Stories

Some people with spinal cord injuries have shared their stories with us so we can all understand better what it is like to live with a spinal cord injury. If you would like to feature in stories please let us know info@spinalinjuries.ie

Frank’s story – Helping his son through a SCI

In September 2012, Frank Lawlor received the phone call that every parent hopes they will never receive. His son Brian, who was 16 at the time, had been involved in a cycling accident and was being rushed to hospital. Frank explained that he received the phone call from one of Brian’s friends but at first

Skydiving with a SCI

Les Wright, who has a C5/C6 spinal cord injury, fulfilled a life-long dream this year when he completed a skydive Les Wright, from Killarney, is on a

Sailing on the sea with a SCI

Róisín Hackett was awarded a sailing bursary through Spinal Injuries Ireland and Sail Training Ireland to go on adventure of a lifetime last summer At 4am on

Maria’s Story

I am now 28 years old and my accident happened when I was 20 years old. I had grown up around horses and my grandparents always had

Martin’s Story

On the 20th of September 2016, I celebrated my 40th year of living with a spinal cord injury. In 1976, I was in a car crash. I

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Robert’s Story

At the age of seventeen I was like every other teenager. I had a year left in school, I was working part time, enjoying my weekends with

Kerrie’s Story

It is amazing what just over five years brings you. Where will you be in 5 years time is a question you get at every job interview

Ann’s Story

The 23rd September 2012 is a day I will not forget in a hurry. That was the date of my wedding anniversary, it was also the day

Noirin’s Story

On May 27th, 2008 the McGarvey family’s life changed forever. Sonia and her two children, Noirin (4 years old) and Aodan (2 years old) were driving to

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