Spinal Cord Injuries

  • 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Gabe Rodreick rises above spinal cord injury to continue writing music

    Treading North frontman Gabe Rodreick has been making music nearly all his life. When he was a sophomore in high school, having played piano since age 5, Rodreick was accepted to the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley. But the summer before his junior year began, Rodreick traveled to ... 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 >>

  • News

    October 25, 2000

    Sick and Tired

    A tragic accident, underpaid, overworked personal-care attendants, and one pissed-off patient