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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Paralyzed Veterans of America Launches New Website Documenting Air Travel Experiences of People with...

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Air Carrier Access Act, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) has launched a new website where individuals with disabilities can share their air travel experiences,...

Controlling Immune Response in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

The immune system of spinal cord injury patients can be controlled using a family of therapeutic stem cells, according to findings published in Scientific Reports. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University studied the therapeutic stem...

A Life Repurposed

Ryan Atkins was on path to graduate from UC when a devastating 2009 car accident left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. Six years later, he completes the journey. THAT FALL PROMISED TO BE HIS...

One Small Step

A paraplegic undergoes pioneering surgery. When a spinal cord is damaged, location is destiny: the higher the injury, the more severe the effects. The spine has thirty-three vertebrae, which are divided into five regions—the coccygeal,...

Severed spinal cord no barrier for former rodeo rider

IN THE final minutes of 2003 at a New Year’s Eve rodeo at Townsville’s Black River, Steven Elliott bucked off a bronc called Spaghetti Western and partly severed his spinal cord. He welcomed New Year...

“My everyday life is not ‘legendary’, any more than yours is” -Tim Rushby-Smith

Why should taking my kids to the beach be a source of inspiration? There’s so much more we could talk about than the fact I’ve left the house. I was on the beach with my...

Stem cell treatment could help paralyzed patients move

Louis Tontodonato's hopes and dreams may well lie in a virtual coin flip, a digital roll of the dice. Paralyzed from the neck down, the 20-year-old Naples, Fla., man has enrolled in the first clinical...

Long-term change in respiratory function following spinal cord injury

Study design: Retrospective study. Objectives: To model the effect of time since injury on longitudinal respiratory function measures in spinal cord injured-individuals and to investigate the effect of patient characteristics. Setting: A total of 173 people...

Breaking Bad: Dozens Of Tourists Suffer Spinal Cord Injuries

Too many people are ignoring or simply not understanding the warning signs posted at many public beaches. Just hours after starting his Hawaii vacation, Todd Duitsman was paralyzed from the neck down. Duitsman and his family...

Spinal Cord patient reacts to stem cell breakthrough

WESTLAKE, Ohio --  Cutting edge research being developed in Cleveland could have significant impact on people who've suffered spinal cord damage. In July of 2009, Scott Fedor dove off a dock and damaged his spinal cord....