I’d like to introduce you all to FacingDisability.com, a new resource for families suddenly facing spinal cord injuries, founded by the Hill Foundation of Chicago. It was created to connect families dealing with SCI with others like them, a place to share ideas and advice. FacingDisability.com also has more than 1,000 videos drawn from interviews of people with spinal cord injuries, their families, caregivers and experts on life after SCI.
It’s a first-of-its-kind Internet-based effort to collect life experiences surrounding spinal cord injuries and bring them to the world. It is the only place on the web where you can see and hear the most important answers to the questions everybody asks. Here are some examples of the answers you may be looking for…
If you are curious to see someone like you answering questions such as “What was your greatest fear at first?” or “How did you deal with the transition from hospital to home?” vistit FacingDisability.com to hear common questions on life after SCI.
If you want to learn more about SCI, watch Dr. David Chen’s (Spinal Cord Injury Medical Director, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) in his interview called "Spinal Cord Injury 101."
If you are a parent looking for pediatric spinal cord injury information, see excerpts from Dr. Lawrence Vogel’s (Spinal Cord Injury Program Director, Shriners Children’s Hospital - Chicago) discussing the ins and outs of Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury.
If you are trying to find advice on sex and intimacy after a spinal cord injury, ask questions in our forums.
I hope that you all will visit FacingDisability.com and spread the word. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.