It is pretty inspirational when an able bodied person overcomes tragedy or other hardships and triumphs in life. Oprah Winfrey is a famous icon who overcame a childhood of abuse, poverty and disadvantage.
So when we hear about… Continue reading
The Model SCI System program is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. It creates the largest nationally coordinated effort… Continue reading
When people see the headlines that a jury has entered a verdict for millions of dollars, they often think it is way too much. Even when a person has a spinal cord injury. But the terrible truth, is that unless… Continue reading
For the first time ever, California’s $3 Billion state stem cell funding agency has backed a human clinical trial.
Despite the dim statistics, dreams can come true following a catastrophic injury.
We rarely hear about cases that are lost. When people think of lawsuits, they remember the outrageous headlines that make the news.
It is tough to bring a lawsuit particularly against corporations or the government. They have… Continue reading
Researchers at Texas A&M are investigating unintended consequences of giving morphine to SCI patients after injury. According to lead researcher Dr. Michelle Hook, Ph.D:
“Our research suggests that the administration of morphine after [spinal cord injury] has secondary effects that… Continue reading