Category Archives: Spinal Cord Injury

Lifting the Veil

I’ve realised in recent years that I have spent a lot of energy making out that my life as a paraplegic is so much easier than it actually is, a mind set I developed very soon after my accident, a coping mechanism for myself but also a very effective way of swerving people’s sympathy. I minimised everything, but in minimising my injury I minimised me. Continue reading

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The Paralympics and Me

Here’s a link to a new blog post on The Independent website, it’s about my feelings towards the Paralympics and how much my attitude has changed in the past six months. http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/08/28/at-first-i-didn’t-want-to-be-defined-by-my-paralysis-and-now-im-proud/  

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Fix Me: Horizon (BBC2 Oct 2009)

I watched this interesting doc on BBC2 last night and found it rather thought provoking. It followed the experiences of 3 different people looking into stem cell research and the possibilities it may hold for improving or even curing neurological, … Continue reading

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