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“Ascension of Jerry” coverage and miscellaneous May linkage

May 26th, 2012 · No Comments

“Jerry Schneiderman: The Rabble-Rouser you’ve never head about but should know” - L.A. Weekly, May 22, 2012 Author Q&A Jerry Schneiderman was not your ordinary real estate developer. For years, he was a rabble rouser who took on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority after tunneling for the Red Line subway collapsed parts of Hollywood Boulevard. ”You […]

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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

Linkeratti: Motion Picture Home, redevelopment n’ stuff

January 25th, 2012 · No Comments

* I was very heartened to learn that the Motion Picture & Television Fund, which became a financial lifeline for my grandmother and paralyzed uncle after the family breadwinner (my grandfather, Hollywood composer/musician Lee Zahler) died in 1947 from the stress of Gordon’s accident, is now on firmer footing after some tumultuous years. It’s even […]

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Hero search: you need not look further than the fantastic Eric LeGrand, a man who lives up to his name.

November 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Watch him roll victoriously onto the fileld with his teammates after surviving the nearly unsurvivable. ” … On October 16, 2010, I was a junior playing special teams for Rutgers during a midseason game against Army. We were playing at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., not far from our campus. With the game tied […]

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Tags: Family matters · medical advancements · Outrageous Legends · paralysis · Pure Inspiration · Quadriplegia

Eric LeGrand’s journey from numb to newly walking

July 18th, 2011 · No Comments

From flat paralyzed to taking his first steps. The magnificent, painful journey of former Rutgets football player Eric LeGrand. What a story. “I believe I’ll walk one day.” One way or another sir, you will. Gordon Zahler will be watching. Both of the boys’ mothers were instrumental. From ESPN. Link.

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Tags: danger · medical advancements · paralysis · Quadriplegia

Open up and get well. The dentist will see you now.

June 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Go to the dentist to heal yourself with your own stem cells? It may be possible in the fight against cancer and neurological illnesses. From the L.A. Daily News story ” … Research is currently underway to determine the possibility of using dental stem cells as treatment for various cancers and injuries, much like the […]

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Tags: medical advancements · paralysis · Quadriplegia · Stems cells and spinal cord injuries

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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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

Welcome to the future today

December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

ROME – A group of European scientists say they have successfully connected a robotic hand to a man who had lost an arm, allowing him to feel sensations in the artificial hand and control it with his thoughts. Story link I can only imagine how fast my uncle, Gordon Zahler, would’ve signed up for this […]

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Tags: Family matters · medical advancements · paralysis · Quadriplegia