Articles Tagged: Miracle
Published: April 10, 2004 | Category: News
Their stories are amazing: Cardiac patients who recover rapidly after their own stem cells are implanted into their hearts; people with spinal cord injuries who have some feeling restored in their bodies.
“Miracle Cell” showcases some of the doctors and patients involved in experimental trials in regenerative medicine, which aims to harness the natural ability of the body to renew and heal itself. Continue Reading »
Published: April 7, 2004 | Category: News
Stem-cell surgery shows promise
Some words spark debate every time they are spoken, few more surely than “stem cells.” Many ordinary people who smile on the possible outcome of stem-cell research, namely the Regeneration of failed or injured body parts, frown on obtaining stem cells from embryos grown in a lab. Continue Reading »
Published: March 30, 2004 | Category: News
Associated Press – Information from: Houston Chronicle
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas – A motorist injured after a crash lay paralyzed in the middle of the Gulf Freeway with a broken neck for 36 hours before he was rescued.
Ed Theisen’s plight was blocked from the view of passing cars by some traffic barricades. Continue Reading »
Published: March 24, 2004 | Category: News
Newswise — Jennifer French, who was paralyzed from the waist down in 1998 as a result of a snowboarding accident, has a new mission. Standing up? Walking? No–been there, done that. With the help of electronics implanted in her legs and lower torso, she can already stand up out of her wheelchair and even move around using a walker. But now she’s taken on a different sort of challenge: motivating others with neurological injuries and their caregivers to consider implanted devices. It’s a tougher sell than you might think. Continue Reading »
Published: March 19, 2004 | Category: News
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 19, 2004–This April, a young man named Jack Shadduck plans to bicycle 26.2 miles–completing the same distance as the thousands of runners of the Boston Marathon. Why is it a miracle? Because Jack is paralyzed from the neck down. Continue Reading »
Published: February 13, 2004 | Category: News
RANKLIN — Jeremy Sublett began playing football at Franklin-Simpson High School last fall. He was just looking for something to do to pass the time.
Jeremy played linebacker, wide receiver and just about anything else, mostly on the junior varsity team. Continue Reading »
Published: February 3, 2004 | Category: News
Scientists have succeeded in restoring movement to rats paralysed by spinal injuries.
The breakthrough could ultimately lead to new treatments for people who have been paralysed by damage to their spinal cord.
Spinal cord injuries typically arise from car accidents, violence, falls and sports injuries. Continue Reading »
by: Mark - dreamblvr.com
I really question the faith of some people who display their uncompromising belief that God can work miracles right here, right now, even if they’re holding a Budweiser in a crowded bar.
Conneaut Lake, PA is a small town and it brings a lot of summer visitors from the surrounding bigger cities like Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Its not surprising to go out and run into people that have spent the day drinking on the lake and they’re finishing the day off at the local tavern. Listen. If you’re in a wheelchair, you’re a prime target in this Environment. Continue Reading »
Every day more than thirty people become paralyzed from spinal cord injury (SCI) or disease. SCI generally results in one of two types of paralysis:
1. Paraplegia paralysis affecting the legs and lower part of the body;
2. Tetraplegia paralysis affecting the level below the neck and chest area, involving both the arms and legs.
The majority of people with SCI use wheelchairs for mobility, thus, they encounter many obstacles and barriers in everyday life. Among the most difficult barriers are those involving the public’s misperceptions and attitudes. Continue Reading »
When spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs, one of the most difficult issues to deal with is that there is no “cure” at the present time. One would think that with the explosion in scientific knowledge we hear of every day someone would find a cure for people with SCI. If we can achieve the impossible in other areas like transplanting entire organs and organ systems from one person to another and isolating human genes, why can’t we figure out why the spinal cord does not repair itself and then do something to correct this biological problem? Compared to a lot of the scientific puzzles that have been solved, it shouldn’t be all that difficult. Continue Reading »