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Questions about Life After Spinal Cord Injury

People live fulfilling and meaningful lives after a spinal cord injury. Watch videos of people discussing their quality of life after Spinal Cord Injury.

What's been the most unexpected change in your life?

Darren
Injured in 1993 at age 20, Quadriplegic

Hector
Injured in 1979 at age 19, Paraplegic

Jack
Injured in 1974 at age 26, Paraplegic

Clarissa
Son injured in 1974 at age 19, Quadriplegic

What's gotten easier over time?

Jorge
Injured in 1978 at age 11, Paraplegic

Bill
Injured in 1970 at age 8 months, Paraplegic

Darren
Injured in 1993 at age 20, Quadriplegic

Hector
Injured in 1979 at age 19, Paraplegic

What's gotten harder over time?

Sue
Son injured in 2004 at age 10, Quadriplegic

Bill
Injured in 1970 at age 8 months, Paraplegic

Stefany
Injured in 1993 at age 7, Quadriplegic

Ramon
Injured in 1999 at age 25, Paraplegic

What's your number-one day-to-day living problem?

Joey
Injured in 2005 at age 13, Quadriplegic

Monserat
Injured in 2008 at age 16, Paraplegic

Bill
Injured in 1970 at age 8 months, Paraplegic

Darren
Injured in 1993 at age 20, Quadriplegic

How do you see your future?

Joey
Injured in 2005 at age 13, Quadriplegic

Suzzi
Partner or spouse injured in 1995 at age 17, Quadriplegic

Michelle
Injured in 2002 at age 21, Quadriplegic

Joel
Injured in 1998 at age 17, Paraplegic

What's your main concern about the future?

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

Riveria
Son injured in 1997 at age 24, Quadriplegic

Joan
Son injured in 1985 at age 22, Quadriplegic

John
Son injured in 1985 at age 22, Quadriplegic

What's the best advice you have for others in your situation?

Bill
Injured in 1970 at age 8 months, Paraplegic

Darren
Injured in 1993 at age 20, Quadriplegic

Hector
Injured in 1979 at age 19, Paraplegic

Maurice
Injured in 1997 at age 24, Quadriplegic