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

Volunteering with SII – David Sparrow’s story

Witnessing a man sustain a spinal cord injury 16 years ago led David Sparrow to become a volunteer with SII “I remember it well. It was in 2002 and I was the coach of a local rugby team. I was the coach of the second team and we’d just finished playing our match and we

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

Boat at sea

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

This Is My Life Video Series

Watch our This Is My Life video series which highlights the personal stories of what life is like after spinal cord injury. The series highlights personal accounts

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

Padraig – Tall Ships

I fell off a wall at the age of 16 and broke my neck at C4/C5 level. As a result I’m paralysed from the chest down 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

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