Personal Interviews About Life With Paralysis

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How do you see your future?

Future Life Planning After a Spinal Cord Injury
Personal Experiences with Paralysis

Q: How do you see your future?

After a spinal cord injury, individuals often re-evaluate many aspects of life, including how they see the future. There is a period of readjustment often marked by new goals and expectations. 

Many people report that after adjustment, life goes on very much as it was before. Individuals are presented with new opportunities and develop unexpected relationships unimaginable before paralysis. Meaningful connections make many feel hopeful for the future — some even brighter than it was before.

We asked 100 men and women to share how they see their futures after paralysis. Their illuminating answers are in the videos below.