The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 31, 2008
Tom Brady was photographed limping outside his Boston-area home on Saturday and while he boarded the Patriots' team plane to head to the Super Bowl on Sunday without the protective boot, it stood as a reminder of the injuries that are inherent in the sport of professional football. As the excitement of the Super Bowl builds, Disaboom.com, the largest online community for people with disabilities, has pumped up its coverage of the convergence between football and disabilities sharing the inspirational stories from the gridiron.
The Disaboom.com Super Bowl section hosts a feature on Marc Buoniconti, son of NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a 1985 football injury. Nick Buoniconti is a member of the Patriots All-1960's AFL Team. In 1972, Nick was part of the undefeated Miami Dolphin's team which went on to win the Super Bowl. Now both Marc and Nick are huge supporters of "The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis" located at the University of Miami School of Medicine. The "Miami Project" is the world's largest comprehensive spinal cord injury research center dedicated to finding more effective treatments, with a cure for paralysis as the end goal.
The Disaboom.com Super Bowl site also includes a video interview with Nick and Marc covering the Miami Project's role in administering the treatment for Kevin Everett, a Buffalo Bills tight end injured earlier this season. Everett received a treatment his doctor learned at the Miami Project just months before, which some credit for allowing Everett to walk again.
Other elements of the Super Bowl site include:
Nick and Marc Buoniconti talk about New England Patriots efforts to tie the 1972 Dolphins' perfect record
A Look at How Football Players are Making a Difference Off the Field
Creating an Accessible Media Room
Dating a Football Fanatic
Stroke Champs: Former NFL Players Tackle Stroke Survival
Since its launch in 2007, Disaboom.com has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. The new Disaboom.com section on the Super Bowl can be found at http://www.disaboom.com, click on "Living", then go to the "Sports & Rec" section and that's where you'll find the Super Bowl videos and articles. You can also link to this section through the home page.
For more information on topics for people touched by disability, from healthcare to accessible homes and to join community blogs, log onto http://www.disaboom.com.
Disaboom, Inc. was founded to develop the first interactive online community dedicated to constantly improving the way people with disabilities or functional limitations live their lives. It will also serve as a comprehensive online resource not only for people living with such conditions, but also their immediate families and friends, caregivers, recreation and rehabilitation providers, and employers. There are more than 54 million American adults living with disabilities or functional limitations today in the United States alone. Founded and designed by doctors and fellow disaboomers to meet this community's specific needs, disaboom.com brings together content and tools ranging from specialized health information to social networking to daily living resources, in a single interactive site.
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