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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 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 Bag. The awards start at 3 pm. Trophies will be given to the...

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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,...

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Today is the Day! Let’s Break the #ATWorldRecord Together!

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Have you ever been part of a world record? Now’s your chance. We’re under way on our #ATWorldRecord attempt! We need your help TODAY to claim the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the most users to take an online DIY assistive technology lesson in 24 hours to raise awareness for affordable assistive technology on the… Continue Reading »

‘Dancing Molecules’ Successfully Repair Severe Spinal Cord Injuries

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After single injection, paralyzed animals regained ability to walk within four weeks Northwestern University investigators have developed a new injectable therapy that harnesses “dancing molecules” to reverse paralysis and repair tissue after severe spinal cord injuries. In the new study, published in Science, investigators administered a single injection to tissues surrounding the spinal cords of paralyzed… Continue Reading »

Justice Department Sues Uber for Overcharging People with Disabilities

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The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber) for charging “wait time” fees to passengers who, because of disability, need more time to enter a car. Uber’s policies and practices of charging wait time fees based on disability have harmed many passengers and potential passengers with disabilities throughout the country. The… Continue Reading »

Brain Implant Translates Paralyzed Man’s Thoughts Into Text With 94% Accuracy

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A man paralyzed from the neck down due to a spinal cord injury he sustained in 2007 has shown he can communicate his thoughts, thanks to a brain implant system that translates his imagined handwriting into actual text. The device – part of a longstanding research collaboration called BrainGate – is a brain-computer interface (BCI),… Continue Reading »

Construct spinal cord-like white matter to promote straight axon growth and myelination, repair spinal cord injury

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Studies have found that simple cell transplantation is difficult to achieve targeted differentiation of stem cells into functional cells in the complex microenvironment of spinal cord injury. The advantage of the tissue engineering strategy is that it can design the optimal combination of scaffold materials, seed cells and biologically active factors according to the specific… Continue Reading »