Kevin Ring

Kevin Ring – and why supporting SpinalCure is so close to his heart

Horse racing is clearly in the blood when it comes to Kevin Ring. As a former jockey, Kevin rode with distinction for over 30 years before becoming involved with the Tasmanian Jockeys’ Association, where he has held a number of…
Walk on book cover with David Prast smiling on front

Pioneering work of quadriplegic recognised in book ten years after his death

The life of a remarkable quadriplegic from Perth who introduced an innovative model of exercise rehabilitation to Australia and helped pioneer research – which is now leading to spinal injured people gaining movement and even walking again – has been…
Camila Quel de Oliveira

SpinalCure Scientist series: Dr Quel de Oliveira talks SCI research and robotics

SpinalCure speaks to Dr Camila Quel de Oliveira, the lead researcher on a study testing the feasibility of robotics-assisted game-based arm and hand rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). This study is funded by SpinalCure, due to its potential…
Image of Gwenyth in the garden with red tulips

Gwenyth MacNamara’s generous legacy

Gwenyth MacNamara’s great passions in life were her family, St Kilda football club and horse racing.  She also lived much of her life with debilitating back pain after a car accident followed up with a laminectomy, which probably wasn’t very…
Keith Evans, SpinalCure supporter

SpinalCure supporter profile: Keith’s close call

At 87 years old, Keith Evans was inspired to make his first donation to SpinalCure after reading ‘Penguin Bloom’. The Bloom’s honest true story of how their world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves Sam paralysed. Upon…
Sam Bloom at NeuRA trying neurostimulation

eWalk trial study lead, Simon Gandevia, explains the trial and the vision

Professor Simon Gandevia of NeuRA, lead scientist on the eWalk neurostimulation trial, explains how this gold standard trial is aiming to improve walking and other functions in people with incomplete spinal cord injury. This research was instigated by SpinalCure, and…