Tag: SCI Awareness
Jumping out of a tree or riding a motorcycle without a helmet aren’t the only bad decisions that can turn into a spinal cord injury.
There’s also texting while driving and not wearing a seat belt.
This was the message that locals with spinal cord injuries were hoping to send as they spoke about awareness at various local schools.
During Florida Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, Coral Springs residents Ryan Gebauer and Alex Lutin spoke about the dangers of bad decisions at various local high schools, including Coral Glades and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
CAPE MAY – The city’s beach patrol and fire rescue personnel have answered 20 C-Spine (neck, cervical and spine) injury calls since June 26.
At issue, beaches with sharp drop offs may be causing neck and spine injuries for body surfers and surfers here as a result of sand replenishment by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps have been replenishing the city’s beaches since October 1999. Those who body surf are affected the most by running into a wall of sand at the shoreline.
Chad DeSatnick, a former lifeguard who shattered two vertebrae in his neck eight years ago surfing at Poverty Beach, told City Council August 4 that the beach patrol and firefighters answered three 9-1-1 emergency calls on the city’s beaches alone on August 3.
KEDRON: Students at Kedron State School will hear important injury prevention messages to help keep them safe in the schoolyard and beyond next week.
Spinal Education Awareness Team (SEAT) presenter Robert Spencer, who has been presenting for the past 16 years, will share his story of how he sustained his spinal cord injuries and what life is like using a wheelchair with children from Prep to Year Seven on August 13.
Mr Spencer, pictured, has spoken to almost 90,000 children about the danger of risky behaviours such as diving into water before checking its depth, not wearing a seatbelt or playing sports recklessly.
REGINA — With May 2009 proclaimed as spinal cord injury and physical disabilities awareness month in the province, the Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) wants to spotlight everything its members can do.
“It’s the abilities of people with disabilities — don’t focus on the disability, focus on the ability,” said CPA Saskatchewan President Del Huber. “We’re trying to just make people aware of … not so much of what they can’t do, as what they can do.”