Tag: Spinal Cord Injury Center
The Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville has received a $64,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to expand its fitness and wellness services for people with spinal cord injuries.
According to a news release, the grant will let Frazier open a second gym for Community Fitness & Wellness on its ninth floor at 220 Abraham Flexner Way, more than doubling its capacity to serve up to 60 new members.
When he was 19, a cliff-diving accident left Dan Cummings of Hyde Park paralyzed from the neck down, and doctors told him that he’d be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Yesterday, 10 years after that diagnosis, he walked a mile.
“The years came and went, but I knew as long as I took it one day at time and gave it my all, I would walk again,” Cummings said. “I’ve come a long way,”
The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $1 million endowment from the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation to support spinal cord injury research and establish The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Laboratories.
The foundation has donated thousands of dollars to spinal cord injury research to the Medical College over the years, but this is the first time an endowment has been established, which will allow more scientific research, said Dr. Dennis Maiman, professor and chairman of neurosurgery at the Medical College.
Veterans from Illinois, Missouri and seven other states will benefit from a $236,000 donation given to the Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Injury Center by the Ameristar Casino.
The donation is the largest received by the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Injury center, according to Public Affairs Manager Marcena Gunter.
A ceremony was held Wednesday to present the donation to the VA center at the center, located at Jefferson Barracks.
Aspire – supporting people with spinal cord injury.
Madonna’s Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Program holds a belief that regardless of the level of injury
Syracuse, N.Y. — The Syracuse VA Medical Center will break ground Friday on its long-awaited six-story Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Center.
The facility will serve veterans across Upstate New York who now travel to New York City or out of state to get spinal cord care.
“This will provide the kind of service that so many of our veterans coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq need now,” said VA spokesman Gordon Sclar.
The XCell-Center has released results from a follow-up study of 115 spinal cord injury patients treated with autologous bone marrow stem cells. Overall, nearly 6o% improved following treatment.
Dusseldorf, Germany (PRWEB) October 21, 2009 — The XCell-Center has released results from a follow-up study of 115 spinal cord injury patients treated with autologous bone marrow stem cells. Overall, nearly 6o% improved following treatment.
Riding his bicycle on a hilltop near his Canandaigua home May 30, Dr. Bradford Berk didn’t see any cars coming along the narrow North Vine Valley Road.
But rounding a sharp curve, he suddenly encountered an oncoming car “quite a bit over in my side of the lane,” said Berk, speaking publicly Thursday for the first time since he suffered a spinal cord injury. Berk is still on leave from his post as chief of the University of Rochester Medical Center.
The car forced him off the pavement, said Berk. “When I got off the road, my bicycle tire blew. As I continued to pedal, I ended up going over the handlebars.”