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Thoughts on Cripface (also why you should avoid "Me Before You")

I was just going to do a post on the upcoming film “Me Before You,” which has been getting a ton of backlash lately for its portrayal of disability. 1,734 more words

More Good News From CIRM-Funded Spinal Cord Injury Trial

It’s been less than a year since we last reported on the CIRM-funded Asterias Biotherapeutics trial for spinal cord injury (SCI), and we already have more – still preliminary – but good news to share. 740 more words

CIRM News

Can acupuncture help Chronic Urinary Retention due to Spinal Cord Injury?

Chronic urinary retention (CUR) is a long-term condition that develops when your bladder does not empty completely when you urinate.
So far,no systematic review has been published on the use of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic urinary retention (CUR) due to spinal cord injury (SCI). 149 more words

Know Your Rights: Voting with Disabilities

It’s a big election year, and millions of Americans with disabilities will be heading to the polls to elect new officials and vote on important issues. 425 more words

Spinal Cord Injury

Beer and Big Ideas at Philly’s Pint of Science Festival

No PhD? No problem. Over some cold brews this week, Drexel University scientists will be chatting about their research in language understandable to even those who struggled through high school biology. 407 more words

Science & Technology

Awareness

For a long time I have put off writing my first post because I just did not know where to begin. However, with yesterday being Spinal Cord Injury Awareness day, I’ve found it has provided me with the perfect opportunity to spill some facts and pair them with my own experiences. 1,202 more words

Awareness

Life is Different Now

It’s been over 3 years since the accident that caused me to be paralyzed. At first, I was so accepting of it all… I think the reason I could accept it so easily is that I KNEW I was going to be healed. 1,067 more words