Life After Injury

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"Hi Taylor,My name is JH and I am a T11 ASIA B para. I am just reaching out since you also appear to be in Austin. Do you know of any resources for support other than the St. David's monthly support group? I am considering attempting to found…"
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"That link does not seem to work. Here is another video on technology and accessibility: https://youtu.be/gjZcVRFW3gM"
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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

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Join an event or webinar, and engage in the discussion of how to make the internet more accessible to all, including a wide range of disabilities and limitations. Global Accessibility Awareness Day takes place every year on the third Thursday of May, and is all about getting people thinking and talking about making the web… Continue Reading »

Review: No proof that indwelling catheters cause more UTIs than intermittent catheterization

Newswise — The evidence does not support the common belief that indwelling catheters cause more urinary tract infections (UTIs) than intermittent catheterization, according to a systematic review of bladder management and infection risk from UTHealth Houston. The review – written by Matthew Davis, MD, associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with McGovern Medical School at… Continue Reading »

Bridging the Gap (BG+): AI-enabled Solutions for Spinal Cord Injury

The Bridging the Gap Plus (BG+) program aims to develop new approaches for treating spinal cord injury by integrating injury stabilization, regenerative therapy, and functional restoration. To achieve this combinatorial approach, BG+ teams will build two systems of implantable and adaptive devices. The first system will reduce injury effects during the early phases of spinal… Continue Reading »

Cat locomotion could unlock better human spinal cord injury treatment

Cats always land on their feet, but what makes them so agile? Their unique sense of balance has more in common with humans than it may appear. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are studying cat locomotion to better understand how the spinal cord works to help humans with partial spinal cord damage walk… Continue Reading »

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 »


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