About SCORE

The history and work of SCORE occasionally find their way into media circles. This page serves as an archive of articles and press releases that discuss SCORE and its efforts to improve the quality of life for families coping with a spinal cord injury.

The Perfect Storm
UCLA Magazine, Summer 2004
On March 3, 1999, Anderson School classmates Sean Gjos, Eric Eisner and Ralph Vogel were playing for UCLA's club team in a national-championship ice-hockey tournament - the first time that the Bruins had made it into the postseason.

The game in Salt Lake City, Utah, had barely gotten under way when Gjos M.B.A. '99 went shoulder-to-shoulder against a player from Life University, a small college in Marietta, Ga. As they raced for the puck, a body check knocked the 6-foot-1-inch Gjos off balance and sent him crashing into the boards. A moment later he was down on the ice.
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Keanu Reeves Supports 'Revolution' in Paralysis Treatment
USAToday.com, August 20, 2003
As Neo in The Matrix, Keanu Reeves realizes he is 'the one.' In real life Reeves hopes to start a revolution in the treatment and care of people suffering from spinal cord injuries.

Reeves joined fellow celebrities and NHL stars last Sunday for a celebrity hockey game to benefit the Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment Foundation.
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UCSD Researchers Discover Mechanism of Natural Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury
UCSD School of Medicine News, March 13, 2001
Mark Tuszynski and colleagues at UCSD discovered that nerve fibers grew after injury without any intervention. The researchers are now studying what intervention could do to help growth.
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2 Positive People a Plus for Others
Chicago Tribune, October 8, 2000
J.J. O'Connor and Rob Komosa build a friendship through their efforts to help others.
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Section offers other side of athletics, big games
UCLA Daily Bruin, September 25, 2000
Sean Gjos stands as an example of athletes we can learn a lot from despite not being the best or a famous name.
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Non-Profit Foundation SCORE Donates $50,000 To Help Cure Paralysis
Business Wire, March 2000
In an effort to support spinal cord injury research, a non-profit foundation has donated a total of $50,000 to two key organizations -- the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis -- on March 17.
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Matt 'The Cat' Maw Set to Bounce Back
The Salt Lake Tribune, March 2000
Sure, Matt Maw is pumped by his promised April visit with Superman, but what he really wants to do is cross the street.
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Head Above Ice
UCLA Daily Bruin, June 1999
Paralyzed in a hockey game, UCLA's Sean Gjos is facing his toughest battle yet as he struggles to walk again.
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The Day One Bruin's Game Suddenly Stood Still
LA Times, April 1999
A routine body-check paralyzed MBA student Sean Gjos. Now his attitude and friends help him through.
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Jesse Billauer: Starting a Second Life
New Mobility, May 1997
Jesse Billauer is well connected. When we first called he was connected to Goldie Hawn on his other line. During rehab, he was connected to Christopher Reeve. In March, he had time to connect with New Mobility. When we spoke, he had just turned 18 and was about to celebrate the first anniversary of becoming a C6-7 quadriplegic.
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