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Paralysis Research Breakthrough

by admin May 31 2011 09:25
A paper published by the British medical journal
The Lancet noted a paralyzed man, Rob SummersRob Summers, stood, took steps, and now can voluntarily move his legs using epidural stimulation. It has been all over the news and is the current buzz within the paralysis community. This study was funded by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and I could not be more proud to be a supporter.  

This this could lead to some really exciting things in the future. It really gives me great pride that 180 Medical supports the Reeve Foundation so they are able to fund important initiatives like this. 

Since my injury almost 17 years ago I have heard all sorts of things regarding a cure. At first my nurse told me there would be one in 5 years. I waited and still no cure. Then they said it would be another 5 years but they would get one. Still nothing. I began to think I was going to be stuck in a wheelchair for my whole life but now I have renewed hope for myself and others like me to be able to walk again someday.

If you are paralyzed or know someone who is, check out the Reeve Foundation. They are doing great things.

-Todd