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Tag: SCI Awareness

Wheelchair basketball tournament in Winston-Salem helps raise awareness

Published: March 8, 2015

Wheelchair basketball tournament in Winston-SalemMembers of the Winston-Salem Triad Trackers wheelchair basketball team raced up and down the court Sunday against the Augusta Bulldogs, wheelchairs knocking together as they vied for the ball and executed plays.

The Triad Trackers won that game to finish seventh in the Carolinas Wheelchair Basketball Conference tournament.

The team may not have won the championship, but it improved on last year’s finish and had the coveted role of tournament host, an opportunity players hoped would raise local awareness of the league.

Texas woman paralyzed from waist down after trampoline accident

Published: December 19, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

trampoline park accidentWhen Grace Quiroz signed a liability waiver at a Dallas, Tex. area trampoline about three weeks ago, she didn’t think much of it. But, little did she know, she was signing away her right to receive financial help in the event of an injury, reported.

Ever since Nov. 29, when Quiroz went to North Dallas Jumpstreet indoor trampoline park with her husband to celebrate their son Matthew’s seventh birthday, she has been paralyzed from the waist down. Quiroz said she injured herself when she was jumping, did a little flip and fell hard on her neck.

Three-year-old Evander Conroy stars in a new educational book as part of Spinal Injuries...

Published: November 12, 2014

Three-year-old Evander ConroyWHEN three-year-old Evander Conroy starts preschool in the New Year he will enter armed with a children’s storybook — all about him.

Evander, from Hunters Hill, is the subject of a new educational book about spinal cord injuries which was launched as part of Spinal Injury Awareness Week.

It tells the story of Evander sitting in a park with his mum having an ice cream when some superheroes from outer space arrive to take him on a journey of discovery about his unique situation.

Spinal injuries change people’s lives every day

Published: November 10, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

SCI Awareness Week David ConwayFOR Mackay man David Conway, Spinal Injury Awareness Week is about alerting people to the fact accidents can happen to anyone.

The nationwide awareness week started yesterday.

“Spinal injuries happen every day,” Mr Conway said.

“Becoming paralysed can happen so easily.”

Statistics show one person in Australia will have a spinal cord injury every day.

Mr Conway’s life was changed forever when he was injured in a sporting accident when he was 20.

Published: November 9, 2014

Every day in Australia someone’s life changes in an instant due to a spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week (9 – 15 November 2014) is a national campaign highlighting spinal cord injury in the community. The week is relevant not only to people living with spinal cord injuries, their families and friends; but the broader community, venues and business.

Learn about Spina Bifida

Published: October 5, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Spina Bifida Association 2014October is National Spina Bifida Awareness Month, a time to educate the public about the most common permanently disabling birth defect while celebrating the lives of the more than 166,000 Americans affected.

One out of every 1,000 newborns in the United States is born with spina bifida.

KC man doesn’t allow spinal cord injury to hinder him from having a normal...

Published: September 25, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

adam laneKANSAS CITY, Mo. — September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. About 200,000 people in the United States are affected, including metro man Adam Lane.

Ever since a motorcycle accident seven years ago, Lane has had to learn how to navigate life on another set of wheels. When he’s not driving, Lane is rolling. It’s a skill he learned after his accident.

“The bike threw me and I went head first into a 4×4 sign post,” he explained.

Published: September 4, 2014

This website is designed to provide information about spinal cord injury to patients and their families.

National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month 2014

Published: September 2, 2014

September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness MonthU.S. Senate Resolution 533 designates September 2014 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.

“…every 48 minutes a person will become paralyzed, underscoring the urgent need to develop new neuroprotection, pharmacological, and regeneration treatments to reduce, prevent, and reverse paralysis…”

U.S. Senate Recognizes September As “National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month” – Designation Builds Support for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis…

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Raising Awareness And Millions

Published: August 26, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeUnless you live under a rock (or aren’t on Facebook or Twitter), you’ve probably heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Yes, all those people bombing your newsfeed by posting videos of themselves getting a bucket of ice water dumped on them are actually doing it for a specific charitable and good cause. 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a gradual neurodegenerative disease that affects brain and spinal cord nerve cells. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons from the brain to the spinal cord and the spinal cord to the body’s muscles ultimately lead to the neurons dying.