The Law Offices of CHARLIE WATERS 

Representing the Seriously Injured & Victims of Wrongful Death Since 1981

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Resources

In serving our clients we work hard to stay abreast of emerging medical treatments and breakthroughs.  We consider that a necessity and an absolute responsibility to those we represent.  We also follow and support outstanding injury-related associations and support groups.  Connecting our clients to the information, services, and resources offered by these organizations is an important part of what we do.

We gladly share the following list to assist you and your family as you confront and overcome whatever may be your injury challenge.  We will be right there with you every step of the way.

 

SPINAL CORD INJURIES

Associations and Organizations:

1)    American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), www.asia-spinalinjury.org
Group of medical and other professionals engaged in treatment of spinal cord injury: to promote and establish standards for health care, education, to foster research and to facilitate communication between members.

2)    Canadian & American Spinal Research Organization, www.escro.com
An alliance of the CSRO and ASRO to help us maximize research and the fund raising efforts. Dedicated to the improvement of the physical quality of life for persons with a spinal cord injury through targeted medical and scientific research.

3)    Center for Paralysis Research (CPR), www.vetpurdue.edu
The Center for Paralysis Research at Purdue University was founded to both develop and test promising methods of treatment for spinal cord injuries.

4)    Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, www.christopherreeve.org
A merger of the American Paralysis Association and the Christopher Reeve Foundation. Supports research to develop effective treatments and a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Includes the Paralysis Resource Center which provides a comprehensive, national source of information for people living with paralysis and their caregivers to promote health, foster involvement in the community, and improve quality of life.

5)    Facing Disability, www.facingdisability.com
A web resource with more than 1,000 videos drawn from interviews of people with spinal cord injuries, their families, caregivers and experts.

6)    Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure, www.fscip.org
FSCIPCC is a non-profit educational group dedicated to the prevention, care and cure of spinal cord injuries through public awareness, education and funding research.

7)    International Campaign for Cures of Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis-NCBI, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14968108
An affiliation of organizations working to fund research into cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. This site has been created as an information resource for interested individuals, organizations and governments who wish to understand more about, and perhaps, contribute to spinal cord injury research.

8)    Life Rolls On, www.liferollson.org
A subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury, and utilizes action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis.

9)    Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, www.themiamiproject.org
University of Miami School of Medicine is the world's largest, most comprehensive research center dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for paralysis that results from spinal cord injury.

10)    Mike Utley Foundation, www.mikeutley.org
Committed to providing financial support of selected research, rehabilitation and education programs on spinal cord injuries. The Foundation seeks financial assistance through special events, fund-raising, and corporate and individual support throughout the United States and Canada.

11)    Morton Cure Paralysis Fund, www.mcpf.org
Organization dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries by raising money for spinal cord injury research. In its brief history, it has raised over $1 million despite being in all-volunteer organization. Because of that efficiency, nearly 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to research. The MCPF uses a peer review process of experts to allocate its funds to the projects that offer the most potential for moving science forward.

12)    National Spinal Cord Injury Association, www.unitedspinal.org
Mission is to enable people with SCI to make choices and take actions to achieve their highest level of independence and personal fulfillment. Includes current articles/news, injury information, chat, message boards, and a quarterly publication and other areas.

13)    Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), www.pva.org
A resource center for veterans and for all American with a spinal cord injury or disease, as well as their families and the professional communities who serve them.

14)    Roman Reed Foundation, www.romanreedfoundation.com
Provides support and funding for the research in the field of spinal cord injury and regenerative medicine — being conducted by leading universities, scientists and institutions — in the quest for a cure for paralysis.

15)    Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, www.samschmidt.org
Helps individuals overcome spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders by funding scientific research, medical treatment, rehabilitation, and technological advances.

16)    Spinal Cord Injury Information Network, www.uab.edu/medicine/sci
Provides news and events, research projects, general information, and statistics.

17)    Spinal Cord Injury Network International (SCINI), www.spinalcordinjury.org
SCINI is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating access to quality health care by providing information and referral services to spinal-cord-injured individuals and their families.

18)    Spinal Cord Society (SCS), www.scsus.org
An international organization for cure research and treatment of spinal cord injury paralysis and related problems. Site includes headlines from the SCS newsletter on cure research, current SCS research projects, and other information on SCS. 100% of its research funding goes for research.

19)    United Spinal Association, www.unitedspinal.org
Formerly the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, a nonprofit that provides information and services to individuals with spinal cord injury and disease regarding benefits, disability rights advocacy, wheelchairs and barrier-free design.

20)    W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, www.keck.rutgers.edu/
The Center is situated at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The SCI Project encompasses the research program devoted to care and cure of spinal cord injury. This site describes the people, the research programs, and the mission of the Center. Also provides support and information for the community, including the forum.

21)    Will2Walk Foundation, www.will2walk.org
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring attention to current spinal cord injury research and treatment while enhancing the lives of those with spinal cord injuries. Educational programs, life-skill mentorships, public awareness programs and community outreach services are the primary elements of the mission.

Books

1)    Spinal Cord Injury:  A Guide for Living (a Johns Hopkins Press Health Book), Sara Palmer, PhD (2008).

2)    Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with Spinal Cord Injury:  Moving Ahead with Your Life, Mayo Clinic (2009).

3)    The Spinal Cord Injury Handbook, Richard C. Senelick (2010).

4)    Life on Wheels:  the A to Z Guide to Living Fully with Mobility Issues, Gary Karp (2008).

5)    We’re Good—The Power of Faith, Hope, and Determination, Meg Keesham McGovern (2018).