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Hi,my name is Marco and I have a C4-C5 SCI.On the 20th of April I received an operation in St. Gallen to remove some of the scar tissue of injury to reduce the spasmi, the doctors told me i would feel a change in perception within the first months, b...
Hi,I'm now going on to 5 months post my SCI. Maybe I'm just impatient but I need to get some advise. Here comes my story... December I had a motocross injury and fractured my spine in 2 places, T6 & T8.I was discharged beginning February. Just b...
Hello everyone! I met a person with SCI who works in Geneva for a few months. She speaks perfectly English and Spanish and would like to meet someone to go handbiking together in the Geneva area. Would you like some company for your handbike rides...
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Dear Community Users, As announced in this blog post, the migration to the new community interface is happening shortly. Therefore the Community will be on “stand-by” mode for a few days starting tomorrow, June 25th – i.e. you can continue to acc...
The Community Team wishes you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year full of love and happiness! Thank you for making this Community such a wonderful place! Best wishes and happy holidays, Julia on behalf of the Community Team [video]94...
Dear Community "The results, published in Nature and Nature Neuroscience today, are dramatic. All three patients recovered some degree of walking ability, and their progress in physical-therapy sessions has translated to improved mobility in t...
Hi there, it's not always easy to explain what it's like to live with a chronic disability. A while ago, I found two analogies which find a way of explaining and which I'd like to share with you.  The "Gorilla in your house" analogy The ...
Dear all I recently came across a stair climbing electric wheelchair. http://www.scewo.ch In their videos and advertisement the product looks awesome. Did anyboy here allready test the Scewo or see it at an exebition?? Or does anybody here have expe...
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Hi there, I wanted to share a TED talk with you which I watched a while ago and which I find excellent. I myself am a bit of a complex case, and when doctors get in touch with my case, there is always a lot of insecurity and unknown. Doctors' reacti...


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Backcountry skiing as a paraplegic with WIITE
Certain sport activities seem to be fantasies to resume when one becomes paraplegic. Now, however, it's one less: an avid fan of winter sports who is paralyzed from the waist down has recently...
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