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New about the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation and the Spinal Cord Injury community.

2020 Summer Showdown Car Show & Silent Auction

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation has decided to reschedule the 2020 Summer Showdown Auto Show & Silent Auction from July 18, 2020, to July 17, 2021.Our main priority is to protect the safety and health of our participants and volunteers. As the situation evolved, we reached the difficult conclusion that we needed to reschedule. The 10th Summer Showdown Auto Show & Silent Auction will be on July 17, 2021. Please mark your calendars and follow us on Facebook for...

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Tupperware Fundraiser

The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation receives 40% of proceeds! Tupperware is proud to partner with local organizations to help fund and develop vital programs and services in your community. With no investment and minimal effort, organizations receive 40% of the proceeds from a Tupperware Fundraiser. It’s fun and easy, and showcases the sustainable, reusable and durable products Tupperware is known for. Click Here To Start...

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#GivingTuesday – A Global Day of Giving

On Tuesday, November 28th, we’re celebrating #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. How can you make a difference? Support us by providing help and hope to families affected by spinal cord injuries. Durable medical equipment, assistive technology products and wheelchairs are very expensive. The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation provides Quality of Life Grants so people can afford what they need to keep Moving Forward with Paralysis. Help us on #GivingTuesday, your donation will help someone move forward in a life of...

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Joffe MediCenter Cares

We are very excited to announce Joffe MediCenter Louisville – LASIK has chosen the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation for October’s Joffe MediCenter Cares program. For every Google Review, Yelp Review or Facebook Review regarding a Joffe MediCenter experience in October, Joffe MediCenter will donate to the MFPF. If you had LASIK at Joffe MediCenter, please help increase the donation by posting about your experience with Joffe MediCenter on social media and ask others to do the same! You can visit the Joffe MediCenter Louisville...

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HoneyBaked Gift Card Fundraiser

Buy a HoneyBaked Gift Card from our fundraising page! This is a delicious way to support the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation. You can use your HoneyBaked Gift Card to shop online, order from the HoneyBaked catalog or at any HoneyBaked location nationwide. And the most satisfying part? 20% of your purchase goes directly to support the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation. What Can You Get With A Honeybaked Gift Card? There are so many ways to enjoy HoneyBaked Ham. Every Honey Baked Ham is fully cooked & ready to serve, so you can spend...

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation. 2016 was a great year for the foundation. The 6th Annual Summer Showdown Car Show & Silent Auction was very successful! We had 168 registered vehicles, our largest...

Give Local Louisville is September 15!

This year, the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation is excited to be participating in Give Local Louisville, a 24-hour online giving day that supports the local nonprofits doing great work in our community. Last year, through Give Local Louisville,...

Kroger Community Rewards Enrollment Month!

August is Kroger Community Rewards Enrollment Month! Please take a few minutes and sign up or re-enroll. Follow the steps below to help support The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation. Supporting the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation has never been easier— just shop at Kroger and swipe your Kroger Plus Card! The Kroger Rewards Program allows you to raise funds for the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation just by swiping your Kroger Reward Card each time you shop. Takes only a few minutes to register and doesn’t cost you...

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation. 2015 was a great year for the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation. The 5th Annual Summer Showdown Car Show & Silent Auction was very successful. We fulfilled...

Support us when you shop this holiday

When you shop on smile.Amazon.com, every gift you buy for a friend or loved one can also be a gift for the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Visit smile.amazon.com every time you shop at Amazon. Click Here To Support Us! What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy...

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Spinal Cord Injury News

Spinal Cord Injury news from around the world. News articles provided by Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Implanted Neural Stem Cell Grafts Show Functionality in Spinal Cord Injuries

In mouse studies, the specialized grafts integrated with host networks and behaved much like neurons in a healthy, undamaged spinal cord Using stem cells to restore lost functions due to spinal cord injury (SCI) has long been an ambition of scientists and doctors. Nearly 18,000 people in the United States suffer SCIs each year, with… Continue Reading »

Paralyzed man has sense of touch restored by brain-machine interface

This is the first BMI to restore movement and touch simultaneously Ten years ago, while on vacation in North Carolina, Ian Burkhart broke his neck in a diving accident. The diagnosis was as life-changing as the injury: a complete spinal cord injury in the cervical spine. An injury of this nature often results in paraplegia. Burkhart… Continue Reading »

Mouse study shows spinal cord injury causes bone marrow failure syndrome

Research conducted at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine found that spinal cord injuries in mice cause an acquired bone marrow failure syndrome that may contribute to chronic immune dysfunction. “We also found that it’s possible to overcome certain aspects of spinal cord injury-induced bone marrow… Continue Reading »

Clonus After Spinal Cord Injury: How to Minimize Involuntary Shaking

After a spinal cord injury, you may experience involuntary, rhythmic shaking called clonus. To help you better understand clonus after spinal cord injury, this article will go over its causes, symptoms, and management. What Causes Clonus After Spinal Cord Injury Clonus is a reflex typically caused by sudden, passive stretch of a muscle. For example,… Continue Reading »

Home Exercises for Spinal Cord Injury

Exercise is essential after a spinal cord injury. Lack of physical activity leads to poor fitness, weight gain, diabetes and increased risk of heart disease. On average over 60% of individuals with a spinal cord injury are obese. After sustaining a spinal cord injury, individuals are more likely to lead a sedentary lifestyle due to… Continue Reading »