This is the only acute care rehab facility at a primary trauma centre in Sri Lanka. With low resources, awareness and 1800 injuries annually we need your help. Continue Reading »
Articles Tagged: Fundraising
Alan Brown had just wrapped up a fundraiser for his high school best friend, Danny Heumann, who had been paralyzed after he broke his back in a car accident.
“We were 18 years old, ready to live life,” said Brown, who became his friend’s caregiver, staying by his side at New York City’s Rusk Institute after the 1985 accident.
But just six weeks after he had helped raise $25,000 for his friend’s new foundation, Brown himself suffered a cruel twist of fate. He, too, was paralyzed after diving into the surf on a Club Med vacation in Martinique. It was Jan. 2, 1988, a bit more than two years after Heumann’s accident. Continue Reading »
The Governor of California has just dealt a devastating blow to paralysis cure research.
Yesterday afternoon, driving home after a trip to Sacramento to talk to Secretary of Health Diana Dooley, who was very supportive about the research, I received a phone call on my cell. It was from Jeff Barbosa, legislative director to Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski.
Uh-oh. Continue Reading »
AB 1657, which would devote $1 from certain traffic tickets to fund spinal cord injury research, is well-meaning but misguided. If the state is going to increase traffic fines, the revenue should pay for underfunded basic services.
Who would be so cruel, so selfish, as to deny money for spinal cord injury research? Unless you wish further harm to people who are paralyzed or otherwise disabled by spinal injury, certainly you want Californians to open up their wallets to fund studies, right? Continue Reading »
David McCauley can barely move his right hand and can’t move the fingers on his left. But the Jersey City resident is moving crowds with his art and his drive to “Rise Up” above his disability.
In 2008, McCauley sustained a spinal cord injury during a diving accident which left him paralyzed from the chest down. With support from his loved ones and innovative body weight support training, McCauley has been able to improve his health and managed to find new ways to express himself. Continue Reading »
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — A California man is turning heads and wheels as he makes his way across the country to promote spinal cord research. Continue Reading »
Each year, an estimated 15,000 Americans are diagnosed with spinal cord injuries. Of these, about 10,000 will be permanently paralyzed. Until recently, these individuals had little, if any, hope of recovery. But current research gives them hope.
Kansas City, KS – infoZine – An anonymous $4 million gift to KU Endowment will fund spinal cord research through the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Institute for Neurological Disorders, which fosters neurological research developing discoveries into cures. Continue Reading »
That’s the slogan on T-shirts that are being sold to raise funds to help send Katy Blake, a 23-year-old Pascagoula native who suffered a life-altering injury in a diving accident last spring, back to full-time physical rehab. Continue Reading »
The Government of Saskatchewan is taking a leadership role too, by committing $4.3 million for a Saskatchewan-based initiative, in partnership with the national Rick Hansen Institute, to help with spinal cord research and disability funding.
The announcement was made on Tuesday in Regina, with Hansen, a B.C. native, attending.
The funding will also help commemorate the 25th anniversary of Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour. The mid-1980s tour saw Hansen travel more than 40,000 kilometres in 34 countries and raise $26 million for spinal cord research. Continue Reading »
Relay involving 7,000 Canadians chosen from 600 communities along the route will begin on 25th anniversary of historic trek
When an exhausted but triumphant Rick Hansen pushed himself into Vancouver on May 22, 1987, after circling the globe in a wheelchair for two years, the miles were all behind him but the journey was just beginning. Continue Reading »