Articles Tagged: Nonprofit Organization
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What Amy Van Dyken-Rouen did in 2014 to flip her near-death tragedy into a much admired recovery – along with her breakout plans for 2015 to help others with spinal-cord injuries – far surpasses what she accomplished in winning six swimming gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. Continue Reading »
November 12, 2014 | Category: News
| Spinal Cord Injury: C-7
Quadriplegic athlete is featured speaker at fundraising event for DREAM Adaptive
Joe Stone doesn’t recall much about the speed flying accident that sent him crashing at 50 miles an hour into the face of Missoula’s Mount Jumbo, putting him in a month-long coma, rendering him quadriplegic and nearly ending his life.
But more impressive than his unlikely survival was his resolve, which gripped him the instant he awoke from the dark maw of unconsciousness, to again venture forth into the mountains. Continue Reading »
November 3, 2014 | Category: Links
Getting Back Up seeks to help those living with a spinal cord injury by improving their quality of life TODAY. The focus is on providing goods and services which can help make a difference in someone’s immediate situation. Unfortunately, health and medical insurance often fail to provide individuals with the tools they need to truly improve their quality of life. Getting Back Up exists to help bridge that gap. Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
June 11, 2014 | Category: Videos
| Spinal Cord Injury: C-3
Sabrina Cohen uses the tragedy that left her paralyzed to help others in need. Continue Reading »
April 20, 2014 | Category: News
| Spinal Cord Injury: C-3
CEDAR 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 »
December 6, 2013 | Category: Links
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 »
September 1, 2013 | Category: Links
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 »
July 18, 2013 | Category: News
Gridiron 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 »