Today, Friday 15th May marks spinal cord injury awareness day in the UK.
On spinal cord injury awareness day, we think about all of those people who are affected by spinal cord injury.
Every day, six people in the UK receive the devastating news that they have sustained damage to their spinal cord and for many, that means paralysis and life as a wheelchair user.
But with expert treatment of the complex medical and non-medical effects of cord injury,
targeted rehabilitation and
adequate support, people can rebuild their lives after spinal cord injury and go on to lead active and fulfilled lives as demonstrated by the 50,000 (approximately) such people living this way right now in the UK.
Spirit supports healthcare professionals around the world to develop their skills and learning to ensure that everybody affected by spinal cord injury achieves their maximum functional independence
and lead healthy lives free of medical complications.