After a fateful Lake Superior accident, two women make it a mission to find a paralysis cure


Jun 29, 2017 — KBJR 6 – NBC affiliate in Duluth Minnesota

Kelsey Peterson and Madeline Brown are featured in a story by NBC affiliate (KBJR 6) out of Duluth Minnesota. They have spent their summers on Madeline Island for decades. But Peterson’s memories on the Island now include one life-changing moment on the Fourth of July 2012 when she broke her neck in a diving accident.

Peterson and her friend Madeline Brown just finished a trip circling the United States, interviewing people with spinal cord injuries and those working toward finding a cure for paralysis.

Their project is called “The Cure Map”, and they set out to map the progress in spinal cord injury research throughout the country. They plan to create a full-length documentary chronicling the trip.

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