Life After Spinal Cord Injury
In Casey’s story he shares how he sustained his spinal cord injury over 20 years ago when he was 20 years old and how it changed his life.
Casey joined the Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection Board of Directors in August 2019. He is an OSCI Community Health Worker and an active community advocate and leader for people with disabilities in Southern Oregon. He is also on the Board of Directors for David’s Chair Outdoor Mobility Systems, where he advocates for people living with mobility limitations to get outdoors using all-terrain track-chairs. Casey and his wife have a little boy, and they love exploring the beaches in Southern Oregon.
SCI is unlike many other disabilities because everyone’s experience is unique, but we face similar struggles. Together, in community, we can find the empathy and support we need to thrive.
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.
Casey’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.