Here is a snapshot of the Australian stats for spinal cord injury (SCI).
Mostly young people, mostly car accidents and the fiscal cost is $4b but on a personal level, the true cost is too immense to measure.
Recently, I was invited to a cocktail event at the Park Hyatt, Sydney where Professor V. Reggie Edgerton PhD. spoke about his collaboration with SpinalCure Australia.
His work is regarded as a game-changer and a significant breakthrough in helping people with paralysis regain control of limbs and bodily functions.
After a long history of high expectations and hope, research and results are moving in the direction of optimistic certainty.
There are lots of different charities all worthy of donations of our time, money and expertise. SpinalCure is one to consider when it comes EOFY, tax time and simply when you feel moved to make a difference in some way. It’s likely that ways to re-gain mobility and function after spinal cord injury will happen in our lifetime. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this revolutionary development.
The SpinalCure logo of a person leaping out of a wheelchair will become reality.
Images and information in this post are from the pdf issued by SpinalCure – it accompanied the invitation to hear Professor Egerton speak last week at the Park Hyatt.