Life After Injury

A social network and support resource for friends, family, and survivors of spinal cord injury.


Latest Activity

zachary washy liked Alicia Calvillo's profile
Sep 20
pete cornell is now a member of Pushrim
Sep 10
alexander aichner liked Beth's profile
Sep 7
mark turner liked rainey's profile
Aug 25
mark turner left a comment for rainey
"Hi there"
Aug 25
mark turner liked rainey's profile
Aug 25
mark turner liked Beth's profile
Aug 25
Colin Pittorino updated their profile
Aug 18

What caused your spinal cord injury?



Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

To watch our YouTube channel and subscribe, please click the link below.

Blog Posts

Are walkers welcome?

Posted by Hereward Tresidder on May 1, 2022 at 3:47am 0 Comments

Is this site only for wheelchair users, or are there any walkers like me?

Can't use a remote control to work your TV, you must get a Fire TV Cube.

Posted by Lloyd Saposnek on February 23, 2022 at 5:05pm 0 Comments

Hi fellow quads who can't access holding down a button on your remote. This video is for high-level quadriplegics who can only access their voice to control the TV. The Amazon Fire TV Cube is all controlled by your…


Bed sores, pressure sores, pressure injuries, decubitus ulcers

Posted by Richard DeRoberts on August 11, 2021 at 7:44am 0 Comments

Hello everyone,

I am Richard DeRoberts, CEO of Wellray Medical Laser, Inc. We manufacture laser pain mitigation and wound healing devices. These devices are FDA cleared and may be sold by prescription and over-the-counter. We have a website: www.wellray.us . What I would like to tell you about our products is that they actually work. The Softcure 96 device uses 96 true coherent lasers, not light emitting diodes (LED's). This device will heal…


SCI Thrive: Efficacy of a Peer-led Online Self-Management Program.

Posted by Rudy Fimbres on February 14, 2021 at 10:00am 0 Comments

SCI Thrive: Efficacy of a Peer-led Online Self-Management Program. This research is funded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT04059718 and University of Washington Human Subjects: STUDY00006621).

SCI Thrive is a Peer-Led Online Self-Management program for people with spinal cord injuries. The goal…


Is this site active?

Posted by Elizabeth Marie Cole on July 3, 2020 at 11:47am 4 Comments

I really joined because I want to communicate with people who have been through or are going through my shoes now. I have a lot of questions. Just no one to answer me them. Please feel free to reach out to me. We can build up each other. Help one another. I’m so tired of being the only person in my whole town that is in a wheelchair. The stares, the smart comments etc. The little town I’m from. I’m the only paraplegic in the county. We don’t have any support groups. My parents have been…


Looking for advice 1 year anniversary of my spinal cord injury is close.

Posted by Elizabeth Marie Cole on July 3, 2020 at 9:57am 4 Comments

August 10th, 2019. I was involved in a single car accident. I was ejected and hit a tree I’m told. I don’t really remember much about my accident. The only thing I do remember was waking up in the hospital an I couldn’t feel or move my legs. The doctors then told me I was a T5 complete paraplegic. I would never walk again. With my one year anniversary coming up soon my mind is all over. Plus depression is still there. Any advice I’m happy to accept. I’m still learning basic task but am getting… Continue


My memoir book

Started by Luke Stewart in Dating,Marriage and Sexuality Jul 12. 0 Replies

Hi fellow SCIs. After 10 years, I finally published my memoir book. Back when I was injured & for the next 30 years, there were rarely any books that dealt with life as a quad in an "OMG he did that" but were mostly inspirational which drove me…Continue

Accademics/ Career

Started by Gabriel Aro in Care Feb 20. 0 Replies

Dear friends,Are there scholarship opportunities available for members of this community, or useful information on scholarship opportunities?Continue

Spinal Cord Injury Survey

Started by Spinal Cord Injury UofCalgary in Clinical Trials. Last reply by Spinal Cord Injury UofCalgary May 23, 2021. 2 Replies

Dear potential partners in spinal cord injury research, I am contacting you today on behalf of the research team of Dr. Aaron Phillips at the University of Calgary. Our team researches autonomic function in the context of spinal cord injury. We are…Continue

Anyone else in Middle Tennessee?

Started by Chad in Life May 23, 2021. 0 Replies

Looking for anyone that may want to ride with me. I have ran out of catheters for a few days an I’m trying to find anywhere they’re open.

Paraplegics... What type of vehicle do you drive?

Started by Nathan McEleney in Equipment. Last reply by Jonathan Dotson Jan 17, 2021. 1 Reply

I'm brand new here and just came to discuss one thing.I've been a para for over 20 years and have only driven large 2-door cars, but they just don't make them anymore.I'm wondering what Make/Model/Year vehicles you guys drive and what type of…Continue

Tags: Help, controls, Hand, Vehicle


Started by Paula Reyes in Care Dec 23, 2020. 0 Replies

Hi there everyone hope your all doing well let me know what you are all doing for Christmas and i just want to send all my blessings to everyone have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from my family to yours i send my love to you.Continue

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

A congressman wasn’t allowed on a flight — because of his wheelchair

Wheelchairs powered by lithium-ion batteries are growing in popularity, but airline workers have mistakenly prevented some passengers, including Rep. Jim Langevin, from boarding planes When Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) made plans to travel to military bases in Italy last month, the Defense Department called ahead to make sure his power wheelchair would be permitted on… Continue Reading »



Able Outdoors’ mission is to show the world what we can do in the outdoors, to bring the entire adaptive equipment field into one place, to be an information source for everything outdoors: hunting, fishing, travel and all types of outdoor recreation. We feel like we have to pay-it-forward. We both had a lot of… Continue Reading »

Finding Meaning and Joy After Spinal Cord Injury

Preethi Srinivasan was an 18-year-old with a bright future in sports and academics. A state-level medalist in swimming, she was also a proficient cricket player and dreamed of representing her native India in cricket. Her academic achievements were equally stellar, and she was enrolled in a 5-year MBA course in Chennai, India. “My life was… Continue Reading »

Bringing effective treatments to people with spinal cord injury: Meet Dr. Wise Young

Charles River Labs

Meet our sixth disruptor Dr. Wise Young. He and his team have embarked on a nearly impossible mission to cure spinal cord injuries. With the success of this treatment in clinical trials, Dr. Young’s hope is to bring this treatment to patients in need, around the world. Charles River provides essential products and services to… Continue Reading »

Maintaining Your Health After A Spinal Cord Injury

Maintaining your health post-injury can be challenging. United Spinal Association is here to provide you with the information and resources you need to make it easier. “Often, people with spinal cord injury or disorder do not have specialists in their area or access to specialized information,” says United Spinal Association’s Nurse Information Specialist Jane Wierbicky,… Continue Reading »


  • Add Photos
  • View All



Report Abuse

Please inform us of any inappropriate behavior or content by clicking the button below.



  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2022   Created by Richard Bell.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service