Tag: SCI Awareness Week
Today is World Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, providing an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the experiences of people living with a spinal cord injury (SCI).
Today’s awareness day also coincides with Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week running from 2-8 September.
FOR Mackay man David Conway, Spinal Injury Awareness Week is about alerting people to the fact accidents can happen to anyone.
The nationwide awareness week started yesterday.
“Spinal injuries happen every day,” Mr Conway said.
“Becoming paralysed can happen so easily.”
Statistics show one person in Australia will have a spinal cord injury every day.
Mr Conway’s life was changed forever when he was injured in a sporting accident when he was 20.
Every day in Australia someone’s life changes in an instant due to a spinal cord injury.
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week (9 – 15 November 2014) is a national campaign highlighting spinal cord injury in the community. The week is relevant not only to people living with spinal cord injuries, their families and friends; but the broader community, venues and business.