Monday, May 25, 2020

Tag: Get Up Stand Up

‘What I can do, not can’t do’

Published: October 4, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Four years after life-changing accident, he’s back in the race

Jake Anderson is a competitor. A captain of the Chanhassen boys hockey team in 2011-12, he scored 10 goals, helping the Storm to its best finish in program history with 20 wins.

Sitting on the sidelines, or bench in hockey terms, has never been Anderson’s thing.

He wants to be a part of the action.

Father fights for state support for paralysis research

Published: April 29, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Matthew Rodreick and his son, Gabe, work out in space dedicated to Gabe's physical therapy behind his Minneapolis home on Tuesday. "It's kind of a weird coincidence, but it's normal to me now," Gabe said about his injury. Both Gabe and his father have been campaigning for the last five years and believes it is "time for us to win something."

After an injury paralyzed his son, Matthew Rodreick has spent years advocating for funding to research spinal cord injuries.

Matthew Rodreick hasn’t cut or combed his hair in over six years.

After his son became paralyzed, Rodreick vowed not to maintain his hair until his son is out of his wheelchair. His long, gray dreadlocks now reach the lower part of his back.

Get Up Stand Up for a cure for SCI

Published: February 22, 2012

Get Up Stand Up…to raise money, raise awareness and raise the voices of the spinal cord injury community for a cure…so they can Get Up and Stay Up

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