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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.

Health, Fitness & Mindset with Curtis - Part 2
22 June, 2015

Curtis Palmer - Paralympian and qualified personal trainer - shares his wealth of knowledge on health, fitness and mindset.

In his 2nd instalment, he talks about "Where to from here" and goal-setting.

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Health, Fitness & Mindset with Curtis - Part 1
8 April, 2015

Curtis Palmer - Paralympian and qualified personal trainer - shares his wealth of knowledge on health, fitness and mindset.

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The Hoist
6 April, 2015

Blogger Dagwood Johnson shares his views on the practicalities (and lack thereof) of portable hoists through his experience over the years at the Austin Hospital.

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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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