People with limited mobility will enjoy a day of surfing at the Jersey Shore June 28 when The Life Rolls On Foundation holds its annual “They Will Surf Again” [TWSA] event at Pier Village in Long Branch.
“This is an amazing event to participate in or just watch,” event coordinator Joe Levy said. “This event is about community and lending a hand.
“It’s about sharing smiles and sharing some waves while swallowing some nice salty Jersey Shore water.”
According to the foundation’s website, TWSA is an event created for people with spinal cord injuries. Continue Reading »
According to a recent study commissioned by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, there are over 200,000 people living with spinal cord injuries caused by sporting and recreational accidents in the United States. This summer, don’t put yourself at risk for serious injury by forgetting simple safety tips.
Don’t dive right in!
It is important to continue to educate kids as they get older about the risks of diving. “There are roughly 6,500 adolescents seen in the emergency room each year because of diving related injuries,” says Debby Gerhardstein, Executive Director of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation. Continue Reading »
Inspiration comes from places you least expect. On Friday, it was in a West Bloomfield sports memorabilia-blazed garage, when former Detroit Lions offensive guard Mike Utley was in town to talk about a bicycle tour fundraiser with proceeds going to help find a cure for paralysis.
When I think of biking, I go to places like the West Bloomfield Woods Trail Network, Proud Lake Recreation Area, Macomb Orchard Trail, or many of the trails in the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan parks in southeast Michigan. Continue Reading »
Nick and Marc Buoniconti joined golf legend Jack Nicklaus as he opened up his home golf course, The Bear’s Club, for the 7th Annual Buoniconti Fund Golf Invitational presented by Stewart Rahr to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
The event turned out to be a sports Hall-of-Fame reunion when the likes of Nick Buoniconti, Lawrence Taylor, Bob Griese, John Havlicek, KC Jones, Don Shula, Ozzie Smith and Harry Carson came out in support of the event. Continue Reading »
The Sixth Annual National Neurosurgery Awareness Week (NNAW) kicks off this year on May 3 during the 77th Annual Meeting of the AANS in San Diego. Approximately 3,000 neurosurgical medical professionals will meet to further their continuing medical education in specialty areas including spine and peripheral nerves, as well as cerebrovascular, pain, pediatrics, stereotactic, trauma, tumor, and socioeconomic issues affecting the specialty. Continue Reading »
After trampoline flip nearly paralyzes Oswego teen, he and surgeon warn to think first before jumping into play
Kameron Botka of Oswego says he has a “history of doing stupid stuff,” but after several broken bones during his childhood and a trampoline accident requiring spinal surgery last fall, the junior at Oswego High School insists he’s more safety-minded now.
The surgeon who performed the five-hour operation that spared Kameron from life with limited mobility says it’s common for young people to be unaware of injuries that can impact the rest of their lives. Continue Reading »
MEDINA — With a little help, Bill Phillips was able to get out of his wheelchair and start using a new cross-training exercise machine donated to the Medina Community Recreation Center in honor of a former high school classmate.
The apparatus, which looks like a seated version of an elliptical machine, can be used by people with spinal cord injuries.
The donation was in honor of David Lytle, a quadriplegic, whose spinal cord was damaged in a 1992 car accident. He was confined to a wheelchair until his death in 2007 at age 39. Continue Reading »
Dr. Ragnarsson is a physiatrist (specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) and professor and chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai. Since 1971, he has been treating patients with physical disability. He oversees the treatment of almost 2,000 patients admitted each year with new disability which may be the result of spinal cord or brain injury, stroke or amputation. Continue Reading »