We get one chance to live this life, and sustaining a Spinal Cord Injury shouldn't change one's ability to experience the world, be active, and find meaning despite challenges. I am incredibly grateful to be a part of SPINALpedia and the Determined2Heal Foundation, because of the impact made in the lives of those with paralysis, their families, and friends.
SPINALpedia is a community of individuals living their lives with SCI. Many of these individuals mentor others who are struggling to adjust to a different way of life--they are giving back and helping others to set goals, participate in society, and dream big. Users are encouraged to maximize Independence through Social Learning and Employment.
SPINALpedia's motto is: See it. Believe it. Do it. None of this is possible without the kindness and generosity of others. If SPINALpedia were in existence in 1992 when I was injured, my adjustment would have progressed much sooner.
PLEASE consider making a donation that will have a DIRECT IMPACT in the lives of so many. YOU can give people HOPE again!
- Joe Barrett