Life After Injury

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js commented on Lloyd Saposnek's blog post Can't use a remote control to work your TV, you must get a Fire TV Cube.
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Ray replied to Jim's discussion Repair Time
"I have to followup with my vendor once a week to stay onto of my orders."
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Repair Time

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?
Feb 19
Jim replied to Nathan McEleney's discussion Paraplegics... What type of vehicle do you drive?
"Toyota sienna I miss my full size vans."
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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

Creating art is a ‘very uplifting emotion’ for quadriplegic artist

Robert Florio

BALTIMORE — Stroke by stroke, the brush glides over canvas, creating scenes that few could do by hand. Except that this artist, Robert Florio, paints by mouth. The quadriplegic Glen Burnie, Maryland, resident wields a brush attached to a mouthpiece, and paints by swiveling his head and neck — about the only parts of his… Continue Reading »

Pathophysiology of Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a disabling condition that disrupts motor, sensory, and autonomic functions. The lack of effective therapeutic strategies for patients with SCI reflects its complex pathophysiology that leads to the point of no return in its function repair and regeneration capacity. Herein, a detailed description of the physiology and anatomy of the… Continue Reading »

Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC)


The MSKTC works closely with researchers in the 18 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System Centers to develop resources for people living with spinal cord injury and their supporters. These user-friendly resources are grounded in evidence and available in a variety of formats such as printable PDF documents, videos, and slideshows. Website: msktc.org/sci

Disability inclusion in esports and gaming can ‘change the makeup of society’

Brisbane’s Justin Hua, 28, has always enjoyed playing video games. Like many kids of the 1990s it started with a Game Boy and eventually progressed to online games once he had access to a “10 year old computer that sounded like a vacuum cleaner and little to no internet.” While his internet connection eventually improved, Justin’s… Continue Reading »

Apple accessibility video highlights voice control, sound recognition, door detection, and more

A new Apple accessibility video highlights a variety of features designed to offer independence to people with a range of disabilities. Set to the soundtrack “I Am the Greatest” by Spinifex Gum (with Marliya Choir), it opens by showing a woman telling Siri to set her morning scene … Her bedroom blinds open, and Siri… Continue Reading »


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