CBS "The Doctors" TV Show - In sickness and in health

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CBS
March 4, 2013
CBS "The Doctors" TV Show - In sickness and in health
In Sickness and in Health Janne was a “guys’ guy” and Georgetown University football player when he met Susan – a young woman with a promising career in finance. The two fell in love and enjoyed being active together, until a tragic accident left Janne paralyzed, changing the couple’s life forever. Now, more than six years later, Janne and Susan are married and not only helping Janne regain control of his legs, but others who’ve suffered from spinal cord injuries.
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The Times of Brunswick

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Katherine Ogden
January 7, 2013
The Times of Brunswick

SURVIVOR. VISIONARY. NON-PROFIT ENTREPRENEUR.

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South Bay Magazine
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CASSIDY STRAWN
October 20, 2012
SURVIVOR. VISIONARY. NON-PROFIT ENTREPRENEUR.
In one day, everything can change. In August 2006, Janne Kouri, an avid athlete, dived into the ocean between volleyball games and hit a sandbar. In a brief moment, both his C5 and C6 vertebrae fractured, and he became paralyzed from the neck down. That moment also led to his new life mission and passion—an organization that would help disabled citizens all over the country. For his recovery, Janne moved to Louisville, Kentucky for a year to utilize the cutting edge Locomotor Training at a rehab facility.Read more

NextStep is Top 5 Finalist in Health and Well Being for the 4th Annual Stay Classy Awards

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
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Julie Manager, Web & Social Media
July 18, 2012
NextStep is Top 5 Finalist in Health and Well Being for the 4th Annual Stay Classy Awards
The Reeve Foundation's NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) Community Fitness and Wellness Program provides support for the development of specialized facilities for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and other physical disabilities. NextStep Fitness is one of five NRN Community Fitness and Wellness facilities in the country. They were selected as a Top 5 Finalist in Health and Well Being for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards! A CLASSY Award is one of the most prestigious recognitions within the nonprofit industry.Read more

Action News enlists Pat Croce for NextStep's 'Wheelchair for a Day'

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ABC Action News
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Ali Gorman
May 1, 2012
Action News enlists Pat Croce for NextStep's 'Wheelchair for a Day'
May 1, 2012 (WPVI) -- This number may surprise some, but there are 6 million people living with paralysis in the United States. This is the population of L.A., Washington D.C and Philadelphia combined. So to understand what it's really like, NextStep's 'Wheelchair for a Day' Campaign is asking able-bodied people to spend one day in wheelchair and then use social media to tell others about their day. Action News asked Philadelphia's own Pat Croce to participate. As you can imagine, he was up for the challenge. The day started bright and early.Read more

Janne Kouri, NextStep Fitness: Life-Altering Moment Leads To Life Calling

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Huffington Post
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Janean Chun
March 27, 2012
Janne Kouri, NextStep Fitness: Life-Altering Moment Leads To Life Calling
Janne Kouri had a great life -- a successful career as director for a digital entertainment company, a new California beach home, a beautiful girlfriend and terrific friends. "I was living the dream," Kouri said. "I couldn't have been happier. I had a lifestyle most people aspire to live." But the direction of Kouri's life changed drastically in just one moment. Diving into the ocean to cool off as he had done many times before, Kouri this time hit a sandbar, fracturing his C5 and C6 vertebrae.Read more

ABC's "Good Morning America," Man's Miracle Recovery: From Paralyzed to Helping Others

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Good Morning
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Rich McHugh
March 29, 2012
ABC's "Good Morning America," Man's Miracle Recovery: From Paralyzed to Helping Others
Man's Miracle Recovery: From Paralyzed to Helping Others New Therapy Helps Janne Kouri Learn to Stand Again Without a Walker By RICH McHUGH | Good Morning America – Thu, Mar 29, 2012 5:28 PM EDT Janne Kouri was told he would never walk again. Paralyzed from the neck down after a freak accident in the ocean five years ago, Kouri's entire world was completely turned upside down.Read more

The Beach Reporter, "Next Step"

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The Beach Reporter
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Carley Dryden
July 20, 2011
The Beach Reporter, "Next Step"

Melissa Allensworth was nearing rock bottom.

Three years ago, the hard-partying 27-year-old drove out to Arizona for a weekend of partying with friends. She doesn’t remember the night before, but around 5 a.m. she drove her friend home. Allensworth was drunk.
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Travels of John - "Re-Learning to Walk, Helping Others With Spinal Cord Injuries"

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travelsofjohn.com
December 1, 2010
Travels of John - "Re-Learning to Walk, Helping Others With Spinal Cord Injuries"

Janne Kouri is a lifelong athlete who played football at Georgetown University. In 2006, during a break in play from a beach volleyball game with friends in Hermosa Beach, CA, he dove into the waves to cool off, hit his head on a sandbar and was instantly paralyzed. After being rescued by an off-duty EMT who was nearby, Janne was transported first to a local hospital, then to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, where he would spend the next two months battling a life-threatening case of pneumonia, nearly dying multiple times.Read more

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