This past year has been hard on all of us, especially the SCI and caregiver community. With Covid rampant all over the world, there is an underlying fear of the unknown that haunts us all. With the onset of early vaccinations for Covid with new RNA technology, and all the new information, mis-information, and TOO MUCH information available online.. how can you yourself make an informed decision about this vaccine? How can you learn to be confident in your own choices without being swayed to what other people think is best for you? Can you remain neutral while still advocating for yourself?

Like it or not, the new vaccine is bringing even more division to our community as well as our friends and family groups than Covid has already. How can we learn to respect others choices and perspectives and lead by example for our own benefit?

Learn about our personal experiences with vaccinations, why we are choosing not to repost or share vaccination information on our platforms out of respect for the various opinions in our community. We discuss what the RNA vaccine actually does, and how to educate yourself so you can do your own research and learn what YOUR informed choice will be.

For RNA vaccine educational information visit the Harvard Health website here

This episode is sponsored by Wishart Brain and Spine Law https://brainandspinelaw.com. Robyn Wishart and her team of SCI Lawyers specialize in helping those who are injured live a life and NOT a claim and serve clients all over North America as advocates. To learn more about what Robyn is doing to help the WAGS of SCI community, visit our website or contact Wishart Law directly to discuss your claim for FREE.

This episode is sponsored by Camp PossAbility , a camp for people with Spinal Cord Injuries aged 18-40. This years Camp PossAbility is in Martinsville Indiana, and will be attended by people from all over the United States. This week long camp hosts many adapted activities, and provides all its attendees with trained SCI assistants for BP, transfers, Skin checks and more (they even include medical supplies and equipment!). This years Camp PossAbility runs from August 1st – 6th 2021, and registration opens February 1st. Limited spots available with financial aid and payment plans available for those who need it. The best part? Most of the Camp fee is taken care of by Camp PossAbility staff through grants and donations. For more information visit http://www.camppossability.org or email lauren@camppossability.org. You can also contact them via their Facebook and Instagram pages. 

Shout Out to Rebecca Minna of For The Love Of Parking https://www.fortheloveofparking.com, an advocacy platform dedicated to creating awareness and education around access for all. Rebecca is dedicated to changing ADA laws, but needs YOUR help! She also sells medical grade Percussor massage devices on her “shop” page (use code WAGSOFSCI for a discount!)  For more information visit https://www.fortheloveofparking.com and use the hashtag #DontParkLikeAPunk