Friday, April 16, 2021

Tag: Hope

Boys to Men: Damien’s Journey

“I jumped off the back of a boat, my chin hit the water in a weird way, and I dislocated my spine, the C4 and C5. The instant I hit the water my body just stopped working. I was looking face down at the bottom of the lake and I just couldn’t move.“

Hope For Spinal Cord Regeneration

Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severely disabling condition that can result in full or partial paralysis, as well as sensory and autonomic dysfunction. SCI has an estimated incidence of 12,000 new cases...

When a cure isn’t a cure: searching for miracles can do more damage

Modern science can offer a lot of things, but the search for a miracle cure to spinal cord injury is dangerous on many levels. It's understandable that someone who has just been given life changing...

Spinal cord injury sufferers live in hope of a medical miracle that could see...

VICTORIAN medical researchers are embarking on a range of exciting trials to improve the lives of people with quadriplegia and prevent the severity of new spinal cord injuries. Among the projects under way are: electrically...

Science sees future beyond Paralympics

PARIS - Imagine a future with no sporting events for paralysed people. A future in which there is no need, as all the would-be competitors will have been cured. This scenario, laughable just a few...

Hope Eternal

The last thing Christa Sexton remembers is the fire truck careening toward her. When she woke up, face down on the warm highway asphalt, life as she knew it had radically changed. "I remember it perfectly...

On anniversary of accident, paralyzed Severn man hopes for independence

There are moments in time that can forever alter your life. Evan Cronhardt’s life changed its course on April 10, 2008 as he was driving across an intersection near his Severn home. His Jeep...

New Hope for Reversing the Effects of Spinal Cord Injury

New Brunswick, NJ – Walking is the obvious goal for individuals who have a chronic spinal cord injury, but it is not the only one. Regaining sensation and continence control also are important goals...

Hope for spinal cord injuries

Researchers deploy "sonic hedgehog" to help repair damage EAST GREENBUSH — Researchers in the Capital Region have created microscopic beads that may help heal spinal cord injuries when injected into wounds. "For spinal cord-injured patients, there...

Enzyme and graft combo restores lung function after spinal injury

Until the last few decades, it was generally thought that damage to the spinal cord was permanent, as the nerves within our vertebrae stubbornly resist regrowing severed connections after injuries. But a number of...