The trustees of SPIRIT would like to mark spinal cord injury awareness day on Friday 20th May.
In the UK, three people a day are left paralysed through spinal cord injury.
A spinal cord injury can happen in the simplest of circumstances and when one is least prepared. A long stay in hospital often follows and the impact of this on the injured person’s family and friends cannot be underestimated.
Fortunately, there are a number of organisations that provide practical support for people affected by spinal cord injury. These organisations provide a range of valuable services from the moment of injury and for the rest of a persons life.
The services are also provided to family and friends of the injured person.
SPIRIT supports the work done by all of these organisations and we would like to commend them for the work that they do. Further information, and news about spinal cord injury awareness day can be found by following this link.
SPIRIT is a charity that supports the learning about the treatment of spinal cord injury in countries all over the world.
SPIRIT provides grants for doctors and other healthcare professionals to travel to the UK and to learn about our spinal cord injury centre service and learn new skills.
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