KARRN members Sasha Rabchevsky (plus his students and post-docs in his lab) and Jason Jones (plus his family) recently participated in interviews for The Cure Map’s project. Lexington was its 18th stop. In the filmmakers’ own words, “Over the next year, two women, a dog named Milo, and a lineup of friends and collaborators will be traveling around the country. So here we are, beginning our efforts to make a difference. To educate the world about current Spinal Cord Injury research; why it always seems so close yet so far away, and to inspire faith in its future. To share the many stories of people affected by paralysis … we are wildly determined and maybe a little crazy. So if we can help find a cure for paralysis in any way by making this film, then we will have accomplished what we set out to do.”
Congrats to Heidi McKenzie and Brandy Brock, who have received scholarships to attend the 2017 No Barriers Summit in North Tahoe, CA! This organization encourages people of all abilities and with all types of challenges to push past their boundaries and see what they are capable of achieving. Erik Weihenmayer, its founder, has a personal foundation called the “Reach Foundation.” The Reach Award acknowledges individuals who have broken through personal barriers in order to elevate their family, their community and the world. Summit activities include Adventure, Sports and Recreation; Arts & Culture; and Educational Sessions. KARRN member Sasha Rabchevsky has been attending for years. Have fun, everyone!''
Great work by our KARRN member University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI)!
Read the entire story by Whitney Harder, Amy Jones-Timoney, and Kody Kiser at UKNow and see the video below: