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.

Lauren with family and friends

Lauren’s story: Why I raise awareness

After a night out with friends in August 2008, Lauren was walking home early in ...

Sharon posing on her bike and shortly after being discharged from hospital

Sharon’s story: Doing something worthwhile

In 2001, Sharon developed Transverse Myelitis, a rare condition which causes inflammation of the spinal ...

Michael smiling at a WCS session

Back Up Champion – Michael Turner

Michael sustained his spinal cord injury in 2005 after being involved in an altercation on ...

Cyclists take on London to Paris ride 2018

London to Paris: Riding in memory of Danny

Sean, Back Up's Head of Fundraising, recently took on the London to Paris fundraising ...

Luke’s story: Giving myself goals

In 1996, Luke was involved in a motorbike crash and sustained a complete spinal cord ...

Neil during his rehabilitation

Neil’s story: Walking with a spinal cord injury

In 2010, Neil, 52, was riding his motorcycle along a rural road when the vehicle ...

Photo of Jerry and his fundraising team

Back Up Champion – Jerry Ward

It is thanks to incredible supporters like Jerry that Back Up can continue to provide ...

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 ...