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Monthly Archives: May 2019

How to cope with your spinal cord injury – 8 tips for newly injured...

Published: May 15, 2019

8 do’s and don’t s on how to cope with your new spinal cord injury.

Injectable Peptide Might Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients Walk Again

Published: May 14, 2019

A systemically injectable peptide, which may make it possible to restore lost functions in spinal cord injury patients, is moving toward clinical trials in early 2020.

The treatment, which was developed by Jerry Silver, a professor of neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and advisor for NervGen Pharma, is the culmination of decades of work, and in pre-clinical studies, it has shown robust results in animal models.

Quadriplegic mother over comes the odds; reaches goals

Published: May 12, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

BENTON, Ark.-A Benton mother not letting an injury stop her from reaching her goals.

Jen Goodwin suffered a spinal cord injury from a boating accident 11 years ago.

She has her dream job and enjoying life with her son Beckham!

Off the cuff: How I fell in love with my wheelchair

Published: May 11, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Don’t ever call me ‘wheelchair bound’. My wheelchair doesn’t bind me — it liberates me

The wheelchair represents many different things, depending on the beholder’s personal experience. Many is the time I have been acutely aware that my wheelchair makes me the living embodiment of that blue symbol that adorns bathrooms and parking spaces.

I hadn’t really given wheelchairs much thought myself, until 13 years ago when I fell from a tree and sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI), causing instant and permanent paraplegia.

Quadriplegic vs. Paraplegic | What’s the difference?

Published: May 8, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Cole & Charisma put together a video explaining the difference between quadriplegia and paraplegia.

Debilitating accident doesn’t deter veterinary student

Published: May 8, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Mary Beth Davis defies odds to graduate from Oklahoma State

Nearly a decade ago, Dr. Mary Beth Davis was told she would never walk again and that her dream of being a veterinarian was over.

Defying the odds and overcoming numerous challenges, Dr. Davis wheeled herself across the stage in Gallagher-Iba Arena on May 10 to receive her DVM degree from Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Announces 100,000 Families Received One-on-One Assistance through the Paralysis...

Published: May 8, 2019

Christopher & Dana Reeve FoundationThe Paralysis Resource Center provides information, resources and grants to support the 5.4 million Americans living with paralysis

SHORT HILLS, N.J., May 8, 2019 — The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC), a free, comprehensive, national service for individuals living with paralysis and their caregivers, announced today that it has provided direct counseling and assistance to over 100,000 individuals and families since its launch in 2002.

Department of Public Health awards five grants for spinal cord injury research

Published: May 7, 2019

BOSTON (May 7, 2019) – The Department of Public Health has awarded grants in the range of $500,000 to five Massachusetts researchers to promote research into cures for spinal cord injury.

The grant funds were provided by the Massachusetts Thomas P. Kennedy Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund, authorized in 2004 by the state legislature. This year marks the third time that trust fund grants are being awarded; previous awards were given to Massachusetts researchers in 2008 and 2012.

See how thousands ran for those who can’t

Published: May 7, 2019

The sixth edition of the Wings for Life World Run was the biggest yet, as some 120 000 runners from across the globe came together to run for those who can’t. This is what went down.

Paralysis Patient Inspires Over 120,000 Participants With Walk Across Wings For Life World Run...

Published: May 5, 2019

Emotions were powerful as David Mzee of Switzerland, who has been paralyzed for years due to spinal cord injury, walked across a start line in Zug at today’s global Wings for Life World Run. And the excitement stayed high until, hours later, Ivan Motorin of Russia and his compatriot Nina Zarina claimed the men’s and women’s Global Championships with 64.37 km and 53.72 km respectively. Mzee’s milestone moment was the top highlight of the sixth annual charity event where participants of all levels raise funds to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Running simultaneously, more than 120,000 registered runners and wheelchair participants covered 1,103,276 km in 323 locations across 72 countries.

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