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On June 7, the spinal cord injury research team from the Medical University of South Carolina held a historic celebration of the Longevity After Injury Project in Minneapolis, Minn. The celebration brought together study participants and guests, including 10 SCI survivors who are more than 50 years post-injury. The people with SCI in attendance averaged 41.8 years post-injury and only a handful were less than 30 years post-injury. The event commemorated and celebrated 40 years of research for this study, which was initiated by Dr. Nancy Crewe, at the University of Minnesota in 1973. The celebration was held in Nicollet Island Pavilion on the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.