Jack Jablonski Bel13ve in Miracles Foundation is driven to advance medical research and innovative treatments that are achieving victories over paralysis. Our vision is a world where paralysis is no longer permanent.
From July 20 to August 24, BEL13VE Foundation is participating in the GIVE Twin Cities Challenge hosted by Minnesota Monthly Magazine to raise funds for the next patient in the Mayo Clinic epidural stimulation study. Your gift to BEL13VE will help fund the next patient, and also help BEL13VE win the $25,000 first place prize in the Give Challenge.
And every dollar you donate to BEL13VE through the GIVE Twin Cities Challenge will be doubled by matching gifts from generous donors until we reach our goal.
The big message here is that people with a spinal cord injury no longer need to think they have a lifelong sentence of paralysis.”
Dr. Roderic Pettigrew, Director
Paralysis is no longer permanent. The miracle is now out there. It’s called epidural stimulation, and it is already helping trial patients regain some of the functions and mobility they had been told they’d never have again.
Thank you golfers, sponsors, and volunteers for coming together to help make recovery possible.
The first epidural stimulation procedures were successfully performed on human patients with chronic paralysis at the University of Louisville beginning in 2011. The amazing results achieved were reported in medical journals in 2012 (Lancet) and 2014 (BRAIN).
The Mayo Clinic’s successful replication of these results, published in April 2017, completes an important step that is essential to securing FDA approval for general use of this procedure to restore abilities once considered permanently lost with paralysis.
More than 6 million Americans live with paralysis today, including 1.3 million who suffered an injury to their spinal cord.
Together, we can get up from anything. Believe. —Jack”