Tag Archives: spinal cord injury

About two weeks after my accident and spinal cord injury I was lying in the Intensive Care Unit of what is now Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL when the hospital-appointed Psychiatrist walked into my room. I knew immediately she needed more therapy than I did. With a feigned look of interest she glanced over […]

Did you know it costs, on average, $100,000 a year to live with a spinal cord injury? Yes, you read that correctly. I am not referring to normal living expenses either. That figure you see there refers to everything we need to stay alive like a wheelchair, proper cushions, chair maintenance, medical supplies, medication, doctor […]

  This is my third part in the series Understanding Spinal Cord Injury and I want to again thank all of you for your amazing support. Last month I allowed all of you to “join me in the shower” by sharing what daily life is often like on a physical level for someone with spinal […]

Sometimes in life, there are events that make you remember just how lucky you are to be alive and healthy. One of our newest clients is Eman, and it’s been quite the ride so far. We’ve been so moved talking with Eman and his family, we wanted to share a bit of his story about […]

As I promised last month I will be sharing a bit about life with a spinal cord injury. Most of the symptoms or side-effects of a damaged spinal cord are similar across the board. Degree and intensity of these effects are determined by the factors I outlined in my last post, level and severity of […]

I’ve known for a while that a Spinal Cord Injury is expensive. But I didn’t really get it until I came across some information on the Christopher Reeve website that really put it into perspective. I’ve highlighted some of the most stark bit of information below, therefore I would definitely encourage you to take a […]