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December
06,
2017
As a medic and firefighter, Adam Bacon, 36, of Lexington, S.C., had previously seen and helped care for people with catastrophic injuries. But nothing could have prepared him for the day he would sustain a devastating cervical spinal cord injury. It
November
29,
2017
As a rising senior in high school, Rob Kozarek, now 28, had plans to play football in college. A car wreck that summer resulted in multiple broken bones, including a T-4 to -5 spinal cord injury, derailing those dreams. But looking back now, Rob
November
23,
2017
The last few months of the year – and also the first few of the next one – give us the opportunity to both reflect in gratitude of the year passed and also to anticipate the promises of the year ahead. At Shepherd Center, we are
November
22,
2017
Though often called the most wonderful time of the year, the holidays can present challenges, especially for those with a disability. Here are some tips for keeping the focus on family and fun. 1. Family The holidays can be stressful with family
November
17,
2017
November 4 marked one of Shepherd Center’s finest hours – a triumph of great philanthropy, showing the high esteem in which the nationally recognized spinal cord, brain injury and related conditions treatment center is held by Atlantans.
November
14,
2017
There’s a picture on James Carnes’ Handi-Capable Facebook page of a bright blue motorized cage called a rock crawler lying on its side on a Tennessee mountain, knobby tires spinning in the air. The caption, written by his incredulous
November
01,
2017
“This is a video of me chasing my dream,” reads the caption on 32-year-old Quinn Hogan’s Facebook page. Dated May 29th, 2017, the video shows Quinn inching down the hallway at Shepherd Center with the aid of a walker. The
October
16,
2017
Shepherd Center, in collaboration with MobileSmith, has added a home-based exercise program to its free mobile app SCI-Ex, which promotes fitness for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). The update includes video demonstrations of adaptive exercise
October
11,
2017
So much has improved over the past few decades for Americans with disabilities. In general, the public has become more aware that people with disabilities deserve equal opportunities in society and workplaces. Sidewalks, buildings, even houses have
October
09,
2017
Shepherd Center is collaborating with Microsoft to collect user feedback on the accessibility and usability of its products and services from people with disabilities. The Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) now connects Shepherd
October
02,
2017
A regenerative medicine clinical trial, which includes some Shepherd Center patients, reports that 67 percent of a second group of study participants with spinal cord injury have recovered two or more motor levels on at least one side during a