The “SPINAL CORD INJURY SCIENCE AND RESEARCH REPORT” is a culmination of a mother’s decade long search for the scientific answers that still remain too elusive to bring about recovery for those in need of a therapy to overcome the ravages of paralysis. It serves as a daily reminder to my readers and is a gift of love for family members that believe in the hope and promise of a better future for their loved ones left fighting and suffering everyday. My life’s journey in the quest to learn and share these answers may help guide others in their search along the same unknown pathway.
This science and research report shares my interest in regeneration, rehabilitation and recovery methods that will lead to therapies for paralysis. There are compiled articles on research projects that target various types of injury and the wide array of destruction that occurs over time. Both the injuries themselves and the potential therapies are complex, making it difficult to pinpoint which stem cell variety or particular drug therapy could promote regeneration, foster repair and help cure paralysis. It is imperative for the community to support solid pre-clinical experiments to prove safety and efficacy on appropriate animal models and for our scientists to allow appropriate lag time to encompass the true chronic state of paralysis. In addition, the community should stay informed on the progress being made in research and science in order to make educated decisions about where to lend its support.
Chris Powell, Alliance Nebraska
The darkest moments of our lives are not to be buried and forgotten, rather they are a memory of the unrelenting human spirit and our capacity to overcome the intolerable. Vince Lombardi