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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

How stem cells synchronize to repair the spinal cord in axolotls

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Few animals can regenerate their spinal cord after an injury. The axolotl, a salamander endemic to Mexico, can mobilise stem cells in its spinal cord to regrow the lost tissue. An international team of scientists investigated the early stages of this process and found that stem cells synchronise over surprisingly long distances to orchestrate regeneration.… Continue Reading »

A New microRNA Target for Treating Spinal Cord Injuries

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WASHINGTON, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 246, Issue 11, June 2021) describes a new target for treating spinal cord injuries. The study, led by Dr. Chunfang Wang, in the Shanxi Key Laboratory of Animal and Animal Model of Human Diseases at Shanxi Medical University in Taiyuan (China), reports… Continue Reading »

Introducing accessFind

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My name is Josh Basile, and I am a 35-year-old disability rights advocate, lawyer, mentor, adventure seeker, and C4-5 quadriplegic. My life was flipped upside down in 2004 on a family vacation when a wave picked me up and slammed me headfirst against the ocean floor, breaking my neck. I spent four weeks on a… Continue Reading »

From Wheelchair to Roller Coaster with Cole & Charisma at Disney

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Cole & Charisma go to Disney World! They ride roller coasters and talk about the accessibility at Disney World. From Wheelchair to Roller Coaster Riding Roller Coasters After Breaking My Neck About Cole & Charisma: Welcome to the official Roll with Cole & Charisma YouTube channel! Since the start of our relationship, we’ve gotten a… Continue Reading »

Paralyzed Race Car Driver Walks Again Thanks to Arrow Technology

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Paralyzed Racecar Driver Walks Again Thanks To New Technology

Twenty-one years ago, former Indy race car driver, Sam Schmidt, hit the wall at 200 mph during practice laps and was paralyzed from the shoulders down. Thanks to Arrow’s SAM Suit, Sam is walking 21 years after his racing accident.