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3 Kids Who Suffered Spinal Cord Injuries and Became Inspirations

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2017 3:59:01 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Survivor Stories, Recovery and Care, SCI

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In 2009, it was found that the most common ages for spinal cord injuries range between 16 and 30. However, no matter what age the person is when the injury happens, an SCI causes a life to change significantly. It is understandable that this will bring about feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, and helplessness when it comes to the future. When such a thing happens to someone so young, how are we supposed to continue to see the light at the end of the tunnel?

5 Inspirational Documentaries: Life After SCI

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 24, 2017 1:13:24 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Injury Support, Survivor Stories, Recovery and Care

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As much as friends and family may try to relate, the aftermath of a spinal cord injury is something that only those who are living through can truly understand. Yet, following the emergence of such a severe medical condition, you may find yourself craving some way of seeing your struggle reflected back to you. There’s a real sense of community among those who have grappled with spinal cord injuries, and thankfully, many patients who are currently facing the very same questions that you are now have opened their hearts and fired up their computers to document their journeys.

How a Sleeve and a Computer Chip Led to a Spinal Cord Injury Breakthrough

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2017 2:25:24 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Survivor Stories, Technology, Research

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A chip implanted into the brain of a spinal cord injury survivor now enables him to play Guitar Hero. The future is now when it comes to spinal cord injury research. With new breakthroughs every year, it’s possible we may see a cure for spinal cord injuries in the next few decades.

For Ian Burkhart, an implanted chip has proven life-changing. The same might one day be the case for many more SCI survivors.

Proof that Paralysis in Children is Not a Story Ending Scenario

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 9, 2017 1:12:03 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Injury Support, Survivor Stories, Recovery and Care

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For patients suffering from paralysis, hope may often seem dim, but for children facing some form of paralysis, the physical and emotional toll of the condition can weigh even heavier. No matter the cause of the resulting trauma, paralysis in children requires special attention and care to keep these young patients firmly on the road toward recovery.

First Paralyzed Man Treated With Stem Cells Has Regained Movement

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2017 4:00:05 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Survivor Stories, Research, Science

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Scientists have begun using stem cell injections to treat those who have been paralyzed in accidents resulting in a spinal cord injury. In March 2016, Kristopher Boesen (Kris) was in a car accident that paralyzed him from the neck down. After the accident, Kris had difficulty breathing on his own due to his injuries and was told he may never be able to regain control of his limbs again.

Best Blogs By Spinal Cord Injury Survivors

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 3, 2017 10:53:04 AM / by Robert Yaniz Jr. posted in Injury Support, Survivor Stories, SCI

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Most families and individuals have been fortunate enough to never have personally encountered a spinal cord injury (SCI), but for the thousands affected each year, an SCI is among the most devastating life events one can experience. Life is often never the same again after such an incident. So it falls to a patient’s family and friends to offer support and help him or her remain steadily on the difficult road to recovery and rehabilitation.

Surfer Paralyzed from Neck Injury Learning to Walk Again

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 19, 2017 4:57:04 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Survivor Stories, Accidents

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Those who participate in high-impact sports are the most likely to suffer from cervical fractures (a broken neck). In the US, “the overall incidence of cervical spine fracture without spinal cord injury is 3.0%.” There are a number of health complications that can follow an injury to the neck, and those who are able to walk again after it occurs are very lucky.

3 Inspirational Spinal Cord Recovery Stories

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2016 12:48:38 PM / by Robert Yaniz Jr. posted in Survivor Stories

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A spinal cord injury can be one of the most harrowing experiences an individual is forced to endure, but even such a devastating incident doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. Spinal cord damage can certainly change the course of your life, leaving you to adapt to a new lifestyle.

However, there is still cause to keep hope alive. After all, many of those in a similar situation have seen significant improvement over time, and every day brings with it new possibilities.

Boy's Life Saved by Nurse After Internal Decapitation from a Car Accident

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 15, 2016 3:41:08 PM / by Bianca Chadda posted in Survivor Stories, News, Accidents, Car Accidents

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A young boy has survived a catastrophic road traffic accident which left him with potentially fatal injuries.

Beyond Surviving SCI: Joseph Groh's Return to an Unfamiliar Life

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2016 11:31:59 AM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Survivor Stories, Rehabilitation

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Joseph Groh, a spinal cord injury survivor with a dogged commitment to helping others, never thought he would transition from the two wheels of his bike to the four years of his wheelchair. Where many spinal cord injury survivors might see nothing but hopelessness and frustration, Joe has always treated his life-changing injury as just another new life path.

The Joseph Groh Foundation, which Joe and his wife started just a few short months after Joe broke his neck, instructs catastrophic injury survivors to “Never look back. Never give up. Remain positive.” Joe hopes his story will inspire others to embrace those lofty goals.

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