Questions about Relationships After SCI

Spinal cord injury is a life-changing event, which affects family relationships and friendships. Learn how people handle lifestyle and relationship changes after SCI.

How have your family relationships changed?

Sue
Son injured in 2004 at age 10, Quadriplegic

Javier Jr.
Sister injured in 1993 at age 7, Quadriplegic

Ramon
Injured in 1999 at age 25, Paraplegic

Riveria
Son injured in 1997 at age 24, Quadriplegic

How has your relationship with your son or daughter changed?

Sue
Son injured in 2004 at age 10, Quadriplegic

Joan
Son injured in 1985 at age 22, Quadriplegic

Clarissa
Son injured in 1974 at age 19, Quadriplegic

Henry
Son injured in 1974 at age 19, Quadriplegic

How have your friendships changed?

Joey
Injured in 2005 at age 13, Quadriplegic

Darren
Injured in 1993 at age 20, Quadriplegic

Hector
Injured in 1979 at age 19, Paraplegic

Javier Jr.
Sister injured in 1993 at age 7, Quadriplegic

What's important for parents to understand?

Jorge
Injured in 1978 at age 11, Paraplegic

Bill
Injured in 1970 at age 8 months, Paraplegic

Ramon
Injured in 1999 at age 25, Paraplegic

John
Son injured in 1985 at age 22, Quadriplegic

What's important for family and friends to understand?

Hector
Injured in 1979 at age 19, Paraplegic

Stefany
Injured in 1993 at age 7, Quadriplegic

Jack
Injured in 1974 at age 26, Paraplegic

Eric
Injured in 1986 at age 26, Paraplegic

What's the hardest part about having a disabled family member?

Joan
Son injured in 1985 at age 22, Quadriplegic

Jennifer
Mother injured in 1984 at age 14, Quadriplegic

Sean
Mother injured in 2008 at age 62, Paraplegic

Don
Partner or spouse injured in 2008 at age 62, Paraplegic