Life After Injury

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


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Mrs. Sarah Skilling and alexander aichner are now friends
Sep 27
alexander aichner left a comment for Mrs. Sarah Skilling
"hi sarah... would be great to talk to you! i am paraplegic and still learning to handle this new life...."
Sep 26
Mrs. Sarah Skilling left a comment for alexander aichner
"Hi Alexander.  To be honest I have been better.  Hope you’re doing well. Sarah"
Sep 18
alexander aichner left a comment for Mrs. Sarah Skilling
"hi sarah, a hello from a wheelchair in austria! hope you´re fine! cu alex"
Sep 18
Profile IconStephen Tierney, Marty Keegen, Nate and 5 more joined Pushrim
Sep 14
Tim Sagehorn updated their profile
Sep 12
Ray's event was featured

Pushrim in the Park Fundraiser at Apolo Park in Downey CA

September 16, 2023 from 11am to 4pm
Join us to celebrate Pushrim in the Park BBQ annual Fundraiser. Help support those with spinal cord injuries and severe mobility impairments. Funds raised will help individuals in need of wheelchairs, rehab equipment, art supplies for disable artist…See More
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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 1 Comment

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


Repair Time

Started by Jim in Care. Last reply by Ray Mar 4. 1 Reply

Anyone else experiencing long waits for repairs ? My vendor is telling me 3-4 weeks on replacement parts for parts under warranty. What do folks do that are dependent on w/c for daily activities?

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

Started by Nathan McEleney in Equipment. Last reply by Jim Feb 19. 2 Replies

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

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My memoir book

Started by Luke Stewart in Dating,Marriage and Sexuality Jul 12, 2022. 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, 2022. 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.

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Cortree from Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO)

Cortree is the premier destination for everyone looking to grow their knowledge, empathy and understanding of living and working with a mobility disability. Cortree’s content, free for anyone to engage with, shines a light on the unique experiences of living with a mobility disability. The platform features expert content crafted by creators with real, lived… Continue Reading »

Managing Pressure Injuries – Free Course on Cortree from SCIO

Managing Pressure Injuries

Pressure injuries are a health concern for many people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. As we age, our level of mobility and overall health may go through some changes, which can increase the risk of pressure injuries. However, with the right knowledge and resources, the risk of sustaining pressure injuries can be minimized.… Continue Reading »

Developing New Approaches for Spinal Cord Injury

Molecular Scaffold

Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a molecular “scaffold” capable of enhancing electrical activity and growth in neurons, which may prove useful in treating spinal cord injuries, according to recent results published in ACS Nano. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, 17,730 new spinal cord injuries are diagnosed each year, and an estimated… Continue Reading »

Readmissions more likely for wheelchair users after shoulder replacement

shoulder replacement

Wheelchair users are nearly three times more likely to experience hospital readmission following total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), according to UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, highlight the importance of comprehensive preoperative counseling and risk assessment for patients who use wheelchairs. “The implications of this research are far-reaching, as… Continue Reading »

Xbox Continues to Champion the Gaming & Disability Community with New Accessibility Updates

Xbox Continues to Champion the Gaming & Disability Community with New Accessibility Updates

Gaming allows us to experience worlds beyond imagination, share our stories and forge friendships with people across the world. At Xbox we believe that gaming is for everyone, including the over 429 million players with disabilities, and it is our responsibility to create a place where everyone feels welcome, safe, and included to experience the… Continue Reading »


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