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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.

SCI and Bladder Cancer
8 December, 2014

Martin Leckey discusses the impact of a diagnosis of bladder cancer on his life, and why people with SCIs are more prone to bladder cancer. 

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Macca's Darwin Roadtrip - Part 1/2
7 November, 2014

Macca gets into his Gold Chrysler in Echuca and sets off for the Northern Territory for the ultimate road trip through the Red Centre.

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Rules of Engagement with a Wheelchair
6 November, 2014

Blogger Dagwood Johnson outlines proper etiquette for 'uprights' when lending a hand to a 'wheelie'.

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Macca's Darwin Roadtrip - Part 2/2
30 October, 2014

Ramps made of old doors, fly-in carers, thousands of kilometres, catching up with a few ‘Bennys’ and being tracked down by Channel 7? Yep, it could only be another Macca story.

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My Colostomy and Me!
1 August, 2014

Kate frankly talks about her bowel care and that getting the colostomy as "the best thing I have done in the three years since my SCI".

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