Paralyzed Chinese Gymnast Sang Lan Pays Respects to Her Hero
Sang Lan, a former member of the Chinese national women's gymnastic team who suffered a severe spinal cord injury during competition at the Goodwill Games in New York in 1998, visited the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation on July 15, 2008 to pay her respects to her hero, Christopher Reeve. Peter Wilderotter, president and CEO of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, welcomed her at the Foundation.
The Multicultural Outreach Program is a public awareness initiative of the PRC. Launched in September 2004, this program aims to increase awareness of, and access to, the Paralysis Resource Center and its services among the Hispanic, African-American, Asian-American/Pacific Islander and Native American communities in the United States, and to promote informed health care decisions and active and independent living among these diverse groups, thus positively impacting their quality of life. For further details about PRC, call its toll-free telephone line at (800) 539-7309 or visit the Paralysis Resource Center.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Features numerous articles and resources on fitness, nutrition and healthy living.
The Miami Project to Cure ParalysisA research effort dedicated to finding effective treatments for paralysis.
The Miami Project to Cure ParalysisThe Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has studied functional electrical systems for exercise.
The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)Resources promoting physical activity for people, and for health, fitness and exercise professionals.
The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and SportsInformation on making exercise an important part of your life
The University of Miami School of MedicineOffers clinical information on stretching and range of motion exercises for people with paralysis.
The Uppertone SystemIntroduced in 1990 by a C4-C5 quadriplegic, the Uppertone System allows people with C4-C5 paralysis and below to do upper body exercises necessary for rehabilitation and maintenance, without assistance.
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