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Tulane Player To Receive Disney Spirit Award

his year’s Disney Spirit Award will be given to Tulane University football player Devon Walker who sustained a spinal cord injury last year.

12/01/2013

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Miami Project Performs First Schwann Cell Transplant

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has taken their first step in a clinical trial involving the transfer of Schwann cells to assist in the healing of a spinal cord injury.

CBS4–01/24/2013

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: Eric LeGrand #52 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights enters the stadium to be honored on Senior's Day at center field with head coach Greg Schiano of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights before a game against Cincinnati Bearcats at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. LeGrand was paralyzed during a kickoff return in October 2010. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bucs Announce Signing Of DT Eric LeGrand

Pro sports often gets a bad rap for the number of arrests and bad behavior of the players and teams. But sometimes, a team does something that has the potential to inspire millions.

CBS4–05/02/2012

Mark Buoniconti arrives at the 21st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at the Waldorf Astoria September 19, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images for Alan Taylor)

Marc Buoniconti Unveils First Wheelchair-Accessible Car

The very first wheelchair-accessible vehicle was unveiled Tuesday afternoon in Miami by Marc Buoniconti.

CBS4–10/18/2011

(Photo Credit: Hollywood Fire Dept.) Hollywood firefighter Derek Avilez broke his neck while skimboarding on Sept. 30, 2010.

Firefighter Injured In Skim Boarding Accident Improving

A Hollywood firefighter who suffered a spinal cord injury during a skim board accident at Hollywood Beach is improving.

CBS4–02/09/2011

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