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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Quadriplegic fighters will face off in Lacey to raise money for Mount Adams climb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0noy2_tkyTI In a garage on Olympia’s west side, two fighters sit side by side in powered wheelchairs, then let the punches fly. Simon Calcavecchia takes a right hook to the head. He dodges another. The fighters...

Paralyzed Cyclist Takes the Ride of His Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX_hn3Xf90g Martyn Ashton wants to inspire others In 2013, stunt cyclist Martyn Ashton, a former world champion mountain biker, crashed during a cycling event and was left paralyzed from the waist down. Recently, with the help...

Think first to help prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries

Billy Roussel is a risk taker. Always has been. So when he saw a platform high in a tree with a cable over the waters of Lake Bistineau while fishing with 12-year-old son Seth, he...

Researchers discovers ways to regenerate corticospinal tract axons

Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have found a way to stimulate the growth of axons, which may spell the dawn of a new beginning on chronic SCI treatments. Chronic...

High-tech equipment, good attitude help after spinal cord injury

Standing in one place is exercise for Frank Muegge, 57. “I stand for an hour a day to prevent bone problems like osteoporosis.” Muegge is paralyzed from the armpits down, the result of a car...