Category: ‘General SCI and Human Interest’


Experimental Spinal Cord Treatment Helps Texas Man Regain Some Motion After Paralyzing Accident

Posted on May 31st, 2019

Kent Stephenson is on a treadmill, working to put one foot in front of the other as a team of trainers helps guide his legs. There’s a harness holding him upright, but Stephenson is, in a sense, walking again — 10 years after a motocross accident left him paralyzed.

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Young Aims for Spinal Injury ‘Cure’

Posted on March 7th, 2012

One of the world’s leading researchers into spinal cord injuries says China could hold the key to a cure that he has been searching for since he met late actor Christopher Reeve in the 1990s.

US-based Doctor Wise Young first used the word “cure” in relation to his work after a conversation with Reeve, the Superman hero who became a quadriplegic in an equestrian accident in 1995.

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More Paralyzed in US than Previously Thought

Posted on April 21st, 2009

About 5.6 million Americans have some degree of paralysis — far more than previously thought, according to the findings of a telephone survey released today by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

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“Moment by Moment: The Healing Journey of Molly Hale”

Posted on April 10th, 2009

“Moment by Moment: The Healing Journey of Molly Hale” is an inspiring documentary film on a woman’s journey to heal from a spinal cord injury. It documents Molly’s progress to work past a prediction that she would be paralyzed from the shoulders down. Through a variety of healing methods and an outpouring of hands-on-support from her community, she is beginning to learn to walk again and has hope for future progress. It is an intimate, touching film that could help others to visualize a healing path for themselves. It can be viewed online for free.


Promising Therapies for Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted on November 21st, 2008

A quarter of a million Americans are currently living with spinal cord injuries, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Although most people know this type of injury can be a devastating diagnosis, not everyone knows there are many different types of spinal cord injuries. The location of the injury along the spinal cord determines what parts of the body are affected. Different types of spinal cord injuries include:

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