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Monthly Archives: August 2013

180 Medical Announces 2013 Scholarship Recipients

Published: August 28, 2013

180-Medical-Logo180 Medical recently announced the 2013 recipients of the 180 Medical Scholarships, developed to honor young adults with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder who pursue goals of higher education. A $1,000 college scholarship has been given to five students attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full time in the fall.

Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) 180 Medical is honored to offer a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder.

Push to Walk to Attend Working 2 Walk Symposium

Published: August 27, 2013

2013 Working 2 Walk SymposiumPush to Walk staff will attend and sponsor the Working 2 Walk Science & Advocacy Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts on September 27 and 28, 2013 hosted by Unite to Fight Paralysis.

Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) Push to Walk will be in attendance at Working 2 Walk for the organization’s fourth consecutive year. This is the first year where all training staff will be present due to the proximity of the conference. The non-profit promotes furthering education opportunities among its employees and is eager to have its trainers return with a plethora of new information.

Novel stimulation therapy brings cure for spinal cord injuries closer to reality

Published: August 26, 2013

hospitalWashington, August 26 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new technique called Biphasic Electrical stimulation (BES), a non-chemical procedure, that they believe can be used for spinal cord injury patients in the future.

Transplantation of Stem Cells is a potential clinical therapy for repair and regeneration of injured spinal cord, and brings new hope for patients. However, the survival rate of transplanted cells is relatively low as the cells are particularly vulnerable to apoptosis in the spinal cord.

Foundation keeps memories alive of casino founder who excelled after accident

Published: August 25, 2013

Craig-H-NeilsenCraig Neilsen spent parts of three decades building Ameristar Casinos, Inc., the majority of which was accomplished after he was rendered a quadriplegic in a 1985 car accident.

Yet, the creation of a multibillion-dollar hotel-casino corporation will be just part of his legacy.

Neilsen, founder, chairman and CEO of Ameristar, died at age 65 in 2006.

Three years earlier, he established the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. The philanthropic organization is dedicated to funding programs supporting spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation.

Blind Adventurer Pushes New Frontier of Science

Published: August 23, 2013

The-Mark-Pollock-TrustMark Pollock: stepping forward for those with spinal injuries

Technology is playing a huge part in increasing Irishman Marks Pollock’s chances of recovery from paralysis. Visiting him at his home in Dublin recently, he made what I can only describe as a spectacular entrance, when a section of the ceiling in his living room opened and he descended into the room from a lift above to greet me.

Bride-to-be perseveres to walk down aisle after spinal-cord injury

Published: August 22, 2013 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Alissa Boyle shows her wedding invitationJust like any other bride, Alissa Boyle finds herself immersed in

wedding plans leading up to her Sept. 7 exchange of vows with Nathan Grimes at Lisbon Trinity Friends Church.

And just like most brides, Boyle envisions walking down the aisle with her father, Jim, while her mother, Lori, and family and friends watch.

But Boyle’s preparation is unlike other brides. She spends hours in physical therapy and exercising at home to make that vision a reality. She was injured in an accident Feb. 20, 2012, that damaged her spinal cord. She and a friend had stopped to assist at a car accident but ended up being hurt themselves.

Adaptive Innovation

Published: August 22, 2013
Adaptive Innovation
Adaptive Innovation

Adaptive Innovation is a social enterprise that creates unique equipment for people with a disability.

Our focus is on improving quality of life, by designing and manufacturing innovative solutions that result in increased independence, offer a social, recreational or creative outlet, and which make life more fun.

Motorised Mouth Painting Easel

Published: August 20, 2013 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Adaptive Innovation’s motorised mouth painting easel allows someone with a disability such as quadriplegia to paint independently

Robotic exoskeleton helps some patients walk again

Published: August 18, 2013

Heather Leighton Walking with New DeviceSALT LAKE CITY – Technology is helping a few people who are paralyzed walk again, and a young woman from Utah is among the first to use the new ReWalk Exoskeleton.

Heather Leighton broke her back while cliff diving at Echo Reservoir on August 14, 2011.

“I hit the water expecting it to kind of hurt, I felt like I got the wind knocked out of me,” she said.

Leighton wasn’t able to walk after the accident, until she began using a ReWalk Exoskeleton.

Young man breaks spine, takes recovery one day at a time

Published: August 15, 2013 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Kystal and Auh Tuan NguyenHis doctor can’t say yet if he’ll ever walk again, but 26-year-old Anh Tuan Nguyen doesn’t worry about the future. After falling more than 20 feet from a ladder and seriously injuring his spine two months ago, he just takes things one day at a time.

“It’s changed my life a bit,” Nguyen said thoughtfully, looking at his six-month-old daughter playing on the rug in front of him, “But not too bad.”