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    Sticky: Vancouver Paralympics

    For those who are considering Vancouver for the Paralympics check out my blog for travel on the seawall and throughout Stanley Park. www.wcsportscentre.blogspot.com

    And if there's something you...
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    There's a group chatting you can find through...

    There's a group chatting you can find through www.sp-foundation.org. They are based in the U.S. but have people signed up from around the world.
  3. Willgo - a new lever drive system for chairs

    There's a good review for the Willgo wheelchair, a new lever drive chair that's much better than the other lever drives, at http://www.wcsportscentre.blogspot.com. They've also got a posting about...
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    There's a new review for Nu-Drive at...

    There's a new review for Nu-Drive at http://wcsportscentre.blogspot.com/.

    Sounds interesting.
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    I'm looking forward to those pics SCI OTR. :)

    I'm looking forward to those pics SCI OTR. :)
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    Thanks Joe. I tried out the GTX and found the...

    Thanks Joe. I tried out the GTX and found the performance great. I really wish it would work for me but the problem is, I can't sit down first and then drop the foot plate. And I'm not sure how long...
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    I'm back and still searching for the right chair....

    I'm back and still searching for the right chair. Being that I need a foldable chair with flip up feet (not swing-away) that is as light and rigid as possible, it looks like a tilite is the best...
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    Thanks hawkeyes, this is exactly the information...

    Thanks hawkeyes, this is exactly the information I'm looking for.:)
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    Hi Fubar, thanks for your feedback. I won't...

    Hi Fubar, thanks for your feedback.

    I won't be lifting the chair over my head. I'll be standing inside the driver's door and hanging onto the seat with my left hand while I lift the chair into...
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    Tilite 2GX or what"

    Is this 2GX the chair for me? And what do I need to pay attention to when ordering -angles, hts, wheels, accessories, that kind of thing? This is my first chair and I want to get it right.

    I have...
  11. Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia is a genetic (most...

    Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia is a genetic (most of the time) disorder which causes progressive spasticity to the lower leg muscles (usually limiting itself to the legs but not always.) See...
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    Would an Honda Element work for you? There are...

    Would an Honda Element work for you? There are suicide doors so maybe you could be seated in the driver's seat then swing the chair in behind the seat. I have an Element but I'm not in a chair yet....
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    Thanks for the update Ian. It's good to know...

    Thanks for the update Ian. It's good to know that research for HSP (that's what I have) is being done worldwide and hopefully someday they'll have some answers.
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    I doubt if they'll be closing their doors to...

    I doubt if they'll be closing their doors to anyone, just as long as someone is paying the bills. That's my guess.
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    As a Canadian I do appreciate the gratitude but...

    As a Canadian I do appreciate the gratitude but The Blussom Spinal Cord Centre is not a gift from 'Canadians'. There's likely just a few Canadians who know anything about it.

    It began as a...
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    Everyone here should know that the Blusson Spinal...

    Everyone here should know that the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre is A REAL BIG DEAL.

    From their phamphlet:

    "A shared Vision. A Common Goal.

    Blussom Spinal Cord Centre is home to the largest...
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    I know this is old but the issue still remains...

    I know this is old but the issue still remains -tackling stairs. I have no problems going up but I go down -backwards. It looks funny but it's really easy that way.
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    I was there for the grand opening! It was...

    I was there for the grand opening! It was wonderful! I happened to be sitting up front with all the dignitaries -those known in B.C. anyway, like Mike Harcourt and Sam Sullivan. And here's the man of...
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    Rascasse, HSP can not be found with a simple...

    Rascasse,

    HSP can not be found with a simple blood test. There is no test definitive to HSP. Doctors may give that diagnosis simply because there is progressive spasticity in the leg muscles,...
  20. Hsp & Pls

    For those of you with HSP or PLS check out the website sp-foundation.org. It is filled with info and is very active, even with a newsgroup. They fundraise through Teamwalks where everyone gets...
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    I found this website looking for info on Bieke...

    I found this website looking for info on Bieke Biotech and its treatment with stem cells. Does anyone have any idea whether this treatment might be applicable to hereditary spastic paraplegia?

    By...
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    Whity and others. For FSP go to...

    Whity and others.

    For FSP go to sp-foundation.org. There is plenty of info there and a newsgroup you can join. Also Dr. Fink is very well linked to that. It is based in the US but gets members...
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