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How to Hire a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer (from a Survivor)

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 19, 2017 2:03:00 PM / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

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After a spinal cord injury, the last thing you want to worry about is hiring a lawyer, but if your injury requires the attention of one, especially if you think personal litigation may be something you want to do, this is an important task you must focus on. Hiring the wrong lawyer can be detrimental to your future.

Quadriplegic Traveling: Traveling Successfully as a Couple

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 18, 2017 3:22:46 PM / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Caregivers, Relationships

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There's a lot of talk nowadays about accessible travel, but no one seems to be talking about traveling with your significant other when you have a disability. Things aren't as easy breezy in the disability world as they are when both counterparts are able bodied. There are considerations to be thought of and concessions that need to be made.

Mason Ellis and the Spinal Cord Peer Support USA Group

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2017 1:15:00 PM / by Mason Ellis posted in Injury Support

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Mason Ellis is back with another video for other spinal cord injury survivors and their loved ones. This time, he wants to introduce everyone to a very special resource that he wishes he had found sooner after his own spinal cord injury: the Spinal Cord Peer Support USA group on Facebook!

Hurricane Irma Update From The Team

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2017 3:03:54 PM / by Spinal Cord Team

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As hurricane Irma approaches Florida the team, based in Tampa, FL may be delayed in responding to some of your requests. We will not be publishing new content for a few days; however we hope to be running at 100% by early next week.

Bitten by the Travel Bug After a Spinal Cord Injury?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Matt Brown

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Travel, and air travel in and of itself, is one of the most fascinating things in the world. The fact that you can be anywhere in the country in just a few hours, and anywhere in the world in less than a day is mesmerizing. Planes, trains, and automobiles have come a long way. However, traveling with a spinal cord injury can be so intimidating it discourages you from even trying. I’m here to tell you to face it head on.

Wheelchair Dating: 5 Great Date Ideas

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2017 1:01:00 PM / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Relationships

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Romance. It's not the most straightforward human activity in the world. And dating can definitely get a bit bland if you've been doing it for awhile. This especially rings true if you use a wheelchair. You know just how stressful, and even tiring, planning a date can be. When your options are limited, figuring out the perfect date definitely takes a bit more thought.

Matt Brown's Story of Friends, Family, and Goals After SCI

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 5, 2017 4:45:00 PM / by Matt Brown posted in Survivor Stories

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In 2010, I was a sophomore playing for the Norwood High School varsity hockey team. I had been called up from the JV team in December. We had a game against Weymouth on Saturday, January 23rd. It was a late afternoon game so all of the boys were excited to do something after the game. The plan was to go in, do our job, get the win and all hang out after. When the game started, we realized that we were pretty outmatched. 

Creating “The Cure Map” to End Paralysis with Kelsey & Madeline

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2017 12:56:10 PM / by Spinal Cord Team posted in Survivor Stories, Paralysis

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“Two women and a dog named Milo hit the road, camera in hand, in search of answers to bring us closer to finding a cure for paralysis.” These are the words that Kelsey Peterson and Madeline Brown use to describe their project, The Cure Map, to inspire people to take action in support of curing paralysis.

When Infidelity Strikes After a SCI

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2017 8:46:04 AM / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Relationships

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One of the hardest things anyone must endure is infidelity. It can break your heart and spirit, but don't  just think that because someone has a spinal cord injury (SCI) that it means they're more at risk of being cheated on. This is actually a misnomer. 

Seeing Yourself as Sexy Again After Paralysis

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2017 9:02:54 AM / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Spinal Cord Injuries, SCI, Relationships

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Using a wheelchair is by far one of the hardest things to get used to in our ableist society, especially when it comes to feeling attractive. This depends on who you are; for example, if you have a family member with a disability, you may see someone with a disability as attractive. But many people in our society won't even look at you when you use a wheelchair.

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