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Guest Post: “Five Years?”

March 7th, 2016 · No Comments

By Jeff Charlebois This year, while visiting the family in Florida for my annual holiday vacation, I ventured over to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis to get an evaluation and see if there was anything new in the world of spinal cord injury (SCI) research. The Miami Project began in 1985 when Marc, the son […]

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Tags: Gordon Zahler · Guest column · Hollywood · paralysis · rehabilitation · Stems cells and spinal cord injuries

Vulturous Lawyers, School-bell Empathy, Thrashing Wheelchairs Crave that Roundball and Jerry the Intrepid

April 19th, 2012 · No Comments

* Talk about the tail wagging the dog, or this instance aggressive, ADA-suing lawyers finding casues for action before they even found their clients. From the New York Times: “A small cadre of lawyers, some from out of state, are using New York City’s age and architectural quirkiness as the foundation for a flood of […]

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Tags: Caregiving crisis · Jerry Schneiderman · medical advancements · rehabilitation · The Ascension of Jerry · Wheelchair sports · Wheelchairs general · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler · Wounded Warriors

Time to mourn the passing of a disabled dynamo who debunked “I can’t”

February 16th, 2012 · No Comments

When I was 13, my mother took me to see what felt like an oddly grownup film for a young boy. The movie’s title was “The Other Side of the Mountain.” The inspirational story about a peppy, girl-nextdoor-ski phenom who broke her neck at a time when most people couldn’t pronounce the word paralysis rattled […]

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Tags: Chip Jacobs · Family matters · Gordon's big ideas · Hollywood · Hollywood post production · Outrageous Legends · paralysis · Quadriplegia · rehabilitation · Uncategorized

One small step for Summers, one giant step, perhaps, for the spinal-cord injured

May 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Whether it’s a magnificent breakthrough or another false dawn, this seemingly out-of-the-blue technique is worth considering and nurturing as an exciting, new tool for doctors trying to get their spinal-cord injured patients on their feet and back somewhat towards their old mobile lives. As I’ve been posting since the 2008 publication of my book about […]

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Tags: Chip Jacobs · Family matters · medical advancements · Outrageous Legends · paralysis · Quadriplegia · rehabilitation · Uncategorized · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler

From laboratory gleam to human beings: stem cell treatment for people with spinal cord injuries getting its early paces.

April 18th, 2011 · No Comments

From the Washington Post: “In the six months since scientists announced they had infused a drug made from human embryonic stem cells into a partially paralyzed patient’s spine, the identity of the recipient has been shrouded in secrecy. Recently, rumors began circulating in Internet chat rooms that details about the closely guarded experiment were finally […]

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Tags: Family matters · Gordon's big ideas · medical advancements · Outrageous Legends · paralysis · Quadriplegia · rehabilitation · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler

Science fiction or just 2011 science? Hope for the paralyzed at the microscopic level

February 7th, 2011 · No Comments

From MSNBC “A Chicago doctor is teaming up with a paralyzed ex-pro basketball player who dreams of ditching his wheelchair and walking again. With cutting-edge bionic legs entering the high-tech medical device market, his goal may be within reach. It’s not the first time “Big” Dan Ivankovich, who is nearly 7 feet tall, and “Massive” […]

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Tags: medical advancements · paralysis · rehabilitation · Uncategorized · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler