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.

Roger pushing down a sunny path

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2019: Roger’s Story

For Spinal Cord Injury Awareness day, we’re focusing on the importance of having ‘a place ...

Alice and Sophie together before the Reading half marathon

Back Up Champion – Alice Worsley

Our newest Back Up champion is Alice Worsley. Alice took part in the Reading half ...

Photo of Melanie exercising in her racing chair - the featured image in her Three Marathons story

Melanie’s Story: Three marathons in three days

In January 2018, Melanie was out cycling on the country roads outside Inverness one day. ...

Photo of Hannah with her PAs - the featured image of her story about verbal independence

Hannah’s story: Verbal Independence

Hannah’s life changed completely when she was just fifteen years old. One day, she had ...

A photo of John standing on a ramp, and one of him handcycling in the countryside - featured image from his Independence over time story

John’s story: Independence over time

When John was twenty years old, he sustained a C5 spinal cord injury in a ...

Russ’s story: Hand cycling to Paris

Russ knows first-hand how our services help people affected by spinal cord injury get the ...

Caroline stands using her crutches with some friends

Caroline’s Story: Finding the right balance

Spinal cord injury doesn’t just occur through accidents. In Caroline’s case, she had a sudden ...

Kylie taking part in some adaptive water skiing

Kylie’s Story: Keeping sporty after spinal cord injury

Before her injury, Kylie was really into sport and keeping active. She played football, ...

Lisa and her finishers medal at the Brighton half marathon

Back Up Champion – Lisa Collins

In July 2017, Lisa was enjoying the sun in her friend’s garden. The friend had ...

Kevin, a young spinal cord injured person, posing for a group photo with the Back Up staff during his work experience week

Kevin’s work experience at Back Up

Kevin, one of our young volunteers, spent a week at Back Up for his Year ...