Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

Brook’s Story

Life After Spinal Cord Injury

The story of how a series of decisions led to a life-changing injury. Brook’s life after spinal cord injury and her resulting paralysis helped her to unearth hidden strengths. She discovered her capacity for patience, her tenacity, and her confidence. Over the years, facing unimaginable challenges, she has cultivated her adaptability and her resilience.

Our Stories page includes snapshots of the lives of those in the spinal cord injury community. SCI is life-changing, but those connected to community are the most likely to thrive. No one anticipates having a spinal cord injury. There is no cure, and few are prepared for such a catastrophic change. But there is hope. There are others who are on a similar journey.

Brook’s Story is just one person’s journey, but it highlights many of the fears, struggles, and doubts those with a spinal cord injury often face.

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection helps to fan the flames of resilience and map a plan to health and hope. We are a bridge to vital community resources and services, and those who get connected to our Community Health Worker Team can overcome this trying time and thrive!


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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelo

The SCI community is full of individuals overcoming adversity and thriving. Seeing others succeed and a “frequent dose of community” can make the transition to the new normal after a spinal cord injury easier. Share your story to help others see what’s possible.

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Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

6645 NE 78th Ct C6
Portland, OR 97217

Email: contact@oregonsci.org