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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

UCLA scientist gives couple hope while searching for a cure for paralysis

Mark Pollock, Simone George tell their remarkable life story in new TED talk If you think listening to a paralyzed, blind man discuss his life does not sound uplifting, meet Mark Pollock. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy, whose TED talk about body language has nearly 15 million views, describes the new talk by Pollock and his… Continue Reading »

Sam Schmidt’s paralysis gives him ability to inspire others

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stranger had tears in his eyes as he pushed through a crowd to reach Sam Schmidt in his wheelchair. Schmidt was watching his team tune up a pair of engines, the roar was relentless and the man had to lean in close and shout in Schmidt’s ear to be heard.… Continue Reading »

A new spinal cord injury treatment is getting patients back on their feet

Matt Wetschler was bodysurfing at Ocean Beach in San Francisco when he went for a wave and didn’t come back up. Some other surfers saw his body floating like a log and pulled him ashore. He was lucky: an ICU nurse happened to be walking along the beach and started CPR. By the time the… Continue Reading »

International Spinal Cord Injury Day – September 5th

“International Days” are celebrated to mark important aspects of human life and history. On the suggestion of its Prevention Committee, International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) has decided to observe ‘Spinal Cord Injury Day’ on 5th September every year with the intention of increasing awareness amongst the general public. It is presumed that the awareness would… Continue Reading »

Regenerating Axons Across Complete Spinal Cord Injury

In a collaboration led by EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland and UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) in the USA, scientists have now understood the underlying biological mechanisms required for severed nerve fibers to regenerate across complete spinal cord injury, bridging that gap in mice and rats for the first time.… Continue Reading »