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Integrating Perspectives in Spinal Cord Injury Research

March 1, 2020 was the submission deadline for Mission Connect's new research funding award, Integrating Perspectives in Spinal Cord Injury Research. Five highly promising investigations were submitted before the COVID-19 crisis began and are currently in the hands of members of Mission Connect's External Review Committee (ERC).

Moran Camp Xtreme Goes Virtual!

To relieve the sense of isolation, and keep happy memories of Moran Camp Xtreme (MCX) alive, Genny Gomez, Director of MCX, is bringing camp activities to the kids virtually. Giving families time to adjust to their new schooling from home routine, in one week, kids can begin watching their inbox for exciting activities.

A Valentine’s Message from Emily Conner Hempel

Most people think that when a person becomes paralyzed that the person simply cannot walk anymore. However, the reality is that there are quite a few systems of the body that are effected by a spinal cord injury (SCI). Body temperature regulation, skin breakdown, high/low blood pressure, neurogenic bowel/bladder issues, osteoporosis, muscle contracture, decreased lung capacity, hypersensitivity, potential sexual dysfunction, and decreased metabolism (I’m sure I missed a few). Not to mention the psychological and social effects of an SCI or disability.

Taste of TIRR Rescheduled for October 8, 2020

Never Fear...Taste of TIRR has been rescheduled! Maudie Werlin and Cynthia Adkins have been hard at work coordinating with the River Oaks Country Club and chef John Tasar to reschedule our 2020 Celebrity Chef's Dinner. The new date is Thursday, October 8. Taste of TIRR was nearing sell-out before COVID-19 closures became eminent. This means we still have seating available for guests who had not yet responded or had a conflict on the original date.