Family

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Staff member Andrew speaks at the 56th International Spinal Cord Injury Conference

Andrew Dickinson | The future of family outreach

I took over Back Up’s Family Outreach and Support service in April 2017 and, since ...

Sarah’s story: My journey with Sam

We were rolled into the world of spinal cord injury in December 2009 when our ...

Leonie and Lucille’s story: Our Family

We were introduced to Back Up during our first whirlwind stay at the National Spinal ...

Amanda’s Story: My journey with Ben

‘The first time I rang all I did was cry. I guess that was me ...

“My life turned on its head after my brother’s injury”

We are turning the spotlight on family members of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) and ...