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.

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 ...

Mark and Fiona both smiling at the camera

Mark and Fiona’s story: Regaining mobility

MarkIn 2013, Mark was doing some gardening when he fell out of a tree and ...

Some of our staff members exercising and staying active

Staying healthy with a high-level injury

For many people, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a key part of our daily lives. ...

Nikki and a companion on the ski karting course in Sweden

Nikki’s story: Beyond my comfort zone

Before my accident, I was active. I liked to do a lot of canoeing and ...

Penny and her husband George taking a stroll outside

Penny’s story: Reaching new heights

In 2011, Penny was on holiday in Snowdonia with her husband George when they were ...

Michelle with her partner and family

Michelle’s story: Overcoming challenges with sex

In 1996, Michelle was involved in a motorbike accident which caused her spinal cord injury ...

Tom and Ellen at their wedding

Tom & Ellen’s story: Working life out together

Tom and Ellen met at a music festival in Switzerland in 2004 and began dating ...

Kevin speaking at Back Up Fest

Kevin’s story: Back Up Fest

I have always liked to set myself a challenge. I also like to learn new ...

Dan and his team taking on the Snowdon Push 2017

Dan’s story: The Snowdon Push

The Snowdon Push is Back Up’s most iconic fundraising challenge involving teams of up ...

Michelle volunteering as a buddy and smiling with a participant

Michelle’s story: Volunteering for my son

At the age of two, Michelle’s son, James, was involved in a road traffic accident ...