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Read the latest news stories from Back Up and the world of spinal cord injury.

Linda’s story: Staying optimistic and supporting others

After sustaining a spinal cord injury that reduced her arm function and paralysed her legs, ...

Santi’s story: Volunteering to help others affected by a spinal cord injury

After training to become a volunteer mentor, 22-year-old Santi is excited to help people affected ...

Arial view of one of the tables laid at City Dinner. The table is circular with nine people sat on it and purple brochures at each place setting.

‘Trooping the colours’ – Back Up’s Platinum Jubilee themed City Dinner Event 2022

“A beautiful night for a very deserving cause” “A fantastic evening…lots of money being raised for ...

Katy is sitting in her wheelchair wearing a yellow t-shirt smiling in her garden. She has a C2-6 and T8 and T9 level incomplete spinal cord injury.

Katy’s story: Combining her passion with her spinal cord injury

Katy, a chartered engineer and mum of two young children, was diagnosed with ...

Michael’s story: Gaining confidence and staying fit

Michael and Pauline retired in 2009, having been teachers all their working lives. “We were ...

A picture of Karen and her partner who are both smiling on a summers day. Karen accessed our family mentoring service after her partner sustained a spinal cord injury.

Karen’s story: How family mentoring helped Karen care for herself and her partner after his spinal cord injury

Read on to learn how Karen, who’s partner sustained a spinal cord injury 12 months ...

A picture of Roman smiling in a red t-shirt. He's a Back Up mentor who helps other affected by spinal cord injury

Roman’s Story: Becoming a mentor for others with a spinal cord injury

Read on to find out why Roman decided to become a mentor, and 'give back' ...

Amanda and Jacob’s Story: Embracing challenge after a spinal cord injury

Read on to discover how Amanda and her eight-year-old son Jacob, who was born with ...

Samantha’s Story: Making the most of today

Read on to find out how Samantha learnt to start making the most of what ...

Siby’s story: Rediscovering my active lifestyle

We spoke to our fantastic long-standing supporter, Siby, about her experience of lockdown and how ...