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Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Doctors Said He’d Never Walk. So His Parents Took Him on a Trip...

Published: August 31, 2015

Before he was even born, Evander Conroy had a fight on his hands.

Exhibit shows stories of life with spinal cord, brain injury

Published: August 30, 2015

ENGLEWOOD – A unique photo exhibit will give people the chance to meet 12 every inspiring people who have something in common.

They live with spinal cord or brain injury.

How humans, monkeys recover from paralysis

Published: August 29, 2015

How humans monkeys recover from paralysisLondon: Humans and monkeys exhibit greater motor recovery than rats after similar spinal cord injury, new research shows.Spontaneous improvement occurs during the first six months after a spinal cord injury, allowing a hemiplegic patient to recover partial motor control.

The neuronal mechanisms underlying this extensive recovery in primates are nearly absent in laboratory rats, researchers said. “Research on rats is essential for developing regenerative therapies, but rodents show fundamental differences from primates in terms of neuronal reorganisation and functional recovery,” say researchers.

Spinal cord injury patients say “I willl walk again!”

Published: August 27, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

I willl walk againThey are devastating injuries. A fall, a sports accident and suddenly, your spinal cord is damaged. It happens 300,000 times a year in this country.

Some people give up, but many are fighting back.

After a car wreck, Kendell Hall heard from her doctors that she would never walk again. They didn’t know Kendall very well. Kendall lives independently, even owns and operates REACT Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center. That’s a restorative and non-profit gym for people living with spinal cord injuries.

Tetraplegic student completes Tough Mudder Challenge in a wheelchair he controls with his chin

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

Rob Camm enters the mudTough Mudder, which some say is ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’, is a gruelling 12 mile assault course

A student has become the world’s first tetraplegic to take part in Tough Mudder – navigating the gruelling 12-mile course in a pioneering wheelchair he controls with his chin.

Rob Camm, 21, was paralysed in a car crash two years ago which left him with no movement in his body from the neck down just a week before he was due to start university.

Stemcells, building blocks of our bodies

Published: August 23, 2015

Stem cells are the building blocksCape Town – The words “stem cell research and therapy” evoke a number of responses. In emotionally vulnerable patients, a sense of hope.

In scientists, a great deal of excitement about future prospects. In the case of legal experts and ethicists, a need to ensure that patient safety and a spirit of distributive justice are maintained. And in the minds of entrepreneurs, an opportunity to develop a profitable business.

Stem cells are the building blocks of our bodies.

A shattering crash, an online chronicle, and an unexpected twist

Published: August 21, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Jesi Stracham with her dogIn the age of social media, patients who test experimental treatments wield surprising clout.

The tweets and the selfies, the uploaded video clips, felt like a natural way for Jesi Stracham to record her halting progress as she fought to recover from a motorcycle accident that had left her paralyzed from the chest down.

She had no idea, as she tapped away at her iPhone from her hospital bed, what her bubbly posts would unleash.

Paralyzed designer creates jeans for women in wheelchairs

Published: August 19, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Heidi McKenzie Alter Ur Ego jeansMost pieces of clothing are not designed for people with disabilities. Alter Ur Ego is not one of them.

Heidi McKenzie, a T4 paraplegic woman paralyzed in a car accident in 2007 at the age of 21, has designed a collection of jeans dubbed Alter Ur Ego for people who use wheelchairs.

After participating in Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2012, McKenzie realized she was not the only woman experiencing difficulty finding fashionable yet adaptable clothing that fits a seated body.

Always Climb Higher by Jeff Pagels

Published: August 16, 2015

Always-Climb-HigherStory of the comeback from a devastating spinal cord injury in 1984 to Jeff Pagels and how he came back to be the fastest USA Nordic Disabled Skier in the world and then abandoned competition against others to just compete with himself by climbing mountains and other extreme outdoor pursuits.

Jeff Pagels received his label, disabled, in 1984 when a tree fell on him. A wheelchair user since then, he has gone on to become the USA’s most decorated cross-country skier with 5 Paralympic medals. In 1995, Jeff turned to competing with himself rather than beating up on other people. His venue is all outdoors including many of the highest places in this world.

A look inside Carissa Louise’s life after attaining a C6/C7 complete spinal cord injury

Published: August 15, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Carissa Louise from Alberta Canada shows YouTube viewers that even though she’s living life as a quadriplegic, she is still living life.

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