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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Published: September 3, 2013

Christopher Reeve's Empty WheelchairBold Window Display Unveiled in Rockefeller Center Plaza Features Christopher Reeve’s Empty Wheelchair Symbol of Christopher’s Dream that Millions May Walk Again

Short Hills, NJ (September 3, 2013) – The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to finding cures and treatments for spinal cord injury and improving quality of life for people living with paralysis, unveiled a 115-square foot display window today at 10 Rockefeller Plaza. The window space, which was donated by EHE International, will prominently feature Christopher Reeve’s wheelchair throughout September, which is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month, to help generate awareness of spinal cord injury and paralysis and inspire and galvanize passersby to support the Reeve Foundation’s work.

BIDMC awarded NIH grant to study new treatment for spinal cord injuries

Published: September 3, 2013

Noninvasive therapy combines combines transcranial magnetic stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation to activate weakened muscles

BOSTON — Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the use of a new noninvasive neurophysiologic intervention for the treatment of patients with spinal cord injuries.

Wounded veterans hit the beach

Published: September 3, 2013

Geoff Krill Hit the BeachInjured warriors catch a wave — and support

HAMPTON BEACH — As a cheering, whistling and hooting crowd watched intently, Greg Major, 49, went surfing for the first time Friday.

It took the help of four volunteers at Hampton’s North Beach to lift Major out of his camouflaged wheelchair that was outfitted with tank-like treads to navigate the beach, and more than a dozen others to help him get safely on the surfboard and catch some waves.

But he did it, thrilling the Hit the Beach volunteers and onlookers by riding more than a few waves into shore

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