Welcome on the Spinal Cord Injury part of my site.
Having a spinal cord injury, especially at a very high level, is terrible. I know how it is to be almost completely paralyzed, and being extremely dependent upon help from people and special tools. I know because a bus accident broke my neck at level C3/4. I can only move my head.
My first life ended at 26 years young. My second life started in 1995. Like one neverending nightmare. I hope you can not imagine. How many people's lives are down by this type of damage?! Let's discover how to repair a SCI as soon as possible! What is broken can be fixed.
Discover how to repair the spinal cord injury
- Make more people aware how terrible having a SCI is.
- Make it clear that more research could bring a repair.
- Mobilize people to give more priority to serious research.
Would that research be expensive? Yes of course, but look at it this way: how expensive is it NOT being able to repair a SCI? And if you would break your neck tomorrow, would you like there to be a repair?
And if we can fix a SCI, then what else can we fix!
Then again, it is not just a matter of money. If I had all the money in the world, doctors could still not fix it. We just can't do it. Not yet. In theory it is possible to repair a spinal cord. What we need to do is: stop making war and too many babies, and instead invest in all kinds of fundamental research.
Until the day that a spinal cord injury can be fixed, we have to survive. And therefore it helps to share the solutions to shared problems.
Here on my site I intend to share my story and my SCI-solutions for everyday challenges.
There is a new site online that collects all kinds of solutions, thought up by patients:
(Not just SCI solutions. Any disability or illness)
(note: I am slowly building this site, never done, always messy)
(note 2: some pages are in Dutch only).