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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

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!

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

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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Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards

Supporting the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation has never been easier— just shop at Kroger and scan your 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. To register follow these simple steps…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation would like to thank everyone who makes this organization possible. It takes a lot of caring people to maintain a thriving non-profit organization. A huge thanks Every Donor, Every Sponsor,...

Spinal Cord Injury News

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

‘Blink To Speak’ System for People Suffering from Paralysis

We take our ability to communicate for granted. But there are over 60 million people in the world suffer from spinal cord injuries and brain strokes. Conditions such as ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and MNDs (Motor Neuron Diseases), render them partially or completely paralysed. They survive for years, bound to their beds or wheelchairs with no… Continue Reading »

The Risk of Sleep Apnea for Quadriplegics

Not sleeping well? A new study shows more than 70 percent of people with quadriplegia also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). For many years, the N-ABLE team has heard stories about friends with quadriplegia who don’t sleep well at night or who only sleep a few hours a night. We wondered if there was a… Continue Reading »

David’s Chair opens the way back into the outdoors

Casey Moore's Trackchair

Casey Moore’s withered right hand pushes the small joystick that thrusts a special wheelchair down a TouVelle State Park trail, with the chair’s tracks carrying him over rocks and thick grass. “It feels like I’m driving a mini tank,” Moore laughs. He powers down a short embankment to experience something he hasn’t since a diving… Continue Reading »

Injuries to spinal cord – treated with hESC therapy: Study

During the past 2 decades, cell-based therapies for SCI have been researched in several studies. Replacement of damaged neural tissues and re-establishing connections between the central and peripheral nervous system is vital for the treatment strategy for patients with SCI. Thus, the cells having a potential of self-renewal and differentiating into multiple cell types would… Continue Reading »

Activation of Cervical Spinal Networks Ameliorates Severe Paralysis

A new study suggests that a nonsurgical, noninvasive spinal stimulation procedure can help people with severe spinal cord injury (SCI) regain use of their hands and fingers. Developed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA; USA) and NeuroRecovery Technologies (Dana Point, CA, USA) transcutaneous enabling motor control (TEMC) involves neuromodulation of nonfunctional sensory-motor networks… Continue Reading »