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    Man in Motion Rick Hansen urges volunteers to ‘make it count’

    By Matthew Hoekstra - Richmond Review
    Published: April 23, 2013 11:00 AM
    Updated: April 23, 2013 12:03 PM

    Rick Hansen sought to inspire others by embarking on his Man in Motion World Tour nearly three decades ago. More recently, he urged the nation’s difference-makers to be the inspiration through the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay.



    On Monday, Hansen told a Richmond audience it was their turn to inspire.



    “I hope when you leave this evening you’ll be thinking about what is it that you can do to take this moment and make it count,” said Hansen, speaking to a River Rock Show Theatre audience from his wheelchair on stage. “To be able to think about one kind act to be able to push our community one step forward: one day, one year, one new generation at a time.”

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    http://www.richmondreview.com/news/204330721.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Quad View Post
    Here is a more complete report on the funding:



    http://icord.org/news/2013/04/grant-...ures-at-icord/



    Doesn't that quote "World without paralysis after spinal cord injury" hung up directly behind Mr. Hansen state exactly what Dennis from Stem Cells and Atom Bombs has been trying get the Hansen Foundation to commit to? Cure not Care?

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    Here's a paper published in collaboration with RHI researchers exploring the relationship between depression and secondary complications in people with SCI. Read the abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23559028

    I hope they will not spend the 2 millions/year on this kind of research..

    Paolo

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    Quote Originally Posted by manouli View Post
    Man in Motion Rick Hansen urges volunteers to ‘make it count’

    By Matthew Hoekstra - Richmond Review
    Published: April 23, 2013 11:00 AM
    Updated: April 23, 2013 12:03 PM

    Rick Hansen sought to inspire others by embarking on his Man in Motion World Tour nearly three decades ago. More recently, he urged the nation’s difference-makers to be the inspiration through the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay.



    On Monday, Hansen told a Richmond audience it was their turn to inspire.



    “I hope when you leave this evening you’ll be thinking about what is it that you can do to take this moment and make it count,” said Hansen, speaking to a River Rock Show Theatre audience from his wheelchair on stage. “To be able to think about one kind act to be able to push our community one step forward: one day, one year, one new generation at a time.”

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    http://www.richmondreview.com/news/204330721.html
    Pretty cool to include the ISS:

    At Monday’s event, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield paid tribute to Hansen through a pre-recorded video from the International Space Station, where Hadfield is orbiting the Earth.

    Hadfield was a difference-maker himself, participating in the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay. Before launching into space last December, Hadfield took his relay medal with him. As he spoke, the medal floated in the space station’s zero-gravity environment.

    “It’s your turn to be a difference-maker,” said Hadfield, who is expected to return to Earth May 13. “You can make changes in your own community and you can make changes in the world.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by paolocipolla View Post
    Here's a paper published in collaboration with RHI researchers exploring the relationship between depression and secondary complications in people with SCI. Read the abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23559028

    I hope they will not spend the 2 millions/year on this kind of research..

    Paolo

    I think their helmet safety projects will eat a nice chunk of that.

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    Jackass alert in this foundation...I'm speechless

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    Quote Originally Posted by ay2012 View Post
    That same article in the Vancouver Sun:

    The purpose of this story is not to undermine the exceptional service that Hansen and his foundation have provided to disabled people. It is to review the stewardship of the millions of dollars that public and private donors have contributed to the foundation.

    Neither Hansen nor anyone else at the foundation agreed to be interviewed for this story.

    Written questions were met with limited responses and in some cases, no answer at all.
    http://www.vancouversun.com/business...451/story.html

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