A 14-year-old Harford County girl is slowly learning to walk again after contracting a devastating disease, and her progress is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to aquatic therapy at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Rummerfield's story is nothing short of miraculous. On 20th September 1974, at the age of 21, a 135 mph car accident left him paralysed, and doctors didn't expect him to survive three days, let alone forty years. Over 85% of his spinal cord at the fourth cervical vertebra was destroyed, and the damage extended from the base of his brain to his midback. But six weeks after the accident something truly remarkable happened.
Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today the results of a pilot study demonstrating use of a virtual therapeutic sailing simulator as an important part of rehabilitation following a spinal cord injury (SCI).
Pasadena resident Chris Utz has made great progress since the January 2011 auto accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. He has stayed active, continuing to participate in many of the recreational pastimes he enjoyed before his accident. On October 13, he participated in the Baltimore Running Festival, where he rode his bike 26.2 miles to benefit the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
In October 2010, James Cook was in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Just three years later, the Virginia Tech senior plans to enter today’s Baltimore Running Festival in Baltimore, Md., with his eyes set on bringing home first-place honors.
Jeremy Wells would not be competing in the Baltimore Marathon Saturday had he not broken his back in a motorcyle accident last November. Now paralyzed below the waist, Wells, of Abingdon, will race in the handcycle event, perched in a three-wheeler and pedaling furiously with his hands.
Virginia Tech seniors Lindsay Bouchard and James Cook will be competing in the 2013 Baltimore Running Festival Saturday, October 12th to help raise money for the Kennedy Krieger Institute for Spinal Cord Injury in Baltimore, Md.
If you're thinking about entering the Baltimore Running Festival this year but can't find the right inspiration, the story of two disabled men challenging themselves to get past the "I can't's" in life with the help of a well-known organization might help.
Led by physician Dr. Daniel Becker, Marshall Garber and other International Center for Spinal Cord Injury patients participated in an adaptive sports ski adventure in Crested Butte, Colorado in the winter of 2013.
A full-page story on Pat Rummerfield highlights his role as patient liaison in International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, his recent autobiography and his receipt of the Henry Viscardi Achievement Award.
A feature story highlights patient, Perneit Farrar, of our International Center for Spinal Cord Injury and explains how our innovative approach helped Perneita regain enough function to walk down the aisle at her wedding.