony Stephenson explains about his life in the aftermath of contracting TB...

Tony Stephenson became a wheelchair user at the age of 25 after contracting TB meningitis. He tells Health Correspondent Julia McWatt how he’s using his experiences to help others When Tony Stephenson became extremely unwell...

Vic surgery hope for quadriplegics

A hasty beach dive on Australia Day last year left Jim Anderson a quadriplegic. "I didn't do a very good shallow dive. Went in too straight and just hit the bottom," the 23-year-old Victorian explains. "It...

Irreversible tissue loss can occur quickly after spinal cord injury

Degenerative tissue loss resulting from a spinal cord injury was shown to develop in the spinal cord and brain as early as 40 days after the injury, according to a study published in The...

Technology, trends, and the future for people with spinal cord injury

Technology is one of the most powerful tools that can be provided to people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). It is widely accepted among user and clinical communities that wheelchairs can be tremendously empowering...