Campaign to Cure Paralysis

This project began with a sad irony – a Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation website dedicated to curing paralysis had become paralyzed itself. My browser froze for four minutes the first time I tried to load it. Fortunately there are cures for this type of paralysis. Marker clustering was the primary treatment, backed up by some performance enhancements for database queries. The site is much more responsive now, and quite moving to see the thousands of individuals affected by paralysis who have participated on the site spread out on a map, each with a story and many with pictures. If only their afflictions could be cured with some reprogramming…

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