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More Upcoming Events:
The 3rd Annual Take a Veteran Sailing
The NSCIA CT Chapter and Sail Connecticut Access bring you a day of sailing, food and fun!!
- Sunday, Sept 15, 2013
- Brewerís Point Marina,
Special Thanks to our sponsors MovingWithHope and Veteranís Assistance League, Inc.
For more information please visit www.sailctaccess.org
VOL VIII - 2013
4th Twilight Gala Raised More Than $25,000
The National Spinal Cord Injury Association Connecticut Chapter (NSCIA CT) held its 4th Annual Twilight Gala on March 9, 2013 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Connecticut. The event was hosted by Brad Field, NBC Connecticutís Chief Meteorologist, and honored Paul Nitz, a four-time member of the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Team, who won three consecutive Gold Medals at the International Paralympic Games.
The event raised more than $25,000.00 for the organization to continue provide support and resources to the spinal cord injury community in Connecticut. Attendees had an opportunity to make donations directly towards the NSCIA CT Chapter Quality of Life Grants through a live auction.
Advanced Wheels Gives Back to the Community
In an industrial park off Bradley Park Road, a small family-run company fills an essential niche by building, selling and servicing vans that are adapted for people in wheelchairs.
Founder John Quandt started Advanced Wheels in 1988 in a small 5,000-square-foot shop with support from the town of East Granby. Twenty-five years later, the company moved in March into a newly renovated 15,000-square-foot facility, also in East Granby.
The company works to customize vans so that they work for the specific challenges facing each individual, Quandt said.
Stem Cell Injections Improve Spinal Injuries in Rats
from the UC San Diego Health System
An international team led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reports that a single injection of human neural stem cells produced neuronal regeneration and improvement of function and mobility in rats impaired by an acute spinal cord injury (SCI).
The findings are published in the May 28, 2013 online issue of Stem Cell Research & Therapy.
Martin Marsala, MD, professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, with colleagues at UC San Diego and in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and The Netherlands, said grafting neural stem cells derived from a human fetal spinal cord to the ratsí spinal injury site produced an array of therapeutic benefits Ė from less muscle spasticity to new connections between the injected stem cells and surviving host neurons.
Traveling with a Disability and/or Medical Condition Ė TSA Care Help Line
TSA Cares is a helpline to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions. TSA recommends that passengers call 72 hours ahead of travel to for information about what to expect during screening
Travelers may call TSA Cares toll free at 1-855-787-2227 prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint. TSA Cares will serve as an additional, dedicated resource specifically for passengers with disabilities, medical conditions or other circumstances or their loved ones who want to prepare for the screening process prior to flying.
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