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Updates and Advancements On Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries

Amanda Perla Named as Service to the Catastrophic Injury Community Award Recipient

[fa icon="calendar'] October 20, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in News

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Swope, Rodante P.A. has announced Amanda Perla as the recipient of the 2017 Fall Service to the Catastrophic Injury Community Award. 

We Congratulate Dale Swope on Receiving the Champion of Justice Award

[fa icon="calendar'] October 11, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in News

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The team at 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.

Join NextStep Orlando for the 8th Annual Walk-n-Roll-a-Thon!

[fa icon="calendar'] September 29, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, News

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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. 

Electrical Stimulation Helps Man Move Legs for the First Time in Years

[fa icon="calendar'] June 22, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Technology, News, Research, Treatment

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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.

Exciting Clinical Trial for Recent Spinal Cord Injuries

[fa icon="calendar'] June 08, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in News

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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.

Introducing the Mason Ellis Video Series to

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in News

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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.

Wings for Life World Run-May 7, 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] May 04, 2017 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in News

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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.

50 Cases of a Polo-Like Virus Reported to Be Paralyzing Children

[fa icon="calendar'] December 28, 2016 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in News, Research, Paralysis

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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.

Olympic Athlete, Paralyzed from Skiing, Looks Forward to a Cure

[fa icon="calendar'] October 25, 2016 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in News, Accidents, Paralysis

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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.

Russian Man Volunteers to Be the First Full Head Transplant

[fa icon="calendar'] September 29, 2016 / by Spinal Cord Team posted in News

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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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