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    New Book: SCI: First 90 Days

    This new book, written by Sam Maddox from the Dana and Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (and a founding father of the SpineWire website which was the precursor to CareCure), is available as a free PDF download on the Cure Medical website for those who have a new SCI, and their family members. Here is the information:

    SCI: The First 90 Days

    https://curemedical.com/for-the-cure...l-cord-injury/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    This new book, written by Sam Maddox from the Dana and Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (and a founding father of the SpineWire website which was the precursor to CareCure), is available as a free PDF download on the Cure Medical website for those who have a new SCI, and their family members. Here is the information:

    SCI: The First 90 Days

    https://curemedical.com/for-the-cure...l-cord-injury/

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    Looks good SCI Nurse, thank you. Sam Maddox has been pretty amazing in providing resources over the years. I can remember getting my hands on an edition of "Spinewire" many years ago. Excellent resource.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChesBay View Post
    Looks good SCI Nurse, thank you. Sam Maddox has been pretty amazing in providing resources over the years. I can remember getting my hands on an edition of "Spinewire" many years ago. Excellent resource.
    I think you mean "Spinal Network", which was a book that Sam edited in the first several editions. It is now in its 6th or 7th edition, and produced by the United Spinal Association. When I was working, we provided a copy to all of our new injury SCI/D patients.

    "SpineWire" was a website he helped to start, with Wise Young and others, that was the original version of CareCure. This was about 1996 or 1997. That site eventually because "Cando!" and then eventually evolved into "CareCure" around 2003.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    I think you mean "Spinal Network", which was a book that Sam edited in the first several editions. It is now in its 6th or 7th edition, and produced by the United Spinal Association. When I was working, we provided a copy to all of our new injury SCI/D patients.

    "SpineWire" was a website he helped to start, with Wise Young and others, that was the original version of CareCure. This was about 1996 or 1997. That site eventually because "Cando!" and then eventually evolved into "CareCure" around 2003.

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    Yes, you've got it exactly right. "Spinal Network" and the sequence/ evolutions of the the websites . All tremendous resources, as a person with SCI can clearly remember the great feeling finding a mother lode of information with all of the excellent sources you cited.

    Along the lines of great helpers along the way in SCI journey would be remiss not to mention Barry Corbet's 1980 (?) book ,"Options". I can remember the feeling, coming across my first copy of his great work and buying several more as they'd get passed to those who might benefit from them.

    I look forward to thoroughly reviewing Sam Maddox's latest work. I did take a quick look last night. Though I am now closer to the first 90 years rather than, " the first 90 days" , I am sure he's created another great resource that will help many.

    Thanks for putting all of these excellent resources in an accurate timeline, important history to the newly injured and long time survivors. (IMHO)

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    Yes, Barry Corbet's work should be remembered. Barry was injured in 1968, and died in 2004.

    "Options" was a book that was developed along with Barry's production of the first ("Changes" 1972?) and second ("Outside" 1978) of his 3 seminal films related to SCI (the third being "Survivors" 1989). Although the films are a bit dated now days, I still used both the two latter films through this year in education of SCI staff to help them understand better some of the issues related to SCI. "Changes" was about new injury and getting through rehab, "Outside" about living in the community with a SCI, and "Survivors" addressed many issues of aging with SCI. Unfortunately these are all out of print, as is "Options".

    Barry was also the founding editor of "New Mobility" magazine; a position he held for many years. "New Mobility started as the "Spinal Network Extra" newsletter (started by Sam Maddox). He also spoke widely at conferences and workshops for both people with SCI and health care professionals who worked with people with SCI. I was fortunate to be able to call him "friend".

    Barry became a spokesman for aging with SCI in his last 20 years of life and wrote a number of articles (for publications such as New Mobility and AARP magazine) on this topic. You might find some of these enlightening as you are addressing these issues yourself.

    http://barrycorbet.com/
    http://www.newmobility.com/2013/09/p...ed-no-regrets/
    http://www.newmobility.com/2014/12/e...-nursing-home/


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