Blog

Read inspiring blogs from people with spinal cord injury and their family members, as well as volunteers, supporters and staff members. If you would like to write a blog about your experiences, please email our communications team.

photo of Matt and his daughter

Matt’s story: Parenting with a spinal cord injury

Being a parent is often challenging but being a parent with a spinal cord injury ...

Photo of Sophie

Sophie’s story: My injury doesn’t define me

During a family holiday to America in 2010, Sophie was involved in a car accident ...

Ollie with two participants during the training in Delhi

Ollie’s story: India and spinal cord injury

Ollie recently went on a trip to Delhi, India, on behalf of Motivation and the ...

Luke, his wife and dog smile on a beach

Luke’s story: Camping with a high level injury

While on holiday in the south of France in 1995, Luke broke his neck after ...

Dave and his PA encounter a cow while in Goa

Dave’s story: Travelling with a PA

In 2000 while living in Zimbabwe, Dave sustained a spinal cord injury at C4/5 level ...

Malene, Back Up Ball committee member, smiling and organising the event

Malene’s Q&A: Volunteering at the Back Up Ball

The Back Up Ball is our biggest annual party and it brings together everyone ...

Mirka with her partner Martin at her birthday party

Mirka’s story: Becoming a partner mentor

Mirka’s partner, Martin, was involved in a road traffic accident in 2014. Martin was cycling ...

Andrew smiling after his marathon and with friends

Andrew’s story: Defining my independence

In 2011, Andrew was involved in a motorcycle crash and sustained a T10 level spinal ...

Maisie and her mother Michelle smiling at a festival

Maisie and Michelle’s story: Parenting and spinal cord injury

In 2015, Maisie was sitting in a school assembly when she felt a sudden pain ...

Sam, Sarah and Andrew smiling while wearing their SCI Tri Challenge t-shirts

The SCI Tri Challenge story

Life changed for the Dickinson family when they were involved in a car accident in ...