Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis

In My Own Words: Marshall Garber

November 13, 2013
When a spinal cord mass left him paralyzed, Marshall’s life changed forever. It changed again during an adaptive ski trip arranged by Kennedy Krieger.

Marshall Garber

Marshall Garber is a patient at Kennedy Krieger’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury.

The Washington Post: Girl’s Therapy is Easier with Four-Legged Helpers

April 4, 2013
Kennedy Krieger’s inpatients benefit from animal-assisted therapy during intensive rehabilitation.

A few weeks later, Asheauna arrived for a months-long stay at Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute, a hospital that helps injured children and teenagers learn how to move again and how to perform activities that they need to do in everyday life. It can be hard work to learn how to use your arms and legs again, but Kennedy Krieger tries to make it as much fun as possible through activities including field trips, cooking lessons and an unusual program with four-legged friends.  

Working 2 Walk 2013

Sep 27 2013 (All day) - Sep 28 2013 (All day)

Boston Convention & Exhibit Center
Boston, Mass

About The Event:

Working 2 Walk is an annual symposium held by Unite 2 Fight Paralysis to bring together spinal cord injury research scientists, practitioners, investors and consumers for a discussion of current research and strategies that will accelerate progress toward cures for paralysis. Unite 2 Fight Paralysis is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the realization of curative therapies.

ScientificAmerican.com: Rewiring a Damaged Spinal Cord

April 4, 2013
Dr. John McDonald discusses his team's recent study finding that functional electrical stimulation cycling leads to physical and neurological improvements in an article highlighting several rehabilitation approaches.

When Christopher Reeve became quadriplegic, there was little hope for patients with spinal cord injury. Now researchers are combining what they know about the central nervous system’s ability to rewire and regrow with a new understanding of the hidden smarts of the spinal cord to dramatically improve treatments. Read more

Spirit Magazine: Patrick Rummerfield

May 1, 2013
A full-page story on Pat Rummerfield highlights his role as patient liaison in our own International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, his recent autobiography and his receipt of the Henry Viscardi Achievement Award.

After a 1974 car accident left Patrick Rummerfield a quadriplegic with 72 hours to live, Rummerfield beat the odds with the help of 17 years of intense therapy which allowed him to have mobility again in his arms and legs. Inspired by the challenges that he faced, he now has an even greater dream - to inspire others with disabilities to "keep the faith." Read more

ICSCI Fundraiser

Sep 8 2013 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Carlo's Italian Bistro
9926 York Rd
Cockeysville, MD 21030

About the Event:

Join us for an evening of fun, dinner, music, games, dancing, and silent auction at Carlo's Italian Bistro to benefit the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute. 

Can't attend the event? You can still make a donation. Visit the site for all the details.

Katie: One Bride's Inspiring Journey Down the Aisle

March 1, 2013
A patient of our International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) appeared as a guest on Katie Couric’s national daytime talk show, “Katie.” She spoke of how intensive therapy at Kennedy Krieger’s ICSCI made it possible for her to walk down the aisle on her recent wedding day.

When lupus left Perneita Fitzgerald paralyzed, some doctors told her she would never walk again. Yet, after countless hours of therapy at Kennedy Krieger, she was able to walk to her fiancé and tie the knot.
Watch the video.

Lower Extremity Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling Promotes Physical & Neurological Recovery In Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

March 4, 2013
Study by Kennedy Krieger’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury suggests activity-based restorative therapy programs may provide substantial benefits for persons with chronic SCI

Baltimore, MD -- A new study by Kennedy Krieger Institute’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (Epub ahead of print) finds that long-term lower extremity functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling, as part of a rehabilitation regimen, is associated with substantial improvements in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI).

Third Annual Spinal Cord Injury Symposium: Contemporary Trends in Spinal Cord Injury Management

Jun 17 2013 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

801 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Conference Room 202


Hosted by the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Third Annual Contemporary Trends in Spinal Cord Injury Management Symposium is a premier educational event geared toward physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, and other professionals who care for individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders.

Patient Question & Answer Session

Repeats every month on the second Friday until Fri Dec 13 2013 .
Jan 11 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Feb 8 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mar 8 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Apr 12 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
May 10 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jun 14 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jul 12 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Aug 9 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sep 13 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 11 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Nov 8 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dec 13 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us at one of our monthly Patient Question & Answer Meetings to address any physician, therapy, or research questions you may have.  Meetings are on the second Friday of each month from 12 PM to 1 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Each month will highlight a new & exciting spinal cord injury research topic, but any and all questions are encouraged!


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