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
“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
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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