Eindhoven’s Corinne Jeanmaire and Pr. Joost Verhaagen – Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience – are now in the finals of the “Medical Inspirator” competition and stand to win a Euro 50,000 prize for their spinal cord injury research project.
The team needs as many votes (facebook likes) as possible to win. Click here to watch and like the video "Enzymtherapie voor dwarslaesiepatienten". (The video is in Dutch but it is self-explanatory).
The "Medische Inspirator" competition aims to promote cooperation between researchers and patients. The video describes the cooperation between spinal cord injury patients, in particular the endParalysis foundation (www.endparalysis.org) and researchers represented by Prof. Joost Verhaagen (Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, www.nin.nl) to make a promising therapy ready for clinical trials (i.e. for trying on people).
The French Corinne Jeanmaire came to the Netherlands many years ago for professional reasons. She then continued her career as an expat in Indonesia for a professional assignment and got paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident in Surabaya. Back in the Netherlands after a long hospital period, she resumes her career at Philips. She later on decided to dedicate her time and professional expertise to finding a cure for spinal cord injury and launched the endParalysis foundation in 2014.
You can help the endParalysis win the competition by clicking the LIKE button below or next to this video.