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Do children with spinal cord injuries grow up to marry and raise families?

Do children with spinal cord injuries grow up to marry and raise families?

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

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Adults who sustain spinal cord injuries as children absolutely can marry and have wonderful relationships, and if they want, choose to have and raise a wonderful family. It's very exciting for us, working in pediatrics to be able to see someone w... Show More

Adults who sustain spinal cord injuries as children absolutely can marry and have wonderful relationships, and if they want, choose to have and raise a wonderful family. It's very exciting for us, working in pediatrics to be able to see someone who was injured at a young age develop very well through all of their teenage years, and bright transition into adulthood, and then get married and come back and visit us with their first-born child. So absolutely, anyone with a spinal cord injury can and may have a child, and certainly have wonderful and high-quality relationships and get married if they so choose.

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Do children with spinal cord injuries grow up to marry and raise families?

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

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Adults who sustain spinal cord injuries as children absolutely can marry and have wonderful relationships, and if they want, choose to have and raise a wonderful family. It's very exciting for us, working in pediatrics to be able to see someone who was injured at a young age develop very well through all of their teenage years, and bright transition into adulthood, and then get married and come back and visit us with their first-born child. So absolutely, anyone with a spinal cord injury can and may have a child, and certainly have wonderful and high-quality relationships and get married if they so choose.

Do children with spinal cord injuries grow up to marry and raise families?
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