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Congrats The Miami Project's Dr. Lemmon & Dr. Park: "Research Team Awarded $2 Million by NIH to Study Targets to Promote Axon Regeneration"
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31st Great Sports Legends Dinner Raises Millions for Miami Project to Cure Paralysis via @UMiamiMedicine
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Gloria Estefan says accident that nearly killed her led her to help find spinal injury cure with The #BuonicontiFund | Miami Project via Fox News Latino
Christian Slater was honored during the 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria. Also there representing Miami were Gloria and Emilio Estefan.
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This is Miranda McCoy #FacesOfParalysis: “Almost 9 years ago, the life I knew so well was ripped out from underneath me. I was an active 17-year-old, driving on a road I had been on for as long as I can remember. The resulting car accident left me a quadriplegic. The doctor gave me a spinal cord injury diagnosis and all I could think was “What about my life of basketball and cheering?” In a matter of seconds, life as I knew it shattered into a million pieces and all I could do was watch. I am from a small town but the unwavering support I received from my community and surrounding area made me feel like I was the luckiest girl. As time passed and I began my recovery, a friend referred me to Project Walk in Orlando. For 2 months in the summer, I spent my days working out, finally feeling like I was doing something physically challenging. I met peers who were going through the same life changes and I started to feel normal again. While I was there, the Orlando Chapter of The #BuonicontiFund to Cure Paralysis was hosting a local event, a Luau. I did some research and felt a personal closeness to Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc's situation. I was excited to attend the Luau and happy to support a wonderful cause. After meeting Nick, I knew that helping others suffering from this injury was more important than ever before.
I'm now 25-years-old and doing my best to change where my life will go. I am incredibly thankful that there are so many outlets for immediate care, recovery, and above all, support for the SCI community. We are a family that needs to stick together and as long as I'm fighting this battle I will do whatever I can to help other people going through the same issues. When I was injured, all I could do was watch while the world as I knew it fell apart. This is me now putting those pieces back together.” #SpinalCordInjuryAwarenessMonth
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In our newest FDA approved clinical trial, potential subjects are being recruited to begin screening for our Brain/Machine Interface study involving a Medtronics device that decodes thoughts targeting arm movement. #SpinalCordInjuryAwarenessMonth
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In 2013 Danielle Press, suffered life-threatening injuries in a boating accident off the coast of Key Biscayne, FL. Just 11 days shy of her 26th birthday, Danielle had several deep, lacerating injuries to her left leg. Arriving at Ryder Trauma Center, doctors discovered that the sciatic nerve in Danielle’s left leg, which controls the majority of movement and sensation, had been completely cut and separated. Luckily Danielle did not suffer a spinal cord injury but the nerve damage resulted in paralysis from the knee down. The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis’ Dr. Allan Levi, a University of Miami/ Jackson Health Systemneurosurgeon, obtained approval from the FDA to perform a unique procedure on Danielle, combining standard nerve grafting with her own Schwann cells, in hopes of regeneration the nerve and restoring function.
“Running has been one of my last goals with regard to my physical body and what I can personally do to strengthen my recovery. I haven't ran more than 1km since the accident and that has been only on the rare occasion. After attending the 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The #BuonicontiFund, I felt so inspired, so on the 3rd anniversary of my accident I thought I would run 1km, then suddenly I thought I should run 2km, and the next thing you know I was running the 3km. I ran it for myself, for my friends and family, and for everyone that can't.” Danielle Press #FacesOfParalysis
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Paralyzed, Pregnant UK Woman Perseveres, Finishes Half-Marathon in 5 Days via ABC News #FacesOfParalysis
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The 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner was filled with so many #facesofparalysis and supporters of our quest to #cureparalysis. Thank you to all of our Legends, Honorees, attendees and supporters for making it a truly memorable night.
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It’s National #SpinalCordInjuryAwarenessMonth. Spinal Cord Injury 101: What Is Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)? The spinal cord is the main pathway between the brain and the rest of the body. SCI occurs when the spinal cord becomes damaged, most commonly, when motor vehicle accidents, falls, acts of violence, and sporting accidents fracture vertebrae and crush or transect the spinal cord:
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We are in the 2nd week of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and continuing the #FacesOfParalysis campaign in order to raise awareness for spinal cord injury. Marrianne Rooprai was in a car accident in 2004 and as a result, suffered a spinal cord injury. Based in the UK, Marrianne regularly visits The Miami Project/The#BuonicontiFund. “Since my injury in 2004, I've supported a number of research projects but having the opportunity to work with the Miami Project has been a real highlight. I can't wait to return.” - Marrianne Rooprai
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Led by Dr. Allan Levi, The Miami Project has completed our subacute Phase I Schwann cell safely trial. This is the first cellular therapy trial for spinal cord injury that has completed its proposed enrollment. We enrolled 9 subjects and successfully transplanted 6 individuals using a new cellular therapy surgical procedure. Subjects are showing no unwanted risk factors, which is very good news and is the primary goal of the trial. Evidence for small changes in trunk sensation is being reported after transplantation and one subject has experienced a conversion from complete to incomplete status. #SpinalCordInjuryAwarenessMonth
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Bid now on the incredible auction items for the 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The #BuonicontiFund! The auction is open to everyone, whether you will be attending #GSLD31 or not. Check out jewelry donated by Phillips House, evening bags donated by Victoria's Designs, a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, Royal Caribbean Cruise 7 day European Cruise for two and much more.
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The world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center located in Miami, Florida
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In 1985, Barth A. Green, M.D. & NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti helped found The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game.Today, The Miami Project is the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center and a designated Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The Miami Project’s international team is housed in the Lois Pope LIFE Center & includes more than 250 scientists, researchers & clinicians who take innovative approaches to the challenge of spinal cord injury. Committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury & to seeing millions worldwide walk again, the Buoniconti family established The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis in 1992, a non-profit organization devoted to assisting The Miami Project achieve its national & international goals.

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