Matthew Rodreick

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Spinal cord bill dead in House and Senate

    It's been a frustrating week for Matthew Rodreick. Committees in the House and Senate have released their budgets for health and human services programs, and a bill that would fund curative spinal cord injury research in Minnesota is absent from both. Rodreick originally brought the idea for the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Watch Chris Kluwe spend a day in a wheelchair

    Last October, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe spent an entire day in a wheelchair for a documentary on spinal cord injury. The movie premiered at Brave New Workshop in January, just after lawmakers introduced a bill that would fund curative spinal cord injury research in Minnesota. As it now looks like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Spinal cord bill supporters make final plea to legislators

    For supporters of a bill that would fund progressive spinal cord research in Minnesota, these next few days will be crucial in convincing legislators that their cause is worthy enough to make the cut. As of this morning, the bill -- known as the Jack Jablonski/Gabe Rodreick Bill, after two young Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Spinal cord injury bill passes first hurdle

    A bill that scientists say could be key to furthering spinal cord injury research in Minnesota passed its first committee hearing Monday afternoon. Introduced by Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, the proposed legislation would designate $8 million from the state's general fund to curative spinal c ... More >>

  • News

    January 23, 2013

    Gabe Rodreick hopes U of M research could be key to walking again

    Sen. Jeff Hayden introduces bill to fund curative spinal cord science

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Sen. Jeff Hayden introduces spinal cord injury research bill

    Sen. Jeff Hayden introduced a bill at a capitol press conference this afternoon that would appropriate $4 million in state funds to be used for curative spinal cord research in Minnesota. The subject of this week's cover story, the bill was inspired by the story of Gabe Rodreick, a 20-year-old from ... More >>