Friday, September 20, 2019

Tag: World Spinal Cord Day

World Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day promotes living a full life

Published: September 5, 2019

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.

Quadriplegic is living a full life

Published: September 13, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Bungee jumping, paragliding and kite-surfing. Not everyone can do these extreme sports, but these are just a few of the things that Brenton Swartz, a quadriplegic, ticks off his bucket list.

Swartz from Atlantis outside Cape Town was only 15 years old when his life changed forever.

It was an ordinary day and he and his siblings were playing at home when a tragic incident left him paralysed from the neck down. His brother accidentally shot him while they were playing.

Spinal Injury Survivors Deliver Powerful Performances; Leave Audience Spell-Bound

Published: September 13, 2017

Sakshi Malik Turns Up to Support the Cause as Indian Spinal Injuries Centre Observes Spinal Cord Injury Day at Talkatora Stadium

Survivors of serious spinal injuries led the celebrations, putting on display a series of power-packed performances that showcased their unwavering audacity and spirit of survival, at a unique cultural event to mark the 2nd Spinal Cord Injury Day. The performances very appropriately reinforced the theme of this year’s Spinal Cord Injury Day “YES WE CAN”.

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