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 1,000 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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Remembering Jeff Shannon 1961-2013


Jeff Shannon, whose true, honest and beautifully written posts for the From Where I'm Sitting... blog have been featured on FacingDisability.com, died on December 20 at Stevens-Swedish hospital in Edmonds, Washington. Read our memorial.

FacingDisability News

New Video "Bringing an Idea to Life Online" - Features FacingDisability and Table XI at Chicago Ideas Week

Chicago Ideas Week, the idea-driven festival that highlights the best combinations of innovation and creativity, recently featured a highly attended presentation by Facing Disability and Table XI (our website designers) that is now available on video...

FacingDisability in the Spotlight - Spinal cord injury website takes off

Ever since the “Chicago Tribune” featured a story on our ground-breaking website, our inboxes have been flooded with congratulatory emails and thanks for our work...

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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