Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tag: Hope

Geoffrey Craigie

‘There’s definitely hope,’ Muskegon man receives rare stem cell therapy

Geoffrey Craigie, 29, suffered a traumatic spine injury on New Year's Eve in 2017 that paralyzed him from the neck down. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Nobody knows exactly what happened on New Year's Eve...

UCLA scientist gives couple hope while searching for a cure for paralysis

Mark Pollock, Simone George tell their remarkable life story in new TED talk If you think listening to a paralyzed, blind man discuss his life does not sound uplifting, meet Mark Pollock. Social psychologist Amy...

Twenty years after paralyzing fall, Tasha Schuh’s life is an open book

Tasha Schuh is used to getting embarrassing questions about her sex life. Schuh, paralyzed from the chest down since she fell through a stage trap door in 1997 during a rehearsal for her high school...

Scientists May Have Discovered How Spinal Injuries Are Repaired On a Cellular Level

Scientists have learned more about how a new surgical technique works to reconnect the spinal cord with sensory neurons after traumatic spinal injuries. A rat study suggests that this procedure encourages new growth from...

Ed Jackson: Dragons rugby player on his battle to walk again

Saturday, 8 April, 2017 was the day that changed the life of rugby player Ed Jackson forever. The Dragons number eight had just finished lunch at a family barbecue near Bath. But one "freak" moment later...

Swimmer determined to help others after injury left him paralyzed

SONOMA, Calif. (KGO) -- ABC7 is recognizing a swimmer who is determined to help others after a spinal cord injury left him paralyzed. There are those days that will change your life forever. For Theo...

Man makes impressive recovery after near-fatal crash

Five years of pain can wear anyone down. Ask Josh Heine, and he'll tell you healing often takes longer than expected. After a near-fatal car crash in 2007, the 28-year-old Paducah native was left with...
Professor Alan Mackay-Sim

The future of stem cells: tackling hype versus hope

Controversy surrounds the link between Australian of the Year Alan Mackay Sim’s research and a Polish team who restored mobility for a paraplegic man. For many people suffering from disabling conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease,...

Woman With Quadriplegia Urges Hollywood To Be More Hopeful

This story contains spoilers for the film “Me Before You.” MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Wisconsin woman is getting a lot of attention for a blog post she wrote criticizing Hollywood’s portrayal of people who are...

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...