Swope, Rodante P.A. has announced Amanda Perla as the recipient of the 2017 Fall Service to the Catastrophic Injury Community Award.
The team at SpinalCord.com would like to take a moment to thank Dale Swope a managing partner of our sponsor Swope, Rodante P.A., for his advocacy for our community-- it is nothing short of extraordinary.
A little while ago, we wrote an article about NextStep Orlando, an activity-based therapy center founded by Liza Riedel after her daughter, Amanda, suffered a spinal cord injury at the C6 vertebra in a car accident. The injury left Amanda, an aspiring competitive dancer, a quadriplegic.
Published in a recent issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mayo Clinic, in collaboration with researchers from UCLA, conducted a study with a patient that enabled the voluntary movement in his legs for the first time in years.
A Phase 1/2a Dose Escalation Study of AST-OPC1 in Subjects with Subacute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury, otherwise known as the SciStar study is an ongoing clinical trial evaluating the safety of “three sequential escalating” doses of AST-OPC1—oligodendrocyte progenitor cells derived from embryonic stem cells—for individuals who have recently experienced a complete or incomplete cervical spinal cord injury.
Mason Ellis suffered a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and other injuries in a vehicle accident on January 19, 2015. After being released from rehab and returning home, he realized that he couldn’t do anything that he was able to do before his injuries.
The annual Wings for Life World Run is being held this Sunday, May 7, 2017 and spots are filling up fast. This race might sound like any other race, but what makes the Wings for Life World Run unique is the scale of participation.
People race with each other from all across the globe- regardless of the weather or separation of time zones- starting at the 11:00 AM UTC.
This year at least 50 people have been affected by a severe illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), which doctors are saying closely resembles polio. The majority of those affected have been children who all initially came down with a fever and respiratory illness. After 5-7 days, they developed pain in some or all of their limbs and eventually weakness, resulting in immobility.
Ever since Nick Fairall was 6 years old, he dreamed of being catapulted into the air and soaring through the sky like an eagle. There is no denying that every little kid wishes they can fly, but eventually they learn to accept the reality of gravity; the realization that feet were meant to remain on the ground.
According to CBS News, a Russian Man named Valery Spiridonov has volunteered to be the first full head transplant. Is this crack pot science, or is the dawn of a new age in transplantation? That appears to be the question on the minds of many people in the medical community. What is it, though, that has so many people riled up about something that could be positively revolutionary?
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