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Articles Tagged: Nonprofit Organization

Conquer Paralysis Now

Published: July 5, 2014 | Category: Links

Conquer Paralysis Now aims to do just that: Conquer paralysis for the millions of people throughout the world who are or may become paralyzed.

We want to find a cure. We believe a cure is possible.

Conquer Paralysis Now funds scientific research, medical treatment, rehabilitation and technological advances that lead us toward a cure – whether through positive advances or failures that help guide the next effort. Continue Reading »

Paraplegic Foundation

Published: July 1, 2014 | Category: Links

The PARAPLEGIC FOUNDATION was started in 1968 by a group of social workers and doctors, in the barracks of LTMG Municipal Hospital located at Sion, Mumbai, India, to rehabilitate, and provide total health care facilities for paraplegics and the severely orthopedically disabled.

The aim & mission of the foundation is to work for the paraplegics, to provide facilities in total health care, to encourage & motivate them to be self-confident, self-reliant and self-sufficient.

The Motto: ” I CAN, I WILL! “ Continue Reading »

Disabled woman helps inspire others

Published: June 11, 2014 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Sabrina Cohen uses the tragedy that left her paralyzed to help others in need. Continue Reading »

Chris Norton rising above spinal cord injury to help others

Published: April 20, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Chris Norton credits a positive attitude and support from othersCEDAR FALLS | He made the tackle on a kickoff in October 2010 but was down on the turf at Luther College. When they called for a helicopter, Chris Norton suspected he was in serious trouble.

“I was a lifeguard, so I know with any kind of a head or neck injury, you take precautions,” he says.

“I knew it was a lot bigger deal than a neck sprain.”

Norton, 18 at the time, had broken two vertebrae and was paralyzed from the neck down. Doctors offered only a 3 percent chance he would move again. He spent seven months at Mayo Clinic facilities in Rochester, Minn., then transferred to a rehabilitation center in Iowa. Continue Reading »

Roman Reed Foundation

Published: December 6, 2013 | Category: Links
Roman Reed Foundation

Roman Reed Foundation

The Roman Reed Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the cause of cure for neurological disorders. While our immediate and overarching goal is the alleviation of spinal cord injury paralysis, we believe our goals are best advanced by a unified approach to the field of regenerative medicine. Accordingly, we will work with leading organizations in related areas, including (but not limited to): spinal muscular atrophy, traumatic brain injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and other malfunctions and diseases of the central nervous system. We support not only scientists, but also the educational process to awaken a national awareness. Continue Reading »

Mark Pollock Trust

Published: September 1, 2013 | Category: Links
Mark Pollock Trust

Mark Pollock Trust

We believe that the cure for spinal cord injuries simply requires enough of the right people having the will to make it happen. It is our mission to find and connect those people around the world to mainstream what is currently on the fringes. Continue Reading »

Gridiron Heroes to roll out ‘Road Trip for Heroes’ Texas football fundraiser

Published: July 18, 2013 | Category: News

Gridiron-Heroes-Spinal-Cord-Injury-FoundationGridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in nearby Schertz, is launching Road Trip for Heroes. Participants in the 2,500-mile trek across Texas will help raise funds for Gridiron Heroes.

Eddie and Chris Canales, who co-founded the organization, will lead the road trip to five Texas high school football games in five cities — San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Houston and El Paso. The father-and-son team hope to raise a minimum of $100,000 and purchase at least one new wheelchair-accessible van for a Texas high school athlete who has been paralyzed playing football. Continue Reading »

Craig Hospital Ranked In Top Ten In Rehabilitation For 24th Consecutive Year By USNWR

Published: July 15, 2013 | Category: News

Craig-HospitalRanked again #7 in U.S. , #2 in Colorado, #2 in Denver

Englewood, CO. July 15, 2013 – For the 24th consecutive year, and every year since the rankings began in 1990, Craig Hospital has been ranked in the Top Ten of America’s Rehabilitation Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Rehabilitation physicians from around the U.S. ranked Craig 7th again this year in the U.S, #2 in Colorado, and #2 in Denver. Continue Reading »

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Awards 74 Nonprofit Organizations Quality of Life Grants

Published: July 11, 2013 | Category: News

Reeve-Foundation-logoShort Hills, N.J. – (July 11, 2013) The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced it has awarded over $500,000 in Quality of Life Grants to 74 nonprofit organizations in the United States. Grants requests are evaluated and scored using a rigorous review process to select for funding outstanding nonprofit organizations that empower individuals living with paralysis. The program has awarded 2,205 grants totaling nearly $17 million since its inception in 1999. Continue Reading »

Spinal cord victims find hope at Canton nonprofit

Published: February 28, 2013 | Category: News

journey-forwardDan Cummings enjoyed playing sports as he grew up in Hyde Park, especially football and baseball. He played defensive tackle and was on the kick return team at Xaverian Brothers High School, which won the MIAA Division 1 Super Bowl in 1998.

On June 24, 2000, Cummings went to a lake with some friends. “It was a typical summer night,” he said. “I decided to go for a swim.”

He dove into shallow water, opened his eyes and realized he couldn’t move. His friends pulled him out of the water and called 911. He was taken to Boston Medical Center and after spending three weeks on a ventilator, he began to breathe a little on his own. Doctors told his family that he was going to survive, but as a C6 quadriplegic he would never walk again. Continue Reading »