WAGS of SCI: The Podcast
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast - Ep. 48 - WAGS Who's Partners Have Been Injured Recently: This Is For YOU
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Join us for an honest and revealing discussion around the first stages of our Quadriplegic partners Spinal Cord Injuries – We experienced trauma too!

The first few months, and years after your partner sustains a Spinal Cord Injury are by far the most life changing, exhausting and traumatizing moments you will ever go through. There is no sugar coating that. Your whole world has been flipped upside down, you are experiencing extreme grief, loss, and shoved into a new way of living. Your partner has just experienced a life changing trauma of his own, and you are beside him wondering if your feelings are even valid. After all, he’s the one who was injured. Faced with fear, regret, dismay and terror, we know all too well the feelings that surround such a catastrophic injury, and to deal with it alone without any real mental and emotional support can be devastating.

Listen as we discuss our experiences during the first months and years of our partners injuries, and how we yo-yo’d and experienced side effects of suppressed, unattended to emotions of our own. Learn how we recovered, and what advice we have for you as you go through this. This emotional and raw episode will be sure to comfort you and help you get through even your darkest moments.

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