You are Making a Difference by Funding Promising Research
Over the years, donors, riders, and sponsors of Pedal-with-Pete have funded promising clinical research through our grants to research centers across the country, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

With dollars raised in 2014 we were able to make grants for these three worthy research projects:

McGill University Health Center, Quebec, Canada: Project entitled “Community Partners for Children’s Participation”. The objective of this multi-site research is to identify the relationship between social deprivation, resources offered, and participation levels of children with CP.  Then, based on these factors, interventions will be developed to promote participation.  Currently, little is known about “real life” contexts and the possible impact on the community-based interventions in promoting participation.

McMaster Children’s Hospital, Ontario, Canada: Project entitled: “Development of Multimedia Education Modules for Families of Children with CP”. The World Health Organization has created a universal framework for health (i.e., the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health or ICF).   Using the ICF framework, this project aims to develop informational resources that meet the needs of parents and families of children with CP to help them to better understand the health condition and the treatment of their child.

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY: Project entitled: “The effect of using e-Aminocaproic acid (EACA) to reduce bleeding during hip surgery”.   VRO surgery (i.e., varus rotational osteotomy) is conducted on many CP patients to maintain a level pelvis, a balanced spine, and mobile pain free hips.   The purpose of this study is to determine whether the medication, EACA, can be effective in decreasing blood loss and the transfusion requirements after the surgery.   The factors of blood loss and transfusion requirements can impact the length of hospital stay and can result in other complications.  Such surgery is extremely common in patients with CP, and reducing these complications could be a significant benefit to people with CP.

All this research you fund helps kick off ground-breaking work that can lead to treatments and quality-of-life changes that allow children and adults with CP to better reach their full potential. Thank you so much for your support!

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