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Q&A: What's been the most unexpected change in your life?

Life Adjustments After a Spinal Cord Injury
Personal Experiences with Paralysis

Q: What’s been the most unexpected change in your life?

A spinal cord injury is a sudden life-changing event that requires individuals to reexamine every aspect of their lives. Learning to live with a spinal cord injury is a process that often leads to meaningful changes in relationships and new insights about life.

Many people report that their spinal cord injuries led them to explore new educational opportunities and career paths. Some relocated for better access to healthcare and others made connections to the disability community and discovered the pleasures of adaptive sports. Many said their spinal cord injuries led them to reassess their values and priorities.

We asked 100 men and women to share the most unexpected changes in their lives after spinal cord injury. Below are the most informative and insightful answers.

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