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    Care Advocacy is Covered

    Care Advocacy is Covered

    I am dumb founded to a point at trying to understand why more sci people don't advocate for the cure.

    Let's look at who's advocating on behalf of care.

    The ILC industry, each state has at least a few Independent Living Centers, they have employees and board members. Each state has a Vocational Rehabilitation Agencey, board members. Each state has a SCIL State Council for Independent Living. I think that's just a few on state level.

    http://www.ilru.org/html/publication...ory/index.html

    National, NCIL, WID, NOD, NSCIA

    Industry, wheel chair companies, medical supplies, pharma, health care

    Publications, New Mobility, PN/Paraplegia News, ect.

    I know I'm just touching the tip of the ice berg so feel free to add.

    So I can't for the life of me understand the defence of foundations we thought were cure. ie CRF, MP, RHF.

    I mean come on Care Advocacies ass is so covered it's unbelievable.

    If every SCI person injured within the past 2 years went full force on cure, care would not be hurt in any way.

    As a 25 year advocate for care I think we maybe and still do instill a feeling of fear in new sci. A fear that if they don't advocate care they will lose some thing and they won't be living a sci life as it should be according to history.

    It pissed me off for a while when I first heard it but CR said the most true words I've ever heard, he said People are paralyzed because they choose to be.

    Let's move forward and encourage people to do cure advocacy after sci, lets put our funds behind the REAL cure groups, lets get more involved, lets think long and hard on what life should be after a sci.

    Should it be fixing it or surviving it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    Care Advocacy is Covered

    I am dumb founded to a point at trying to understand why more sci people don't advocate for the cure.

    Let's look at who's advocating on behalf of care.

    The ILC industry, each state has at least a few Independent Living Centers, they have employees and board members. Each state has a Vocational Rehabilitation Agencey, board members. Each state has a SCIL State Council for Independent Living. I think that's just a few on state level.

    http://www.ilru.org/html/publication...ory/index.html

    National, NCIL, WID, NOD, NSCIA

    Industry, wheel chair companies, medical supplies, pharma, health care

    Publications, New Mobility, PN/Paraplegia News, ect.

    I know I'm just touching the tip of the ice berg so feel free to add.

    So I can't for the life of me understand the defence of foundations we thought were cure. ie CRF, MP, RHF.

    I mean come on Care Advocacies ass is so covered it's unbelievable.

    If every SCI person injured within the past 2 years went full force on cure, care would not be hurt in any way.

    As a 25 year advocate for care I think we maybe and still do instill a feeling of fear in new sci. A fear that if they don't advocate care they will lose some thing and they won't be living a sci life as it should be according to history.

    It pissed me off for a while when I first heard it but CR said the most true words I've ever heard, he said People are paralyzed because they choose to be.

    Let's move forward and encourage people to do cure advocacy after sci, lets put our funds behind the REAL cure groups, lets get more involved, lets think long and hard on what life should be after a sci.

    Should it be fixing it or surviving it.
    Lately I have been thinking that the new media, social media in particular have helped more the care advocacy than the cure advocacy..
    Just look at the FB pages of the Reeve Foundation, it's all about celebrating life with SCI and almost nothing about ending SCI.

    New SCI people are more exposed to "cool" things you can do in W/C than how to make a cure happen.

    I have been thinking about doing a counter awarness effort by challenging all the "happy wheelers" messages that are misleading and do not help putting urgency on finding a cure.

    Paolo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post

    It pissed me off for a while when I first heard it but CR said the most true words I've ever heard, he said People are paralyzed because they choose to be.
    SERIOUSLY??? That is so offensive. I knew there was a reason I don't read this forum often. UGH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zillazangel View Post
    SERIOUSLY??? That is so offensive. I knew there was a reason I don't read this forum often. UGH!
    Charles Carson - The Early King of a Cure- used to write about people with disabilities having a “Damascus experience” and therefore coming to terms with their new reality. He himself never had such a conversion.

    http://newmobility.com/articleView.cfm?id=11828

    That is why people with SCI give up hope and do not advocate for a cure.

    Zillazangel, what do you do to make a cure happen, if I may ask?

    Paolo
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    Quote Originally Posted by paolocipolla View Post
    Zillazangel, what do you do to make a cure happen, if I may ask?

    Paolo
    No, you may not ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zillazangel View Post
    No, you may not ask.
    That's a bad attitude.

    Are you having a bad day?

    Paolo
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    Quote Originally Posted by zillazangel View Post
    SERIOUSLY??? That is so offensive. I knew there was a reason I don't read this forum often. UGH!
    Paolo is a jerk, so let ME ask ... How are you helping me to walk again?




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    I am doing nothing to help you walk, and don't intend to. I don't have a disease, there is no "cure" for what I have. I have an injury. Ramps, accessible housing, buildings, preventing workplace discrimination help me and others like me now. If stem cells manage to re-wire part of my spinal cord then I will get the joy of becoming an incomplete... an incomplete who will face considerable obstacles that because my body will have wasted away for years as a complete. I am sure you have read the threads about the challenges incompletes face, those threads were a big reality check for me. A situation you will face as well my friend. A "cure" will do no more for me in reality than all the hard work the "care" advocates are doing, and a "cure" is by any realistic measure at least a decade away.

    So I give my money for care. I don't deride you for you choices, you shouldn't denigrate other people for theirs.

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    Yes, Paolo is correct about counterawareness challenging the 'happy roller' mentality.
    As long as people see us as happy and rolling about living our lives, they will not understand the hell that is paralysis.
    Leo, I think your thread about a 'high quad' perspective was truly a step in the right direction, but we got to get the message outside of carecure. I've been thinking about this lately, but not exactly sure where to start.
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