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‘The Movement’ Toward Spinal Cord Injury Repair

Published: December 17, 2012

kelly-brush-skiing-articleEach year, more than 12,000 people — usually young adults — experience a serious spinal cord injury. But it is possible to rise above paralysis.

Competing as an NCAA ski racer down a fast slope in Massachusetts, Kelly Brush hit an icy patch, catapulted off the trail, and hit a lift tower stanchion that fractured her spine, four ribs, and a vertebra in her neck. She also had a collapsed lung. After 10 hours of surgery, Brush found herself alive, but paralyzed from the chest down in Feb. 2006.