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Spinal Cord Injury Health Byte

Published: August 3, 2009

Spinal Cord Injury is a very serious injury that can be very severe depending on the injury.

‘You’ve got to keep going’

Published: August 3, 2009

jMasonJill Mason embodies challenges, successes of people living with spinal-cord injuries

One of the annoying things about life with two paralyzed legs is time, Jill Mason said.

It takes hours to get up, to shower, dress and fix something to eat, the daily routine that an able-bodied person — like the competitive triathlete Mason used to be — could accomplish in minutes.

In the five years since a drunken driver smashed into her bicycle on Highway 12 near Oakmont, severing her spinal cord, Mason, 31, has gotten faster at these mundane chores, but they still take an entire morning.