The month of September has been designated by the U.S. Senate as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.
Did you know…
- Every 48 minutes someone in the U.S. is paralyzed from a spinal cord injury.
- An estimated 1,275,000 individuals in the United States live with a spinal cord injury and millions of people worldwide are living with paralysis. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for spinal cord injuries.
- An estimated 100,000 of those individuals living with a spinal cord injury are veterans who suffered the injury while serving as members of the United States Armed Forces.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month resolution was sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) in order to educate people on the state of health care and treatment for people with spinal cord injuries. In addition, it serves to highlight advances in spinal cord injury research and honor those living with such an injuries.
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month also helps to raise awareness of preventive measures as well.
For more information on spinal cord injury research and for ways to help support the efforts to find treatments for spinal cord injury, please visit the Buoniconti Fund website.