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  1. Families and friends of someone with SCI- I need advice

    I am 15 years post SCI C-5 incomplete. I was injured at six years of age. My best friend and I have been friends since we were two. She's toughed out every surgery (34 last time we counted) and...
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    First off I want to say that yes there are people...

    First off I want to say that yes there are people in this day and age that are intolerant of other persons' private regilious beliefs that they themselves take for granted. I live around the Indy...
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    Top Artists 1. Etta James 2. Eminem 3. Red...

    Top Artists

    1. Etta James
    2. Eminem
    3. Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    4. Aretha Franklin
    5. Nirvana
    6. David Bowie
    7. Green Day
    8. U2
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    I Need Your Help

    In the great state of Indiana the handicapped parking spaces in store parking lots are not governed by the police. It is up to the store managers to call the police and have them write the "violater"...
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    Hi- Skiing was awesome for me. I plan on doing...

    Hi-
    Skiing was awesome for me. I plan on doing it more this summer. I'm a C-5 that functions at a C-7-8 level. I have the smallest cage/sling that quickie makes. And the rope is attachted to the...
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    I believe too! When I was 5 my great-uncle...

    I believe too! When I was 5 my great-uncle married a woman that, according to my grandfather claimed came from the "bigfoot family". Supposedely Uncle Harry found her while camping in Upstate New...
  7. I was injured at 6. My life hadn't even started!...

    I was injured at 6. My life hadn't even started! I've got an incomplete C-5 injury that thank god functions at a C-7-8ish level. I was taught how to walk using a parapodium (almost like a stander...
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    Thanks to those of you that answered my quesion....

    Thanks to those of you that answered my quesion. I realize, of course, that there is no good age to be injured. And yes I understand that there are problems with teen/adult injuries. I just wanted to...
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    Early Childhood Injuries

    I was injured at the age of 6 at the C-5 (incomplete) level. Sometimes I feel almost cheated that I didn't get to have some of the expirences persons injured at an older age (late teens/early...
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    Active July 2005 all children under 8 years old...

    Active July 2005 all children under 8 years old in Indiana must be in car seats or booster seats in a car. However, it's legal to put an infant in the back of a pick-up truck or a two year old on the...
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    1. I've been injured 14 years 10 months 2. I've...

    1. I've been injured 14 years 10 months
    2. I've had ten chairs
    3. Their cost totals at $131,900
    4. I've had 5 power chairs, 3 roll-in shower chairs, and 2 manual chairs

    I've always been hard on...
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    Hi- First off, Shriner's Hospital in Chicago...

    Hi-

    First off, Shriner's Hospital in Chicago is great! I had all of my post injury SCI care there from 7 to 21 years of age. If nothing else you could always sic Caroline Anderson or Sarah Klasse...
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    Fantasy- The Princess Bride best line- "Your...

    Fantasy- The Princess Bride
    best line- "Your ears you keep and I'll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at...
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    i am up and alone sometimes for 16 hrs. i can...

    i am up and alone sometimes for 16 hrs. i can cook using a microwave and toaster oven. i have a matroffionoff so cathing is easy. I'm a c-5 incomplete.
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    that'd be awesome my best friend swears i'd be...

    that'd be awesome my best friend swears i'd be the most interesting character real world has ever had...... should i apply?
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    Sticky: i accidentally posted yesterday on this thread i...

    i accidentally posted yesterday on this thread i didn't mean to. could someone delete it for me?
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    Poll: C-5 incomplete SCI 14 yrs. post. Used electric...

    C-5 incomplete SCI 14 yrs. post. Used electric chairs most of the time until after I dropped out of college and my houses floor was changed from deep pile carpet to wood. I used manual chairs when I...
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    The Happiest Place on Earth

    My eleven and seven year old sisters, my parents and the only friend I kept in contact with after high school and I went a week ago. We were there for 8 days.
    We stayed at the Boardwalk Hotel on...
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    You might be in a wheelchair if..... when...

    You might be in a wheelchair if.....

    when getting off an amusement park ride you scream at the waiting line, "I could walk before I got on this ride!"

    you've used a spatula to knock food out of...
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    Rent soundtrack MARK "Hi. Mark Cohen for...

    Rent soundtrack
    MARK
    "Hi. Mark Cohen for Buzzline...Back to you Alexi. Coming
    up, vampire welfare queens who are compulsive bowlers."
    Oh God, what am I doing?

    Don't Breathe Too Deep ...
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    Good old deep contour jay seat never had a...

    Good old deep contour jay seat
    never had a pressure sore (14 years)
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    I can imagine how you feel. It must be very...

    I can imagine how you feel. It must be very difficult to see your brother going thru this. SCI changes everyone family friends and the individual who was injured. Don't pull away from your brother....
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    Most practical, buy a baby or diaper bag, and...

    Most practical, buy a baby or diaper bag, and fill it. Bottles, that weird bottle cleaner, undershirts, diapers, powder, diaper rash cream, wipes, changing pad, formula (if baby is bottle feed),...
  24. Thread: theme parks

    by hisamsmith
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    okwjoe, I Visit what my family refers to as "the...

    okwjoe,
    I Visit what my family refers to as "the world" aka Disney every year. I ride EVERYTHING!!!!!! My injury was C-5 and 14 years post. My suggestions: 1. Get on Passporter.com and go to the...
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    Jodi- I have come across several people like...

    Jodi-
    I have come across several people like this since my injury 14 years ago.
    I saw and heard a woman screaming once in Shriners' in Chicago. Her step-son had been shot by her nephew's rival...
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