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#GivingTuesday 2020 – A Global Day of Giving

On Tuesday, December 1st, 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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2021 Summer Showdown Auto Show & Silent Auction

0 LBL : 0 LBL : 0 LBL : 0 LBL The 2021 Summer Showdown Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show / Silent Auction will be Saturday, July 17, 2021 (Rain Date:  July 18, 2021) from 10 am to 3 pm....

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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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Spinal Cord Injury News

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

New Therapy for Upper Limb Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injuries

A Research Study Opportunity Researchers from Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation and the Texas Biomedical Device Center at The University of Texas at Dallas have teamed up to assess if implanted vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) coupled with rehabilitation is able to improve recovery of arm function in people living with a spinal cord… Continue Reading »

Tadpole nerve regeneration capacity provides clue to treating spinal cord injury

Nagoya University researchers have identified a gene that plays a crucial role in regenerating neurons of African clawed frog tadpoles, which has an unusually high capacity for nerve regeneration. Their study, recently published in the journal iScience, showed that introducing the gene into mice with spinal cord injury (SCI) led to a partial recovery of… Continue Reading »

The Miami Project Research Video Library

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis now offers a video library with access to our updated lectures recorded throughout the academic season. As part of the University of Miami, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has obtained video consent to make these presentations available to the public via streaming media from our archives only. The… Continue Reading »

Transcutaneous stimulation improves hand function in people with complete tetraplegia

Researchers at Kessler Foundation confirmed that spinal cord transcutaneous stimulation results in immediate and long-lasting gains in strength and handgrip, with positive effects evident three months post-intervention. East Hanover, NJ. March 22, 2021. Kessler Foundation researchers demonstrated that spinal cord transcutaneous stimulation (scTS) combined with hand training improves upper extremity and hand function in individuals… Continue Reading »

Paralyzed Veterans of America releases informational videos that empower veterans with disabilities to seek higher education

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2021) — Paralyzed Veterans of America today released two informational videos focused on empowering PVA members and all veterans with disabilities to seek higher education and open new pathways. The videos, developed in partnership with Student Veterans of America and with financial support from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), were filmed, produced,… Continue Reading »