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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,...

2014 Yankee Candle Fundraising

2014 Yankee Candle Fundraising

Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation is selling Yankee Candles to raise funds for our Quality of Life Grant program. When you order from one of the links below the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation will receive 40% profit for each item you...

RAFFLE: XBOX ONE (Day One Edition) + Game

RAFFLE: XBOX ONE (Day One Edition) + Game

The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation is raffling a Factory Sealed XBOX ONE (Day One Edition) console with a Day One Edition game, RYSE Son of Rome. This is the Limited Day One Edition of XBOX ONE. This edition was a one time release and is no...

Cookbook Fundraiser

Cookbook Fundraiser

We will be publishing a cookbook filled with the best recipes from the best cooks in our community – and we need your favorite recipes! The cookbooks will cost $10 each! All of the profits from the sale of the cookbooks will go to the Michael...

2013 Dine For A Good Cause! @ Wick’s Pizza

2013 Dine For A Good Cause! @ Wick’s Pizza

Bring this coupon in to Wick’s Pizza Parlor & Pub (Shelbyville Road) on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 and Wick’s Pizza will donate a portion of your total food and beverage purchase to Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation. Valid on dine-in or...

Inaugural Kentucky Congress on SCI

May 10th, 2013 from 9:00 to 4:00 The Lexington Convention Center (next to Rupp Arena) Mission: The Mission of the Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is to hold an unprecedented one-day meeting (Summit) to gather individuals with SCI from...

2012 Pampered Chef Fundraiser

2012 Pampered Chef Fundraiser

The Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation is hosting an online Pampered Chef Party. We will receive at least 15% of all sales! Please help support our cause and make your Pampered Chef purchase today! Don't wait, this fundraiser closes on August 31, 2012. Special thanks go to our friend Amanda Serafin.

Spinal Cord Injury News

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

First global Open Data Commons for preclinical Spinal Cord Injury research will be a ‘game-changer’

University of Alberta research team receives $3.3 million to create open-source database for international spinal cord injury research The University of Alberta and the University of California, San Francisco are teaming up to launch the world’s first Open Data Commons for preclinical Spinal Cord Injury research (ODC-SCI). A consortium of international organizations will be providing… Continue Reading »

Hope Grows for Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Severe spinal cord injuries (SCIs) — often called complete injuries by clinicians — are ones where no readable signal from the brain reaches the spinal cord beneath the trauma, resulting in total paralysis. The possibility that a patient with this type of severe injury might regain movement was once considered so remote that rehab has… Continue Reading »

Paralyzed Patients Regain the Use of Their Hands Thanks to Breakthrough Nerve Surgery in Australia

Recent surgical trials have bestowed new life on quadriplegics who can now return to activities they never thought they’d be able to do again, thanks to an innovative surgery that relocates nerves. A dirt bike accident in 2015 left Australian Paul Robinson, now in his 30s, paralyzed from the chest down. Robinson landed on his… Continue Reading »

UofL researchers finding ways to improve lives of spinal cord injury patients

University of Louisville researchers are finding ways to help those who suffer catastrophic spinal cord injuries battle other health problems related to their injury. One of the secondary health effects of severe spinal cord injury can be a dramatic drop in blood pressure, for example. The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at UofL has… Continue Reading »

Innovative watercraft, ski systems give those with spinal cord injuries freedom

EAST CANYON RESERVOIR — Like any sailor, Derek Sundquist soaked in the sights, smells and sensations of sailing on a breezy, sunny summer morning. But unlike most sailors, the 52-year-old’s exuberance had as much to do with the fact that he was in control as it did the joy of the sport. “The simultaneous feelings… Continue Reading »