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2014-07-23 23:23:50

French joins the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation's effort to cure paralysis in next decade. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Joining Conquer Paralysis Now as its first champion in the movement to cure paralysis in the next decade is Paralympic silver medalist and quadriplegic Jennifer French. As a result of a snowboarding accident, French became a quadriplegic from a spinal cord injury in 1998. Now, she has joined a new effort to help find a cure for paralysis. “People...

2014-05-27 23:09:46

Embarking on a truly global adventure, encompassing 34 locations worldwide — VisitandCare.com joined the Wings for Life Foundation to help fund research into curing spinal cord injuries. The event united individuals across the globe to run for those who can’t. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 VisitandCare.com helped to create a piece of history on May 4th, as the team geared up for the Wings For Life World Run 2014. The pioneering event embraced tens of thousands of runners for a...

2014-05-23 23:03:29

Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation Refocuses as Conquer Paralysis Now with Competition, Cash Prizes Indianapolis (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has set his sights on a bold new mission: curing paralysis within the next decade. To achieve this goal, Schmidt is refocusing the efforts of his 14-year-old foundation. In 2000, he became a quadriplegic after a test-driving accident in Orlando and soon after launched the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation....

2014-05-04 20:21:07

Calum Neff and Haley Chura are U.S. champions in worldwide game of chase SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a remarkable global race with no finish line, 35,397 runners from around the world simultaneously ran today in the first-ever Wings for Life World Run, a race dedicated to funding research into spinal cord injury. In the end, the last male and female running were Ethiopia's Lemawork Ketema in Austria and Elise Molvik in Norway, who ran for 48.83...

2014-03-26 08:28:38

Diverse Group of Athletes Unite in Raising Awareness and Funding for Spinal Cord Injury Research SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 3 million people currently living with a spinal cord injury, and each year 250,000 are traumatically injured - the main cause being traffic accidents. The Wings for Life World Run is a first of its kind running race organized to raise awareness and funds for spinal cord injury research. The event will take place on May 4, 2014...

2013-10-15 23:33:34

Push to Walk staff attended the Working 2 Walk Science & Advocacy Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts on September 27 and September 28, 2013 hosted by Unite to Fight Paralysis. Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Unite to Fight Paralysis began holding W2W in 2006 to bring research scientists, practitioners, investors, spinal cord injury (SCI) survivors and family members together. Attendees travel from all around the world to attend this annual conference to gain greater knowledge...

2013-06-27 23:37:06

Local Tampa area orthopedic ambulatory surgical center, The Bonati Institute advises pool-goers to use extreme caution when diving this summer season. More than 850 spinal cord injuries result from diving accidents each year. Hudson, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The Bonati Institute recommends pool-goers use extreme caution this summer season. According to an article published on May 13 in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the University of Alabama at Birmingham National Spinal Cord Injury...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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