SCI Awareness Month

Just because someone can walk does not mean they don’t live with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). This is something I have come to better understand over the past few years.

Often times I will say, “I still have some nerve damage.” But really, what that means is: I live with a spinal cord injury. Because an SCI affects so much more than our ability to walk.

This month is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month.
I know how blessed I am to be able to walk, to swim, to climb mountains, because there are many, many people who can’t. But I also live with the effects of my spinal injury on a daily basis – sometimes hourly – because nerve damage never goes away.

It’s a good reminder for all of us to remember that sometimes we can see our (and others’) struggles, and sometimes we can’t.