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Welcome to the Spire Community Blog. This is a place for our community to connect by sharing views and experiences, by finding common ground, or by discussing differences.

Content will range from short stories with a black humour element, to serious articles with sources cited.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) may, or may not, take centre stage. This is about life in its entirety and sometimes the SCI and the effects it has on our life is our main focus, and sometimes it’s not even in view.

Our bloggers are community members, who all live with a SCI, whether it is their own, or a family member’s.
You are invited to comment on the posts and we also welcome guest contributions; feel free to contact us if you'd like to become a guest blogger for Spire.

Welcome to the World, Eleven Parker McKenzie!
30 October, 2017

After a devastating spinal cord injury 21 years ago - and being told I would never walk again - I feel truly blessed to have had my baby girl, Eleven Parker McKenzie. Eleven was born on January 1st 2017 and as all new parents do, we've been through a significant adjustment in our lives, and although not always easy, the joy she brings makes it totally worth it (see blog post here).

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Origins and Superpowers
12 October, 2017

Martin shares how he responds to life’s misadventures and how we go about growing unity between ourselves and the world.

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Transition to the NDIS - Barbara's story
9 September, 2017

Barbara shares her experience navigating through the transition process from her local service provider to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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Folly Farm - an accessible oasis in Olinda
30 August, 2017

Folly Farm is an accessible and pet friendly rural retreat, tucked away in the stunning surrounds of Olinda. It provided the perfect overnight getaway for us, and we instantly fell in love with it and all it had to offer.

We will definitely be returning!

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Sargood Is Sooo Good
6 July, 2017

How many times have you been on holiday and the accommodation is doing its best to be accessible, but their version of making things easy has missed the mark, and it’s either hideous, tacked on, or over the top crazy accessible, like in a hospital. Have you guys heard about the brand new 5-star resort up in Sydney called Sargood?!

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