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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 to date. The foundation’s other fundraisers like Kroger Community Rewards, Give Local Louisville, AmazonSmile, Bravelets, eBay Giving Works and iGive were all very successful this year thanks to you! Here are a few Quality of Life Grants we were able to fulfill in 2016 thanks to your amazing...

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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, our community raised $3 million for the 362 participating nonprofits. On September 15, for those 24 hours, the Community Foundation of Louisville and its partners will maximize the community’s generosity with Golden Tickets, prizes, and bonus dollars. This provides an incredible opportunity for...

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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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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

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…

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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,...

2014 Yankee Candle Fundraising

2014 Yankee Candle Fundraising

Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation is selling Yankee Candles to raise funds for our Quality of Life Grant program. When you order from one of the links below the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation will receive 40% profit for each item you...

RAFFLE: XBOX ONE (Day One Edition) + Game

RAFFLE: XBOX ONE (Day One Edition) + Game

The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation is raffling a Factory Sealed XBOX ONE (Day One Edition) console with a Day One Edition game, RYSE Son of Rome. This is the Limited Day One Edition of XBOX ONE. This edition was a one time release and is no...

Spinal Cord Injury News

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

UH Study: Wheelchair Rugby Lowers Depression and Stress in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Wheelchair rugby is a high-octane team contact sport changing the lives and mental health of the spinal cord injury patients who play it. A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance found that frequent participation in wheelchair rugby was associated with lower levels of depression and stress among men… Continue Reading »

Patients with Complete Paralysis Show Additional Recovery of Arm, Hand and Finger Function at 9-months After Treatment with Asterias’ AST-OPC1

Third patient recovers two motor levels; three of six (50%) patients in AIS-A 10 million cell cohort have now recovered two motor levels on at least one side FREMONT, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST), a biotechnology company pioneering the field of regenerative medicine, today announced that new 9-month… Continue Reading »

Robotics are helping paralyzed people walk again, but the price tag is huge

EKSO Bionics Exoskeleton

Ashley Barnes was 35 years old when doctors told her she would never walk again. A botched spinal procedure in 2014 paralyzed her from the waist down. The Tyler, Tex., resident had been an avid runner, clocking six miles daily when not home with her then-9-year-old autistic son, whom she raised alone. Life in a… Continue Reading »

5 Ways to Get Cool FAST with a Spinal Cord Injury

The human body is a marvel. Somehow it ended up with the ability to cool itself via sweat, but when you have a spinal cord injury this ability is turned off. Many are shocked to hear this, but when you have a spinal cord injury, you really can no longer sweat. Not surprisingly, this can… Continue Reading »

FreeWheel Wheelchair Attachment

FreeWheel = Mobility. Independence. Freedom. Whether you have a rigid frame or a FOLDING wheelchair, the FreeWheel is your ticket to Freedom, Independence, and increased Mobility. With the FreeWheel your wheelchair casters are lifted off the ground, turning your chair into a 3-wheeler, so you simply roll over any obstacle: curbs, dirt trails, grass, gravel,… Continue Reading »