SCI can be described as a disconnection syndrome that disrupts the motor fibers from the motor cortex to the spinal neurons, and the ascending somatosensory fibers from the spinal cord to the brain. This disruption of electrical impulse conduction is what causes loss in lower body function in SCI: paralysis .There are 1 in every 50 people with paralysis ( 6 million people) That's the same number of people as the combined populations of Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. It means that we all know someone -- a brother, sister, friend, neighbor, or colleague -- living with paralysis! The primary cause of paralysis is spinal cord injury, which is often contributed by accident while working and motor vehicle accidents. Estimated lifetime costs due to spinal cord injury can range from $681,843 to over $3 million for a 25 year old. This growing problem distresses millions across the world.