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.

group of people with a spinal cord injury chat about taking care of their emotional wellbeing

Taking care of your emotional wellbeing

When someone sustains a spinal cord injury, they can often feel overwhelmed by the different ...

A photo of Tim outdoors from his 'learning to adjust' story.

Tim’s story: Learning to adjust to my new life

A motorbike accident in 2009 left Tim with a complete spinal cord injury at ...

Photo of Mike and his son and wife enjoying family life at Back Up Fest

Mike’s story: Getting our family life back

In 2015, Mike’s wife, Natalie, underwent emergency surgery due to compression of her spinal cord, ...

Hannah’s story: Flying for the first time

In our first story from one of our young volunteers, Hannah, 17 shares her ...

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 ...