Spinal research steps ahead for cure

From The Australian, 12 April 2008:
SUPERMAN was one of the relatively lucky ones. The fall from a horse that crushed actor Christopher Reeve’s spinal cord may have robbed him of his ability to walk, move or even breathe without help, but he still had money, and he had support.
Unlike so many people incapacitated by spinal cord injury, Reeve was surrounded by a caring family and support, could afford the considerable expense of adapting his home and life to his new circumstances, and was also a powerful, visible campaigner for research into spinal cord injury.
It’s a far cry from the majority experience of spinal cord injury victims, most of whom are young men injured in accidents. Read more.

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