Personal Interviews About Life With Paralysis

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What was your greatest fear at first?

Common Fears After a Spinal Cord Injury
Personal Experiences with Paralysis

Q: What was your greatest fear at first?

A spinal cord injury is a life-changing event and the days that follow are filled with uncertainty. For many, confronting the reality that they may lose the ability to walk is emotionally wrenching and difficult to accept for both the patient and family. An uncertain future prompts financial concerns and fears about relationship changes. Some worry about preconceived notions of disability and having to use a wheelchair.

We asked 100 men and women to share their greatest fears after their spinal cord injury. The videos below contain their intensely honest answers.