A Pick Me Up
This ever growing list of stories below are short articles about ordinary people with Spinal Cord Impairment doing life – not having life do them!
Our intention is that each story is uplifting, perhaps even encouraging or inspiring and demonstrating that although life after SCI may be different it can still be meaningful, full of purpose, sometimes fun, certainly active and even downright awesome.
If you are feeling discouraged about your situation or a loved ones situation we hope that any number of these articles might “pick you up” and build hope.
- Tim Young: “Nothing, not even a spinal….achieving his dreams” by Brittany Keogh at NZ Herald
- Nadia Mackle: “Positive attitude and stubbornness key to ongoing success” by Emma Dangerfield at Stuff
- Nick Cornish: “Hopes of playing music again after breaking neck” by John Lewis at the ODT
- Teina Boyd: “I want my laugh back” by Tess Nichol at The New Zealand Herald
- Jezza Williams: “A man with no boundaries” by Elly Strang at The Press
- Paraplegic farmer keeps chasing agriculture by Tony Benny at Stuff
- Back On the Road, A Paraplegic Motorcyclist, by Brett Ladbrook on AbleThrive
- “The Key to my recovery” Shane Thrower
- “Meet a group of Kiwis who have flourished despite serious spinal injuries” by One News Now
- Nick Mannix: “The thrill seeking tetraplegic refusing to live a boring life” by Seven Sharp
- “Wheelchairs Are Awesome!” on Vimeo
Put the jug on, these articles are a bit longer
“Should I tie my hair back or wear it loose?” The independent, confident productive life of Jaimen Hudson
- “The Unstoppable Drive of Alex Zanardi” by Josh Dean/Maxim