Estefan Donates $1 Million To Paralysis Program
March 24, 2006 at 8:17 AM (PT)
GLORIA ESTEFAN, who was paralyzed briefly in a tour-bus accident 16 years ago, is donating $1 million for the creation of a human clinical trials program at the MIAMI PROJECT TO CURE PARALYSIS. The donation will allow scientists to move more quickly toward human trials as promising research is discovered, according to the ASSOCIATED PRESS.
ESTEFAN's back was broken in the accident, but she has fully recovered, thanks to the implantation of titanium rods. ESTEFAN quipped, "I don't beep at airports. I always get that question. I'm not magnetic. Space-age metal. And titanium reinforced. Guys in my band called me robo-pop."