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.

Highs – and lows – from a life lived in the moment
9 September, 2019

Outdoor sports enthusiast Jason Ellery and his wife, Nicole Ellery, open up about married life with a young family and a spinal cord injury.

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Don’t sweat it: Rest up and heal that pressure sore
13 May, 2019

When Spire team leader Naz Erdem broke out in a sweat just from sitting, he did not think straight away that he might have a pressure injury. He tells of his confronting discovery, and of how he went about healing himself.

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Best mate or killjoy? That little voice in your head
25 April, 2019

Spire information officer Wayne Bradshaw shares his experience about a narrow escape that he had recently when transferring to his chair in a busy car park.

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NDIS planning meeting: How Chante aced her interview
29 January, 2019

A disability support worker alerted Chante Masset to the need to prepare for her first NDIS planning meeting. Now the 20-year-old is helping others, through other carers.

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The jockey and the pressure sore
27 November, 2018

Former jockey Ian Duckling built a life for himself with good humour and grit. And then at 80, he met one of his most threatening challenges.

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