Life with Spinal Cord Injury

  • I am 74 years old and have an incomplete C3/C5 and a T5/T7 injury as a result of an accident in 2008.
    Over 50's
    I am 74 years old and have an incomplete C3/C5 and a T5/T7 injury as a result of an accident in 2008.
    30/09/2011
  • I’m 17yrs old and I was injured due to an operation on my back that went wrong, I’m now T4/T6 complete paraplegic.
    Young People
    I’m 17yrs old and I was injured due to an operation on my back that went wrong, I’m now T4/T6 complete paraplegic.
    30/09/2011
  • Kaitlan was 13 months when she contracted Transverse Myelitis that attacked her spinal cord; she has a C2/C3 incomplete spinal injury.
    Under 13's
    Kaitlan was 13 months when she contracted Transverse Myelitis that attacked her spinal cord; she has a C2/C3 incomplete spinal injury.
    30/09/2011
  • I am 35 years old and live in Edinburgh with my husband Colin, who is injured at T2, and our three children, aged 3, 8 and 10.
    Partners & Relatives
    I am 35 years old and live in Edinburgh with my husband Colin, who is injured at T2, and our three children, aged 3, 8 and 10.
    30/09/2011
  • I had just turned 41 when I acquired my spinal cord injury; I have a complete injury at T10 and use a manual chair.
    Manual Chair Users
    I had just turned 41 when I acquired my spinal cord injury; I have a complete injury at T10 and use a manual chair.
    30/09/2011
  • I have a C4 incomplete injury and I use a power chair.
    Power Chair Users
    I have a C4 incomplete injury and I use a power chair.
    30/09/2011
  • When I first began to walk after my accident, I was like a drunken robot - at times I still am.
    Able to walk
    When I first began to walk after my accident, I was like a drunken robot - at times I still am.
    30/09/2011