Back from Mount Meru - supporting Haydom Friends in Tanzania

Posted by Sam Crow, August 25 2020

Reaching the summit of Mount Meru has been a momentous achievement for our wheelchair users, and it's all for a good cause - the Haydom Friends project in Tanzania, supporting children with Spina Bifida.

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Topics: wheelchair, Spinal Cord Injury, spina bifida

Less infections & more freedom, bladder management therapy that works

Posted by Alan Cook, July 29 2020

After a devastating jump into a swimming pool on his vacation trip in Greece, Michael Kerr injured his spine and came to understand that his paralysis came with consequences other than he could have imagined.

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Topics: wheelchair, Bladder Management, Spinal Cord Injury, ISC, UTI

A dive into a shallow pool changed his life

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, July 23 2020

The vacation trip to Greece took a sudden turn when Michael dived into a swimming pool and hit his head on the bottom. He was badly injured but found an unexpected way back into living life.

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Topics: Neurogenic Bladder, Bladder Management, SCi, Spinal Cord Injury

The first person to scale Mount Meru in a wheelchair

Posted by Alan Cook, July 15 2020

Earlier this year, LoFric user Ina Åkerberg set off to climb Africa's fourth highest mountain, Mount Meru, with the aid of wheelchair and crutches. Ina has since completed the trek and returned. Here she shares her story of this remarkable  adventure.

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Topics: SCi, Spinal injury, Spinal Cord Injury

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