DUNCAN Julia Ann Barnett, 49, Lexington, KY, widow of Bill Duncan, died Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at the UK Markey Cancer Center.
Born May 10, 1959, she was the daughter of Helen Brisbay Barnett of Lexington, KY and the late Bob Barnett. Mrs. Duncan graduated from Transylvania University and received her Masters Degree from the University of Kentucky. Mrs. Duncan was the Director of Spinal Cord Injury Recreation and Athletics for Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital.
Sherry Hixenbaugh is the new titleholder and was crowned in November as Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2007.
She is an employee of Jefferson Community College in Louisville. Sherry believes that a positive attitude and determination will take you beyond life's obstacles. She believes everyone has the responsiblity to vote and keep knowledgable concerning political leaders because their decisions on social services can affect your lifestyle.
Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky is available for speaking engagements and appearances and looking forward to an amazing year.
2006 Summer Information Technology Internship for College Students with Disabilities: Administered by AAPD and sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in information technology are encouraged to apply. Accepted candidates will work in various agencies in the executive branch of the federal government.
January 1, 2006 the newly crowned Laura Reynolds begins her reign as Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky, 2006. She will represent Kentucky in August at the National MWA in Little Rock, Arkansas. Laura is a dynamic woman who loves sports of every kind. She is a student at Indiana University South studying journalism so that she can feature persons with disabilities and their accomplishments in print. She has a ‘can do’ attitude and her message is that persons with disabilities have the same hopes and dreams as others. They just have to meet those goals using their wheels instead of their legs. Laura is available for speaking engagements and appearances and looking forward to an amazing year.
INDIANAPOLIS – The 500 Festival officials announced today that the 30th Running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, the nation’s largest half-marathon, has surpassed its mark of 30,000 registrations. In an effort to accommodate more race enthusiasts who embrace this popular community event, the 500 Festival will expand the field to 35,000 entries. “The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon has become a signature event in Indianapolis.,” said Kirk Hendrix, President and CEO, 500 Festival. “As a community festival, we invite and appreciate as much participation as we can comfortably accommodate. Safety, security and participant experience drive our decisions.”
On Friday, October 18th, we asked our grassroots in the 18 states that have a member of the Senate Finance Committee to call, write and email their Senator(s) in support of an amendment that Senator Lincoln (D-AR) was offering on Medicare direct access. Senator Lincoln's amendment would have, if passed, provided a 10 state demonstration project over a 2 year period to assess the quality, cost-effectiveness, patient satisfaction, and safety of direct access for Medicare beneficiaries to outpatient physical therapy services.
Unfortunately, to reach an agreement on the 10 billion dollars in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid from the Senate Committee, all Republican amendments were withdrawn or negotiated to include in the revised budget package. The democratic amendments were withdrawn, offered then withdrawn, or failed. Due to the trend that amendments were failing on a 9 to 11 party line, APTA in consultation with Senator Lincoln agreed to have the Senator speak on the amendment and its value to patients served by physical therapists under Medicare, then withdraw before the vote.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An experimental therapy that combines stem cells and gene therapy to repair spinal cord injuries in rats may lead to a new way to treat the same injury in humans.
The therapy, described in the July 27 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, shows significant potential for repairing the spinal cord by regenerating a protective coating on the nervous system, said lead researcher Scott Whittemore of the University of Louisville.
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Washington , D.C. — The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) hosts a Washington, DC advance screening of the Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary MURDERBALL, about quadriplegic rugby, Sunday, May 8, 2005; 6:00 PM; Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW.
This “sneak preview” kicks-off the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Summit, “Facing Issues, Creating Solutions™” and the SCI Hall of Fame™.
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) sponsors a nationwide program known as Wheelin’ Sportsmen, which allows wheelchair-users or otherwise mobility-limited people to experience hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities that they might not otherwise participate in. In Wheelin’ Sportsmen events, mobility-limited people are paired with able-bodied volunteers who assist them in outdoor recreation, at no cost to the participant with disabilities.