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There’s Nothing Like the Voice(s) of Experience

Published: November 1, 2011

A spinal cord injury affects the entire family.  For families who are dealing with a new spinal cord injury, there is often a sense of isolation that affects them as well as the patient.  Their world has also been suddenly and drastically changed in ways that it’s hard for anyone outside to really understand.

Now, there’s a new website, called FacingDisability.com, that uses the power of video to help families connect with the real-life experience of others who have “been there” and “done that.”  The website has more than 1,000 videos of people with spinal cord injuries and their parents, spouses, siblings and children talking about what they know and have learned from their own experiences.