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A Spinal Cord Injury Affects the Entire Family

FacingDisability was specifically created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury with other people like them. Our website has more than 1,500 videos of family members answering real-life questions about how they cope with a spinal cord injury.

It’s a first-of-its-kind Internet-based effort to collect life experiences surrounding spinal cord injuries and bring them to the world.

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Go in Feet First — Don’t Dive

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“Diving is simply not worth the risk,” says Dr. Herndon Murray, medical director of Shepard Center’s SCI program. “The only safe dive is the one you don’t take. This is an entirely preventable catastrophe. Go into water feet first every … Continue reading

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Interactive Spinal Cord Injury Map

Shows what areas are affected by spinal cord injuries at different levels.
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What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

Learn more about how and why spinal cord injuries result in paralysis.

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