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​Five Key Steps that Will help you in getting back into society after a Spinal Cord Injury – Christopher Reeve Foundation

Tuesday, 1 March, 2022

​Five Key Steps that Will help you in getting back into society after a Spinal Cord Injury – Christopher Reeve Foundation


When I was first injured 16 years ago, I was unaware of all of the opportunities, resources, and cool things individuals with disabilities and specifically spinal cord injuries, can do and are doing. I was injured back in 2005. While it isn't that long ago, it was before the “social media” boom, as I would like to call it. So, information was difficult for me to access as well as meeting other individuals with my injury. For me, everything was a first-time experience with no prior information. I had to relearn everything in rehab, especially daily living tasks.
Being that I am a para, my goal for myself and my medical team was for me to be fully independent prior to leaving the rehabilitation center. This is the real first step. However, for the purposes of this blog, I will be outlining the steps I took after I left rehab, knowing I would be capable of living on my own if I had to. Fortunately, I was still living with my parents, and they were a tremendous help.
Read more at: https://www.christopherreeve.org/blog/life-after-paralysis/five-key-steps-that-will-help-you-in-getting-back-into-society-after-a-spinal-cord-injury

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