SO many fascinating stem cell stories going on right now.
Here are 3 great videos of SCIers talking about their treatments (adult stem cells via an IV and embryonic stem cell injections), including a 20 year-post quadriplegic’s quest to see if they can maybe help him too. Read this entry
Sabrina Cohen, a C3-5 quad, saw her whole life change on Halloween in 1992 after she left a party with friends. All it took was being a passenger in a car (that decided to suddenly join in on a drag race) for her life to be completely altered.
The car hit a tree, with Sabrina breaking her C3 through C5 vertebrae. But even though she was only 14, she started honing her advocacy skills from the get-go.
In this video you can see one of the first speeches she gave after injury, where she speaks to fellow high school students on the power they have to say ‘no’ to bad decisions.
Despite always holding out hope she’ll get better one day, Sabrina wasn’t about to let her life go on without her. After high school, she went on to graduate with a degree in Communications from the University of Miami and received a masters in Copywriting from the Miami Ad School.
She also started her own ad agency SabCo Productions in 2003. But despite all of her academic and professional success, something was still missing from Sabrina’s life – advocacy. Read this entry
And Cpl. Matt Cole deserves this opportunity, that’s for sure. He was paralyzed in an insurgent attack in 2005, and has been paralyzed from the chest down since. A New Orleans chef and an amazing fighter, I hope he gets some movement back. Even the tiniest improvement helps.
If you’ve glanced at the news lately, it seems the time is nigh for a for a spinal cord injury (SCI) cure. What’s the world buzzing about? The FDA giving Geron (a bio-med corporation in California) the go-ahead to begin the first ever human trials in the United States using embryonic stem cells. Full article…