The online spinal injury community is what I consider to be the
hub of this site. When I broke my neck in 1994 the
internet was fairly new and most people didn't even have a
computer at home, let alone surf the internet. Nowadays a
lot of people have internet access in one form or another.
The problem is finding good quality information. I got fed
up with trawling sites trying to find out things relevant to my
disability and put together my first spinal injury website.
The idea was to pool and grow the information I had gathered to
make the site a very useful resource for anyone seeking
information about SCI.
Running the site has become fairly full time but I still try to
find time to answer al the emails I get. A lot of this
interaction with my site's visitors was helped greatly by the
addition of community message boards. The message boards
allow thousands of people to see your question and of course
potentially answer it too. Its also a great place for like
minded individuals to hang out and discuss anything.
Instead of one answer to a question you'll often get several. I
am very grateful to all the members who have taken the time to
spinal cord lesion and the resulting disability is unique as are
the people who have suffered them. If you are SCI yourself,
a relative, friend, health professional or just someone seeking
further information about life with a spinal cord injury you are
ALL welcome here at the Spinal Injury Network Message Boards.
Please find time to use the message boards and don't worry about
making mistakes if you haven't used one before. Just
follow the instructions that scroll at the top of the message
board page and you'll pick it up in no time. You WILL need
to supply a valid email address when wanting to post a message
as this is where your password will be sent.
There is no registration required to use the chat room, there is
also no guarantee that anyone else will be in there. As
yet there hasn't been a need to set up regular 'chat' times but
if that's what people want we can do it. Just post a
message on the boards or drop me an email. You will need
'java' enabled in your browser to use the room and may be
prompted to download a small file before it will work for you.
This is ok and not malicious in any way.
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