KSL 04/14

Epidural Stimulation Gives Hope

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"Being able to move my legs, my toes, my ankles is just a huge change in my life for my self-confidence and my quality of life," Shillcox said.

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KSL 04/14

Electric Device Triggers Movement

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I'm not supposed to be able to move and I'm not supposed to ever walk, but when they implanted this stimulator it proves that things are happening that shouldn't be.

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KSL 08/15

Told He Would Never Walk Again

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"Just to get that feeling again to stand, it's emotional at first," said Shillcox, who lives in Heber City. "Now I want to stand every chance I get."

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KSL 02/17

Dreams Do Come True

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Dustin stood from his wheelchair holding on to a walker. The preacher announced them husband and wife. He paused to get his balance and put one hand on her shoulder, and then the other. She placed both hands on his hips.

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The Wall Street Journal 04/14

Paraplegic Shows Gains

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A new study gives the greatest indication yet that people paralyzed by spinal-cord injuries can regain voluntary movement in their legs and feet even years after their initial injuries, researchers said.

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BBC 04/14

Paralyzed Men Move Again

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"The fact that this can be demonstrated in patients with so-called 'complete' injuries, where there is total loss of muscle and sensation is, on the face of it, remarkable."

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Fox News 04/14

Zapping Spinal Cord

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“It was very exciting and emotional," Shillcox told the Associated Press. "It brought me a lot of hope."

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Fox News 04/14

New Hope

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Paralyzed men move their legs again after electric stimulation

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Fox News 10/15

Defying Odds in NYC Marathon

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Also participating in his first marathon with Team Reeve is Dustin Shillcox, 30, who made news earlier this year as one of four paralyzed SCI patients who underwent groundbreaking epidural stimulation. Shillcox recovered the ability to voluntarily move his legs and stand, as well as critical autonomic functions.

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CBS 04/14

Innovative New Therpay

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Dustin Shillcox was left paralyzed from the chest down after a 2010 car accident. He never showed any hint that he would regain movement, But since the implantation of a spinal cord stimulator more than a year ago, Shillcox can move his legs and wiggle his toes.

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CNN 04/14

Spinal Cord Research

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"That's a difficult thing to go through life not having," he said. "It just changed my entire life. It's extraordinary and amazing."

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CNN 01/15

Sexual Function

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"It's a life-changer," agreed Andrew Meas, one of three other men who received the stimulator as part of a paralysis experiment at the University of Louisville. The men, who all experienced varying levels of sexual dysfunction, say their sex lives returned to normal once the stimulators were implanted.

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CNN 07/15

How Paralyzed Patients Are Able To Stand

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"I can stand up for more than half an hour," said Dustin Shillcox, who was paralyzed in a car accident five years ago. "It's awesome. It's amazing. It's a hopeful feeling."

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NBC 04/14

The Wind On My Legs

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“The implications of this study for the entire field are quite profound and we can now envision a day where epidural stimulation might be part of a cocktail of therapies used to treat paralysis,” said Susan Howley, executive vice president for research at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

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People 11/15

Competing in NYC Marathon

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The 31-year-old from Green River, Wyoming, is paralyzed from the chest down, but that didn’t stop him from racing in the marathon and crossing the finish line in one hour, 46 minutes and 49 seconds.

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The Salt Conference 05/16

Dustin's Story

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Will Reeve addressed a packed room during a presentation at the SALT conference in which he highlighted the unprecedented momentum occurring in spinal cord research and how we are moving closer to his dad's dream, a world of empty wheelchairs. Take a look at this exclusive video. Please donate today to fuel life-changing research. ReeveBigIdea.org

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Red Bull Wings for Life 05/16

Wings For Life World Run

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Shillcox joined the Wings for Life World Run as an ambassador to further his efforts to elevate awareness of sufferers of spinal cord injuries, and to help raise money to expand and extend the epidural stimulation study to more people. With 100% of Wings for Life World Run entry fees going directly to fund spinal cord injury research, you can help make that dream a reality.

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