From nurse to patient – my experience of Spinal Cord Injury

Posted by Sam Crow, January 30 2020

A keen horserider and experienced nurse, Sallyanne Haigh has found herself on the other side of healthcare provision when she sustained a Spinal Cord Injury from falling from her horse.

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Topics: Lifestyle, Spinal Cord Injury, ISC, UTI

Your Fund

Posted by Aspire, December 5 2019

This is the story of Grace, who has been able to regain her independence thanks to Spinal Cord Injury charity, Aspire and Your Fund.

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury

Learning how to live again - life after rehabilitation

Posted by Sam Crow, November 11 2019

Sustaining a spinal cord injury could be catastrophic, yet Montserrat Clotet's lust for life and positivity are obvious upon meeting her. In this short documentary, Montse gives us an insight into how she gets the most out of each day.

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Topics: SCi, Spinal Cord Injury, Self-catheterisation, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Back in the saddle

Posted by Sam Crow, June 18 2019

After a life-changing accident left Sallyanne Haigh paralysed from the waist down, doctors were quick to warn her away from a return to horse riding. Yet, three and a half years later, Sallyanne is not only back in the saddle – she’s taking home gold on horseback.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Recovery, Sport, Transanal Irrigation, Bladder Management, Spinal injury, Spinal Cord Injury, TAI, Bowel Management, Self-catheterisation

Inspired By Aspire

Posted by Sam Crow, April 16 2019

Every eight hours someone is paralysed by a Spinal Cord Injury. National charity Aspire, provides practical support to people who have been paralysed as a result of their injury, allowing them to lead fulfilled and independent lives. Vladimir’s story is just one of thousands of inspiring stories that come from Aspire’s work.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Spinal Cord Injury