The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) and executive producer Frankie Trull recently announced the premiere of their made-for-television documentary SurvivorTales, encompassing spinal cord injury (SCI) patients and new SCI research. The premiere will be held at Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine, Calif, November 10th at 6 p.m.

The documentary titled “Toby’s Story” chronicles Toby Forrest, an active young man who became confined to a wheelchair following a diving accident. Forrest goes on to thrive as a successful musician and gives back to others. The documentary will also provide viewers a glimpse into the Reeve-Irvine Research Center’s emerging spinal cord injury research.

Oswald Steward, PhD, director of the Reeve-Irvine Research Center, explains the center’s mission to find treatments for SCIs and other spinal cord disorders and says that, “By focusing mainly on animal models of spinal cord injury, we try to understand the basic processes of regeneration and repair. We are making huge strides and have great hope that research happening right now could help Toby and others living with paralysis in the near future.”

The FBR is devoted to educating the public about the essential role of biomedical research to achieve medical advancements, treatments, and cures for humans and animals.

Source: Foundation for Biomedical Research