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3 Inspirational Spinal Cord Recovery Stories

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2016 12:48:38 PM / by Robert Yaniz Jr. posted in Survivor Stories

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A spinal cord injury can be one of the most harrowing experiences an individual is forced to endure, but even such a devastating incident doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. Spinal cord damage can certainly change the course of your life, leaving you to adapt to a new lifestyle.

However, there is still cause to keep hope alive. After all, many of those in a similar situation have seen significant improvement over time, and every day brings with it new possibilities.

Boy's Life Saved by Nurse After Internal Decapitation from a Car Accident

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 15, 2016 3:41:08 PM / by Bianca Chadda posted in Survivor Stories, News, Accidents, Car Accidents

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A young boy has survived a catastrophic road traffic accident which left him with potentially fatal injuries.

Beyond Surviving SCI: Joseph Groh's Return to an Unfamiliar Life

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2016 11:31:59 AM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Survivor Stories, Rehabilitation

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Joseph Groh, a spinal cord injury survivor with a dogged commitment to helping others, never thought he would transition from the two wheels of his bike to the four years of his wheelchair. Where many spinal cord injury survivors might see nothing but hopelessness and frustration, Joe has always treated his life-changing injury as just another new life path.

The Joseph Groh Foundation, which Joe and his wife started just a few short months after Joe broke his neck, instructs catastrophic injury survivors to “Never look back. Never give up. Remain positive.” Joe hopes his story will inspire others to embrace those lofty goals.

Kristen's Story: Building a New Life as a Caregiver

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Zawn Villines posted in Survivor Stories

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Life can change in the blink of an eye, and for the 12,500 people who survive spinal cord injuries every year, life is forever altered. For Kristen and Jeff Sachs and their daughter Evie, Jeff's spinal cord injury is an unavoidable part of their lives, but by no means the focal point of their shared existence. Kristen is an avid blogger who shares the family's experiences at her blog, New Dawn. New Day. New Life. Sachs agreed to share her family's experiences with SpinalCord.com, and strives to serve as a beacon of hope and source of information to other families embarking upon the spinal cord injury journey.

Dana's Story: Support and a Sunny Disposition Stimulate Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2015 4:34:00 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, Survivor Stories

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June 17, 2000, started out like any other normal Saturday for Dana Guest. It was the beginning of summer break, between her junior and senior years of high school, and Dana was meeting her mom to get pictures taken for their theme park season passes.

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