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This blog is a record of events in the life of Joseph Taggart and his family since his spinal cord injury while body surfing in Guatemala in January 2006.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

May I Have Your Autograph Please

Joseph: Media Star
Joseph was in the news a couple of more times this last week. This time on KSL TV5. The first story, like the one last week was on the state budget cuts and the disability community. He got his boss at the Disability Law Center to come down and be a part of the interview as well. Here is storys video link: Cuts to state program could mean loss of independence ... and the video (sorry about the short ads on the front)

The other story was about the O'bama approval for stem cell research: FDA clears way for stem-cell therapy testing on humans and the video included an interview with Joseph at Neuroworx.

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Joseph has written a couple of op-ed pieces for the local news as well, which will be published this coming week. More on that next time.

The Papers to Prove It
This week Joseph received his two diplomas in the mail, one a BA in Political Science, the other a BA in International Studies.

NeuroWorx Board
Joseph has been asked to serve on a fundraising board at Neuroworx. This is a real honor and an opportunity to "pay-it-forward" as they raise funds to build a wonderful new facility to serve those like Joseph who need physical therapy etc. Click here for a link to an introductory Neuroworx video (also with an interview of Joseph).

The Rest of the Family
The rest of the family is doing great as well. Tim declared today the "Official end of using crutches" day. and will be hobbling around on his boot now. (He still plans on scooting between meetings for efficiency however). We have been surviving with the help of Elizabeth and Joseph's friend Matt Smith lately, for which we are grateful. . . and the grandkids continue to delight.


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