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    researchers and companys;the monetary reward for finding a cure.

    researchers have made giant steps toward the cure of sci paralysis
    with a very small budget. not 1 billion combined has been
    spent on sci research in the past 22 years. however with a population
    of 400,000 sci and a cure costing $20,000 to apply, a profit
    of $8 billion is the result.


    we would all give a lot for a cure. however how much
    can we afford to pay for a cure?


    i can only afford a cure if the cost is:
    0
    under $5,000
    0%
    0
    under $10,000
    0%
    0
    under $20,000
    0%
    0
    under $100,000
    0%
    0
    my insurance will pay and/or cost no issue for me.
    0%
    0

    #2
    AT LEAST $100K and I'll pay for half or more.

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      #3
      everyone vote please. very important.

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        #4
        more votes please.

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          #5
          if you havent voted, please do so...this vote is very important.
          it may speed up a cure...

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            #6
            Tell me the $$$ needed (cost) of the cure and believe me I'll find the money. [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img]

            All of us will.

            Onward and Upward!

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              #7
              dr young i hope you are taking notes of these early results.

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                #8
                dr young this poll is showing a good profit can be made
                from cure paralysis.

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                  #9
                  interesting poll ...

                  ...but I still don't think that throwing money at a problem will guarantee a cure.

                  Look at all the millions, perhaps billions spent on cancer...and still no cure.

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                    #10
                    PDC. On your cancer comment. Many different types of cancer. Striking millions. Therefore much more time, $$$ needed.

                    Sci, although unique for everyone in terms of type of injury tends to have pretty consistent post injury problems, i.e. bladder, bowel, pain, etc. And therefore, imho, an easier task towards a cure. Believe me, enough money thrown at sci there will be a cure. The medical community does not economically benefit from prolonging effective therapies. We are too small of a market. In fact I would venture to guess that the pharmaceuticals, biotechs, etc. have more economic incentive to cure us rather than perpetuate our injuries. Mainly, because once sci is solved other cns maladies will benefit and vice-versa. The markets for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, are big and will continue to get bigger as the baby boomers age (at least 10-15 yrs or so before the max).

                    Yes, money and demographics will solve the sci problem and many more. Supply and demand will always drive our economy. [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img]

                    Onward and Upward!

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                      #11
                      pd, this isnt about throwing money at research.
                      the poll is showing a huge profit can be made from the
                      group that finds the cure. the results so far is not what
                      i expected.

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                        #12
                        ahhhh I see Da...

                        ...I understand your post a bit better now.

                        Still, the 8 billion you suggest will be spent by the patients to recieve the cure can only be calculated that way if you actually believe that everyone will be able to afford to pay.

                        We here on the internet are the elite of the sci community. The facts are that the majority of sci'd folks don't have access to the internet like we do. The facts are that the majority of sci'd folks don't have a personal health insurance plan and even if they did I doubt very much that the entire cost would be paid out. The logic that "if they cured us it would save them money" is only a reality IF the cure fixed us 100%. Now I know you don't agree DA but the majority of sci'd folks feel that a partial cure is more realistic, especially in the early stages...this means that even after forking out the dollars for a cure the insurance companies will still be on the hook for the cost of the partial care.

                        For the majority of sci'd people the reality of a cure is not ONE single treatment, the reality of a FULL CURE is one of multiple treatments that may or may not be synchronized for our needs.

                        Lastly...the 8 billion dollars you propose to be an incentive for others to push for a cure is only a drop in the bucket when compared to the billions of profit being made if we stay in the chairs.

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                          #13
                          pd,
                          20,000 is not that much. the price of a van.
                          its affordable. besides we spend more than 20,000 a year
                          on care anyway....

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                            #14
                            It'll be way more...

                            ...than 20 grand DA. You'll be lucky if 20 grand covers the cost of rehab.

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                              #15
                              i'd worry about rehab. later....just fix the cord.
                              i dont need rehab to regain sensation.

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