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2022 Summer Showdown Auto Show & Silent Auction

The 2022 Summer Showdown Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show / Silent Auction will be Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 10 am to 3 pm. At Valor Traditional Academy “The Castle” 11501 Schlatter Road, Louisville, KY 40291 (off Bardstown Road, 2 Miles South of Gene Snyder) Get Directions It WILL be one of the two shows at The Castle this year! Vehicle Registration is $20 from 10am to 1pm. Pre-registration before July 10, 2022 is $15! Open to all Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles. The first 100 vehicles will receive a Dash Plaque and Goodie...

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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

The 2021 Summer Showdown Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show / Silent Auction will be Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 10 am to 3 pm. At Valor Traditional Academy “The Castle” 11501 Schlatter Road, Louisville, KY 40291 (off Bardstown Road, 2 Miles South of Gene Snyder) Get Directions Vehicle Registration is $20 from 10am to 1pm. Pre-registration before July 10, 2021 is $15! Open to all Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles. The first 100 vehicles will receive a Dash Plaque and Goodie Bag. The awards start at 3 pm. Trophies will be given to the...

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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,...

Spinal Cord Injury News

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

A congressman wasn’t allowed on a flight — because of his wheelchair

Wheelchairs powered by lithium-ion batteries are growing in popularity, but airline workers have mistakenly prevented some passengers, including Rep. Jim Langevin, from boarding planes When Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) made plans to travel to military bases in Italy last month, the Defense Department called ahead to make sure his power wheelchair would be permitted on… Continue Reading »

AbleOutdoors.net

AbleOutdoors.net

Able Outdoors’ mission is to show the world what we can do in the outdoors, to bring the entire adaptive equipment field into one place, to be an information source for everything outdoors: hunting, fishing, travel and all types of outdoor recreation. We feel like we have to pay-it-forward. We both had a lot of… Continue Reading »

Finding Meaning and Joy After Spinal Cord Injury

Preethi Srinivasan was an 18-year-old with a bright future in sports and academics. A state-level medalist in swimming, she was also a proficient cricket player and dreamed of representing her native India in cricket. Her academic achievements were equally stellar, and she was enrolled in a 5-year MBA course in Chennai, India. “My life was… Continue Reading »

Bringing effective treatments to people with spinal cord injury: Meet Dr. Wise Young

Charles River Labs

Meet our sixth disruptor Dr. Wise Young. He and his team have embarked on a nearly impossible mission to cure spinal cord injuries. With the success of this treatment in clinical trials, Dr. Young’s hope is to bring this treatment to patients in need, around the world. Charles River provides essential products and services to… Continue Reading »

Maintaining Your Health After A Spinal Cord Injury

Maintaining your health post-injury can be challenging. United Spinal Association is here to provide you with the information and resources you need to make it easier. “Often, people with spinal cord injury or disorder do not have specialists in their area or access to specialized information,” says United Spinal Association’s Nurse Information Specialist Jane Wierbicky,… Continue Reading »