Family and Friends

06 April, 2015 Causes Two

When a spinal cord injury occurs to a loved one or a friend, it is difficult to know what the best way to offer support.

Perhaps you are a spouse, whose husband or wife has suffered a spinal cord injury and you are now navigating the changes in your relationship, and your lives while working to keep your partner healthy, hopeful, and well taken care of.  It can be a lot.

There are a number of support services for families and spouses supporting a loved one with SCI, and online community forums and groups that offer support, information, tips and techniques.

As you begin your research consider some starting points:

  • Educate yourself on the issues and language of spinal cord injuries, so that you can help your loved one navigate the world of SCI.  The resource section of our website is a good place to start.
  • Learn as much as possible about the advocacy issues that the SCI community is facing, in order to make informed choices about where to best spend your efforts for the cause.  Our hope is to create and coordinate local efforts with more widespread actions across both the US and Canada to really power our movement.
  • Consider fundraising on behalf of your loved one, in a way that supports their interests and engages your local support!  Our advocacy toolkit will help to guide local fundraising to make things go as smoothly as possible for you.

Together, we are stronger