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Paralyzed groom defies the odds, stands at wedding
Category: Adults News

DEKALB, Texas — Several wedding guests dried their tears as Kent Stephenson patiently stood, waiting for his bride to come down the aisle. Some of that emotion was surely for Misti Richeson, walking down the aisle in her lacy white dress and cowboy boots, but many others were astonished at what Stephenson was able to […]

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#GivingExpress: NextStep Fitness: Gym inspires hope in the paralyzed
Category: Adults News

#GivingExpress: NextStep Fitness: Gym inspires hope in the paralyzed By Jacqueline Gulledge Updated 12:55 PM EST, Wed December 2, 2015 Morning Express’ sports correspondent Brian McFayden is passionate about all things sports and fitness, so it’s only natural that Brian selected NextStep Fitness as his charity for #GivingExpress. NextStep Fitness in Lawndale, California, is a […]

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Don’t Call it A Miracle
Category: Adults News Pediatrics

The Movement to Cure Spinal Cord Injury By Kate Willette A 238 page book that explains the basic biology of the injured cord, what the basic approaches the scientists are taking to heal, mend or bypass the nervous system and what you, as a non-scientist, can do to speed things along. This book is available […]

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UofL, Frazier Rehab equipment gives hope to paralyzed children

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The University of Louisville and Frazier Rehab unveiled new equipment Thursday that’s giving hope to children who are paralyzed. It’s paving the way for mobility for one little boy who was told, from birth, he would never walk, stand or sit up on his own. Frazier Rehab has been helping people with spinal […]

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UofL researchers helping children with spinal cord injuries walk

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Your child’s first steps are a milestone for any parent, but they mean something more when you thought they’d never come. This summer, a boy from Australia is spending five weeks in Louisville learning in small steps how to walk. Evander Conroy thinks he’s playing in a land of pirates and treasure. He […]

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CNN: Paralyzed patients able to stand
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Breakthrough: Paralyzed patients stand – CNN.com “I can stand up for more than half an hour,” said Dustin Shillcox, who was paralyzed in a car accident five years ago. “It’s awesome. It’s amazing. It’s a hopeful feeling.” Shillcox and the other three men had electrical stimulators surgically implanted in their spines, and are working toward […]

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