Arbetter’s Honors Marc Buoniconti
Every year Arbeters Hot Dogs, a local retro restaurant honors a Miami native who has contributed to the development in the community. This year Arbetters will be honoring Marc Buoniconti a former college football player for creating his own organization to research spinal cord-related injuries. A spinal cord injury is a damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal which often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions.
The charity he created is The Miami Project To Cure Paralysis. The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis was founded in 1985 after Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. The goal of the project is to find a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury and to seeing millions worldwide walk again. The Miami Project has changed the landscape and strategies for spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. It is considered the premier investigative research program conducting cutting-edge discovery, translational, and clinical investigations targeting spinal cord and brain injuries.
Arbeters wants to recognize a local person and add them to their hall of fame which is a huge honor in the community. Arbeters recognize and see how Marc has had his struggles in life and has made the best out of it. How he has turned something bad that happened to him to something incredible for the community that has and will continue to help a lot of people.