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Monthly Archives: February 2015

NeuroRecovery Training Institute Founder Andrea Behrman Featured in Louisville’s Courier-Journal

Published: February 27, 2015

NeuroRecovery Training Institute FounderStory Features Behrman’s Pediatric Locomotor Training Prorgram; NeuroRecovery Training Institute Offering Pediatric Locomotor Training Course in August

The NeuroRecovery Training Institute (NeuroRTI) is proud to announce that founder, Dr. Andrea Behrman, PhD, PT, FAPTA, University of Louisville Department of Neurological Surgery Professor, and Co-Director of the Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network, was recently featured alongside patient Kyle Bartolini

‘I will fight this fight’: Highland mayor hopes to walk again after spinal-cord injury

Published: February 25, 2015

uKfTw.AuSt.98Highland Mayor Joe Michaelis recalls hitting each step.

“It seemed like the fall lasted forever,” Michaelis said of falling down the basement stairs of his home on Jan. 25. “When I hit the bottom of the stairs, I knew I was in deep trouble, because I had no feeling.”

Michaelis’ wife, Ethel, heard him fall and immediately called 911. The Highland Fire Department was at their house on Sunflower Drive in about five minutes.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Receives $300,000 Grant for Spinal Cord Injury Medical Home

Published: February 25, 2015

Craig-H-Neilsen-FoundationAwarded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, this grant supports the creation of a Specialized Medical Home, providing proactive support for, and improving the quality of life of, persons with spinal cord injury.

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has awarded Magee Rehabilitation Hospital a grant of $300,000 to support the creation of The Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Medical Home at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.

Spinal cord injury and SSD benefits

Published: February 25, 2015

Spinal cord injury and SSD benefitsBetween 12,000 and 20,000 people will sustain spinal cord injuries this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another 200,000 people, including many Chicago residents, already live with these injuries. While recovery is possible after some spinal cord injuries, severe injuries may cause paralysis and other permanent complications. If a spinal cord injury significantly restricts a person’s daily functioning and ability to work, the victim may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

New wheel design for manual wheelchairs eases physical strain for users

Published: February 24, 2015

Rowheels Rev1 Wheelchair wheelsRev1 wheels reduce the risk of injury for manual wheelchair users

After fracturing his leg and learning how difficult it was to maneuver a traditional wheelchair, Rimas Buinevicius formed a partnership with Rowheels to reinvent the design of the wheel.

With injuries mounting for manual wheelchair users, the Fitchburg-based company is looking to ease the ailments.

Jablonski Moving Forward, Three Years after Spinal Cord Injury

Published: February 23, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

LOS ANGELES, CA (KSTP) Jack Jablonski isn’t letting a life-altering spinal cord injury get in the way of achieving his dreams.

‘An amazing example for all of us’

Published: February 23, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Romy CamargoOnce a Green Beret, always a Green Beret.

On Friday, Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Romulo “Romy” Camargo will retire after 20 years of active duty. He’ll have his ceremony at the 7th Special Forces Group compound, surrounded by his family and friends and fellow Green Berets.

Most of the first 13 years of his career were spent in special operations, where he earned a reputation as a gung-ho soldier.

Despite being paralyzed by a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan in 2008, Camargo has spent the last six years on active duty, counseling other wounded warriors.

Darrell Gwynn ‘comes Home’ As He Joins The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis

Published: February 21, 2015

Marc Buoniconti Richard Petty Darrell GwynnThe Hall of Fame Drag Racer will unite with Marc Buoniconti to help find a cure for paralysis and help those living with paralysis have an improved quality of life

Nearing the 25th anniversary of both his last National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) win and the accident that left him paralyzed, Hall of Fame Drag Racer Darrell Gwynn announced today that he will begin a new chapter in his journey to support those living with paralysis. Gwynn will officially become the Director of The Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.

Imagine Me Project Sue Murray with people with spinal cord injury

Published: February 20, 2015

Imagine Me Project Sue Murray working on a creative photographic project with people living with spinal cord injury

Stone’s will: Quadriplegic inspires Cayuse students

Published: February 20, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Joe StoneJoe Stone has used a wheelchair for four and a half years.

In that time the 29-year-old Missoula resident has become the first known quadriplegic to attempt the Ironman Triatholon, biked Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park and established the Joe Stone Foundation to help others with disabilities get active in the outdoors.

Stone shared his story with students at Cayuse Prairie School on Friday. He opened with a video of himself doing in-line skating stunts before an accident left him paralyzed. Then he showed all the falls.

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