We believe in empowering those affected by paralysis with the best knowledge, resources, support, and community.
We devote a lot of time here helping others cope and coping with bad news ourselves. Here is a letter we got recently:
To Whom It May Concern,
In 2006, my long time college friend had been body surfing waves in his home town when along came a rogue wave that crashed his body to the sand and severed his spinal column. It was unthinkable and frightening for all of us to realize this very vital man was going to be a quadriplegic for the rest of his life at 41.
I called your phone number and talked with a lovely woman at the time who gave me the reassurance that she would send me books and information to help me understand his new world and how he could live a vibrant life.
Sadly, by the time the package arrived, my friend had already passed away from further complications to his condition.
I regret not sending these back to you sooner, but I felt somehow that if I kept this box that he was still here. I realize 5 years later I am ready to let go of this box and let someone else benefit from the information.
I want to thank you again for having such wonderful supportive people to answer questions via the phone.
I hope you will forgive me for this lengthy delay.
This person called the Paralysis Resource Center
(800-539-7309). We get a ton of calls from family and friends.
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