Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection (OSCI) exists to build community and create opportunities for people affected by spinal cord injury. Those who sustain an injury have an arduous life-long journey of adapting to paralysis, staying healthy, and rebuilding their life while personally coping with social stigma, systemic oppression against disabilities, and navigating a built environment that often isn’t created for individuals with disabilities. A spinal cord injury (SCI) creates a tremendous physical, emotional, psychological and financial burden on their families and communities. OSCI helps those with a spinal cord injury thrive.
We promote health, build community and create opportunity for people affected by spinal cord injury. Our goal is to ensure everyone who sustains a spinal cord injury has the care and community they need to thrive.
Experience the power of change. Thrive with a spinal cord injury. We envision a community that has overcome the adversity of spinal cord injury and emerged united as a stronger, connected force for an inclusive world.
Advocacy – creating space for others to be known, heard, and seen
Collaboration – building meaningful and strategic partnerships
Compassion – creating community to mend the trauma of spinal cord injury
Equity – ensuring those who are oppressed can thrive
Innovation – adapting to achieve our mission