September 1st marks the beginning of a full month dedicated to raising awareness about spinal cord injuries.
Recognizing Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
It’s important for us all to be aware of spinal cord injuries and the life-changing effects they can have on those living with SCI every day. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, “every 48 seconds in America, a person becomes paralyzed.” This can occur from motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, and more.
You may already know about 180 Medical’s founder’s story. Todd Brown was injured in a motocross accident, leading to a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. After his experience, Todd created 180 Medical as a way to help turn lives around. Because of our founder, helping raise awareness about spinal cord injuries is a cause that’s near and dear to all our hearts here. We also have employees on staff with spinal cord injuries.
According to a study by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, approximately 1,275,000 people live with spinal cord injuries. We invite you to share this post to help spread awareness of spinal cord injuries to your friends and family.
Spinal Cord Injury Resources and Links
Here are a few of the top organizations and non-profits that support people with spinal cord injuries.
Request a free copy of their comprehensive Paralysis Resource Guide. The website also offers access to informative videos, facts, and local resources for those living with spinal cord injuries. Plus, you can find options to donate, raise awareness, or join Team Reeve!
Ready to take action and work for change? Join NSCA’s United Spinal Team Advocacy! Also, stay in the know on upcoming events and the latest news. If you need help or peer support, you can get access to local chapters and support groups. You can also find publications, advocacy brochures, hand-rims for your wheelchair, and more in their online store.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America is an organization for United States Military service members and veterans who live with paralyzation. Find news, information, and local chapters for support.
This organization is dedicated to providing support and enhancing the quality of life for those with spinal cord injuries. Find resources, support from peers and your community, counseling for veterans, ways to get involved and donate, and more.
Stay up-to-date on recent research, find volunteer opportunities, donate, and find other ways to get involved.
Ready to meet others living with spinal cord injuries? You can connect through the Apparelyzed online forum or their Facebook for peer support and networking.
Catheter Supplies for Spinal Cord Injuries
If you live with SCI and have to use catheters, you’re definitely not alone. 180 Medical’s Product Specialists offer support while guiding you through your catheter options. From catheter extension tubes to closed system catheter kits in all sizes, we have the product solution for your needs.