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Money for brain, spinal injury victims spent on frivolous items, report states

...ATLANTA - A state trust fund aimed at helping brain and spinal injury victims lead normal lives has barred its funds from...from state auditors. But the director of the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund said the report doesn't paint a full picture...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/13/met_147397.shtml
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Banks relieved after scary spinal injury

DAVIE, Fla. -- Korey Banks feared the worst while laying on the field with a spinal injury Saturday, but the Miami Dolphins cornerback expects to recover and continue competing for a starting job. "From a football standpoint...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/17/pro_425603.shtml
NFL
Chances `almost 100 percent' Fittipaldi will walk again

...further treatment. He is scheduled for lower back surgery Thursday at Jackson Memorial Hospital, which has an acclaimed spinal injury center. "The chances are almost 100 percent he'll be able to walk," neurologist Barth Green said after an initial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/11/oth_214534.shtml
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Beck releases first of 2 planned albums in 2014

...We're here to play music and have a good time."So it might come as a surprise to many fans that Hansen suffered a spinal injury that kept him from making music in the usual ways for a significant portion of the last decade. He doesn't talk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2014-02-27/beck-releases-first-2-planne
Paralyzed Augusta man regains independence through Medicaid program

...the same of the former painter, who in September 2010 fell off an 18-foot ladder in Atlanta and suffered a severe spinal injury that paralyzed his body and legs.With the help of his nursing staff and Walton Options, Cummings regained his independence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-01/paralyzed-augusta-man-regains
Jarvis Jones closing in on David Pollack's season-season sacks record at Georgia

...Jones has played two after transferring from Southern California, where he wasn't cleared to play after suffering a spinal injury."He's been very productive obviously," Georgia coach Mark Richt said Wednesday. "Probably more than we could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-12-26/jarvis-jones-closing-davi
Police retirement fund, county programs benefit from traffic ticket fines

...misdemeanor or felony charges."Additional charges are collected by the state to fund driver education, brain and spinal injury trusts, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Crime Lab.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-06-12/police-retirement-fund
Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones to enter NFL Draft

...season after transferring from Southern California, where the doctors would not clear him to play after he sustained a spinal injury during his freshman season.Freshman Jordan Jenkins could be the next elite pass-rusher for Georgia."Guys tend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-01-04/georgia-linebacker-jarvis-jo
Robert Mobley

...been good to his family, offering support when his grandson, former EBA student Watson Mobley, was paralyzed from a spinal injury in February 2006 and then again when his son, John, died from cancer. He considered his gift as a payback to the...

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Do taste buds hold cure for spinal injury? On the tip of the tongue

Most people - even most scientists - wouldn't think that taste has anything to do with spinal cord repair. But not Lynnette P. McCluskey.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/05/met_80208.shtml
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