Spinal Cord Injury, International Center for

Baltimore Sun: Disabled athletes shine in Baltimore Running Festival

October 13, 2012
Nine Kennedy Krieger patients and numerous staff formed the Institute’s inaugural team for the Baltimore Running Festival.

Erin Michael ran the relay race in the Baltimore Running Festival last year and saw a few disabled racers — but thought there could be more. The 29-year-old therapist at Kennedy Krieger Institute encouraged and then helped train nine patients who finished the race Saturday. Michael ran the 5K, then raced back a mile to watch her proteges.

Baltimore Magazine: The Extra Mile

October 1, 2012
A patient sets out to overcome his paralysis and walk the 5K for Team Kennedy Krieger in the 2012 Baltimore Running Festival.

Doctors told him he’d be in a wheelchair by the time he was a teenager. Well, he’s miraculously beaten the odds and, this month, will be walking in his first 5K at the Baltimore Running Festival. “By the grace of God, I’ve strived to keep myself active and healthy,” he says. “I’m 58 and still going strong.” Sersen, of Joppatowne, has someone else to thank—the team at Kennedy Krieger’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) where he started therapy in 2008. Read more.

Voice of America: Recovered quadriplegic inspires people with spinal cord injuries

May 31, 2011
Our own Pat Rummerfield shares his story of recovery and hope.

Pat Rummerfield is used to being described as a walking miracle. More than three decades after breaking his neck in several places, Rummerfield cannot only walk, he can also run and is considered to be a fully-functional quadriplegic. Read more.

Spinal Cord Injury Updates - Fall 2012

The Fall 2012 Newsletter of the the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury.

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In My Own Words: John Manison

November 2, 2012
“You can do whatever you want as long as you put your mind to it.”

John Manison is an 18-year-old freshman at Ashland University in Ohio. He is dedicated to his rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury and focused on achieving therapy goals en route to living his life without a wheelchair.

Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Annual Meeting

Sep 3 2012 (All day) - Sep 5 2012 (All day)

Rio All-Suite Resort
3700 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103

About the Event:

A representative from the Human Resources Department at Kennedy Krieger Institute will be attending the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals on September 3-5, 2012 at the Rio All-Suite Resort in Las Vegas, NV. This meeting will focus on cutting edge and innovative strategies to promote and achieve successful outcomes following SCI/D.

Living the Possibility

Kennedy Krieger Spokesman Proves That Recovery Is Possible Following A Spinal Cord Injury

Patrick RummerfieldFor someone who has been paralyzed from the neck down, the idea of ever walking again, driving a car or even doing something as simple as giving a friend a hug probably seems like a distant dream.

Blue Grass, Wine Tasting, Money Wheels and More at The Annual Stompin' for the Cord Fundraiser

August 31, 2010
Event to benefit the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute

(Baltimore, MD) - The 3rd Annual Stompin' for the Cord event will feature wine tasting, guided vineyard tours, silent and live auctions, a money wheel, and a 50/50 drawing, and will take place at Boordy Vineyards in Hydes, Maryland, on Saturday, September 25. Guests will once again enjoy an evening of country style BBQ, wine, and bluegrass music.

International Center For Spinal Cord Injury Receives $20,000 Donation From Iowa Group To Advance Spinal Cord Injury Research

January 22, 2008
Spinal Cord Organization for Research and Enrichment (S.C.O.R.E.) Commits Funds to Kennedy Krieger's World-Renowned Center

(Baltimore, MD) - The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute recently received a $20,000 donation from the Iowa-based Spinal Cord Organization for Research and Enrichment (S.C.O.R.E.) to support the Center's promising and innovative research. ICSCI will use the funds to support stem cell and regeneration research, specifically applying the donation to primate studies currently underway in Columbia, South America.

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