I was, back in '72 for about three months. It wasn't an SCI; I got "blowed up pretty good" as the saying went during my last tour in Vietnam, and was stuck on wheels while I healed up. After I got out I worked with some guys as a volunteer peer-counselor for the VA while I was finishing school. Man, if this technology had been available back in the day, it would have been nothing short of a miracle.
Once this treatment is available, veterans' groups are going to be all over it, and the visibility of its impact is going to be tremendous. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Did you know that car accidents cause around 39% of spinal cord injuries? That's around 4000 a year, and most of the injured are kids in their late teens and early twenties. Costs of care are pretty high too, averaging about a quarter of a million dollars a year (when you factor in hospitalization costs and initial therapy).
Clearly, this therapy (scaffold AND hydrogel) can be a game-changer. Enjoy the ride - or better still, the run.
As I was looking into info about baseball re Citifield, Mets, SCI Awareness Day etc etc, I came across an article titled Diamondbacks draft paralyzed Arizona Player . June 9th Cory Hahn in 34th round.
Cory was injured during slide into second base in Feb 2011. Brought tears to my eyes ....then a smile to my face knowing, Cory will definitely benefit from our wonderful little known,as of right now, company NVIV. Things will be exploding shortly ,as the world finds out there is hope for the SCI community . The outcome is
simply hard to fathom. Love your input mike.
Thanks. Just a quick question: are you still in HZNP? If you are, you should take a look at gunnerab's posts based on Bloomberg data - looks like the upcoming earnings is going to be a real blowout and the price and volume action this past few days supports it. Just in the nature of a heads up.