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    25 Years Later, Buoniconti's Close to a Cure

    25 Years Later, Buoniconti's Close to a Cure
    Paralyzed football player making impact through Miami project
    By ADAM KUPERSTEIN
    Updated 3:49 PM EDT, Thu, Oct 21, 2010
    October 26th marks the 25th anniversary of the end of Marc Buoniconti's football career.

    It also marks the beginning of a life that's had a greater impact than football ever could have.

    25 years ago, Marc Buoniconti, the son of former Miami Dolphins Hall-of-Famer Nick Buoniconti, was paralyzed from the neck down while playing in a college football game for The Citadel.

    "Sometimes, it seems like yesterday," Buoniconti said Wednesday.

    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local-b...105409303.html

    #2
    I dunno if I buy it. I think it's still a long ways off.
    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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      #3
      Originally posted by Curt Leatherbee View Post
      I dunno if I buy it. I think it's still a long ways off.
      FDA approval or a cure?

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        #4
        Are they really pushing this? I'm honest here, i don't know very much about them but... 25 years -> 0 clinical trials?
        Don't ask what clinical trials can do for you, ask what you can do for clinical trials.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Chaz19 View Post
          FDA approval or a cure?
          Both of those.
          "Life is about how you
          respond to not only the
          challenges you're dealt but
          the challenges you seek...If
          you have no goals, no
          mountains to climb, your
          soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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            #6
            Schwann cells are a remylination strategy for the acute phase. MP's been beating the same drum for many, many years. MP opened the NY Stock Exchange with this news 2-3 years ago.

            While other smaller groups are already in clinical trials, MP continues to tout their "clinical trial initiative" plans.

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              #7
              You know I don't want to bash the Miami Project because they have been successful raising awareness of SCI Research in the General Public, I remember when my son was paralyzed that was one of two places I had heard of the other being the Christopher Reeve Foundation and I knew nothing oabout SCI at the time.

              But 25 years and $350,000,000.00 later and nothing even in clinical trials yet ??? Maybe Marc should start spreading the wealth around to other research centers that might be able to get some results.

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                #8
                Originally posted by rjames View Post
                But 25 years and $350,000,000.00 later and nothing even in clinical trials yet ??? Maybe Marc should start spreading the wealth around to other research centers that might be able to get some results.
                350M$?? OMG. You have any sources for that?

                Thank you.
                Don't ask what clinical trials can do for you, ask what you can do for clinical trials.

                Fenexy: Proyecto Volver a Caminar

                http://www.fenexy.org (soon in english too)

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by 0xSquidy View Post
                  350M$?? OMG. You have any sources for that?

                  Thank you.
                  From the article linked in the original post:
                  Today, they have a staff of 250 doctors, scientists, technicians, researchers and Marc, the president. And it's not just a title. Despite being a quadriplegic, he's actively involved. He leads fund-raising efforts, which have brought in more than $350 million, and he's the biggest champion for a cure, which is more realistic now than ever before.
                  stephen@bike-on.com

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by rjames View Post
                    But 25 years and $350,000,000.00 later and nothing even in clinical trials yet ??? Maybe Marc should start spreading the wealth around to other research centers that might be able to get some results.
                    Especially considering that Geron has spent 150 million and 11
                    years on GRNOPC1. Wise is working on an even slimmer budget
                    and his trial is for chronic sci.

                    Buoniconti obviously knows about Geron's trials and probably
                    Wise's too. I wonder what he thinks of MP's progress in comparison?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
                      From the article linked in the original post:
                      Today, they have a staff of 250 doctors, scientists, technicians, researchers and Marc, the president. And it's not just a title. Despite being a quadriplegic, he's actively involved. He leads fund-raising efforts, which have brought in more than $350 million, and he's the biggest champion for a cure, which is more realistic now than ever before.
                      Thanks, i flew quickly over and overlooked it. I'm really interested in see how this money has been spent. Any clues on how to get some of this?
                      Don't ask what clinical trials can do for you, ask what you can do for clinical trials.

                      Fenexy: Proyecto Volver a Caminar

                      http://www.fenexy.org (soon in english too)

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by 0xSquidy View Post
                        Thanks, i flew quickly over and overlooked it. I'm really interested in see how this money has been spent. Any clues on how to get some of this?
                        Well, they managed to make babies for quite a few couples where the SCI men had low sperm counts.
                        "Life is about how you
                        respond to not only the
                        challenges you're dealt but
                        the challenges you seek...If
                        you have no goals, no
                        mountains to climb, your
                        soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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                          #13
                          To be fair, I think some went on quality of life spending.

                          Where's DA? LOL. This is his cue to point out the obvious, which I don't wanna.
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                            #14
                            Another thing, I don't know where this fits into the funding, but MP has long been one of the go-to spots for ppl w/ sci that need spinal surgery. Doesn't Dr. Barth Green work out of MP?

                            The longer this goes on, the more I see the need for services along w/ cure research. We're a high-maintenance group.

                            Anyway, Marc B. has paid his dues. I'll criticize when I've raised 10% of the cash he has. That will be never.
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                              #15
                              Barth Green is actually the Dr. who started the Miami Project originally along with Mark and his Father Nick.
                              "Life is about how you
                              respond to not only the
                              challenges you're dealt but
                              the challenges you seek...If
                              you have no goals, no
                              mountains to climb, your
                              soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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