Stories about People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Included on this page are personal stories about people like you and me, whose lives have been affected by a spinal cord injury.

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Universal Design Specialists: Stair Chair Lifts

Aggressive pricing on quality dumbwaiters, molift lifting slings, molift batteries, chargers, stair chair lifts, bath lifts, platform lifts. Call us for the lowest price on the net 800-481-1808 ... read more
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Hangpilot is:

I live in Houston, Texas USA. I am not a CPI person, but do suffer from all the text book complications associated with Diabetes. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURS, IF THIS IS IN YOUR LIFE. ... read more
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Diet plans, Weight Reduction And Food items For Daily life

Flags with the sport can be obtained at numerous suppliers, plus on the web. Your main target naturally must be on ingesting more healthy, lower calorie meals and chopping down your portion measurements. ... read more
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The Story of Dave Harrison

Dave Harrison has been a Peer Support Volunteer for the past six years. ... read more
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The Domino Effect

Hello. My story is a little different than most, I think. A drunk driver injured me in 1993. The injuries were not really significant at the time. ... read more
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Kevin Rempel's Story

As we begin our Holiday Season, I reflect back on the years and the individuals who I have met in my journeys as Executive Director of the Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) Ontario. ... read more
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Meet Veteran Steve Daniel

Growing up in Sudbury, Steve Daniel joined the Canadian Forces when he was a teenager. With 14 years in the Royal Canadian Regiment 1st and 3rd Battalion, Sergeant Daniel served four tours of du ... read more
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Steps on the Way By Clark Lord

Then something happened on June 4th, 2010... I found myself in a hospital room that I later discovered was St. Michael’s, downtown Toronto.

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Randy... A Free Spirit

Randy lives his life without boundaries. Although he has a rare neuromuscular disorder that has rendered him blind and paralyzed from the neck down, the 51-year-old’s spirit is remarkably free. ... read more
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Picking Up The Pieces... Daniel Perry's Story

Daniel Perry is a lucky man. Having overcome challenges that would have broken the will of many and surviving when the odds were stacked against him, the 25-year-old knows what it means to have gratitude. ... read more
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Zora: The Courage to Contribute

Zora is a dedicated volunteer at CPA Ontario. Read her story to learn about what motivates her to give her time and why she feels it is important to do so.

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Wayne Brocklebank: The Difference A Decade Makes

Wayne Brocklebank is just one of our fabulous volunteers. Read this article about Wayne to find out about his experience and why he volunteers with the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario. ... read more
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Highlighting a CPA Ontario Member: Percy Mount

This Remembrance Day we want to highlight one of our members. Percy Mount is a father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a veteran of World War II in the British Armed Forces. ... read more
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The Woman of My Life

Nancy Xia writes about her experiences with spinal cord injury and depression. ... read more
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Celebrating Heather and All Mothers...

Heather remembers a vehicle smashing into the car she was in; there were sirens, police, firefighters and the Jaws of Life removing her from the wreckage. ... read more
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Doug's Story

Doug Smith is a true example of inspiration and extraordinary belief in the human mind and spirit. ... read more
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You Never Know What Tomorrow May Bring... Rob's Story

It was a beautiful fall day. Rob, an avid cyclist, loved this part of the day. Out for his Sunday morning ride, Rob enjoyed taking different paths – some challenging, others less so. ... read more
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Meet Fatima-“As if your next breath could be your last”

Fatima is a wife and mother in her thirties. She provides emotional support and guidance to her teenaged children and companionship to her husband. ... read more
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Jim's Story

Take some time to read Jim's story. We love being part of people's triumphs! ... read more
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Julie's Life Was Just Beginning...

“Everything I have wanted, I now have” says Julie. “It may have taken a bit longer, but not much.” ... read more