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Yearly Archives: 2013

Florence woman shot by husband vows, ‘I will walk again’

FLORENCE, Ky. - Alisha Waters' estranged husband tracked her down, shot her five times and then turned the gun on himself. The Aug. 6 shooting left her paralyzed. Alisha's life will never be the same, but...

Honor the legacy of my father, Christopher Reeve

He believed that all people with disabilities should be able to lead healthy and productive lives, no matter where they live. By Matthew Reeve: My father, actor Christopher Reeve, loved to travel, even after he...

Roman Reed Foundation

The Roman Reed Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the cause of cure for neurological disorders. While our immediate and overarching goal is the alleviation of spinal cord injury paralysis, we believe...

Roman Reed honored for stem cell advocacy

The World Stem Cell Summit honored five champions of stem cell research Thursday evening. They are: Philanthropists Denny Sanford and Malin Burnham; stem cell researcher/blogger/patient advocate Paul Knoepfler; medical journal publisher Mary Ann Liebert,...

Reconciling Life and Quadriplegia

Healthcare providers tend to think paralyzed people have a very low quality of life. Actual spinal cord injury survivors tend to feel differently. Earlier this month, a 32-year-old husband and father fell 16 feet from...

Quadriplegics at risk for serious sleep breathing disorder

There are over a million people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in the United States alone with an estimated 11,000 new cases every year. Furthermore, it is estimated that there are, at least, 100,000...

When facing paralysis, SPINALpedia.com offers hope

http://youtu.be/Lo6d8E6Ok8k THE STORY: Hi! I'm Britt Martin, co-founder and executive director of SPINALpedia. My dad was paralyzed in a car accident when I was 12 years old. I made this video to share why SPINALpedia...

Spinal cord injury: as many as 500,000 people suffer each year

As many as 500,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year. People with spinal cord injuries are 2 to 5 times more likely to die prematurely, with worse survival rates in low- and...

Tongue piercing lets paralysed drive wheelchairs

An experimental device is letting paralysed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewellery...

Australian scientists working on ‘bionic spinal cord’

A "bionic spinal cord" that is likely to provide movements for those who have been paralysed by spinal cord injury or stroke is being developed by Australian researchers. According to 'The Courier Mail,' the project...