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.

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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A light-touch review might help you manage your NDIS plan more effectively
8 November, 2018

Three forms of management are available for an NDIS plan, each with upsides and downsides. A recent case showed that you may switch to a more suitable form without applying for a full plan review. The result can be very helpful.

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Bali - Good even for wheelchairs
17 August, 2018

Naz recently travelled to Bali along with a few wheelchair rugby players, to coach a few south Asian teams that have recently taken up the sport. He recounts some highlights and challenges from his experiences with getting around.

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Pick up your respite and take it on holiday!
10 August, 2018

Everyone enjoys a break from their everyday routine. This can be true for the person living with a spinal cord injury, as well as their loved ones. A creative and fresh approach to respite can make a more refreshing break for everyone!

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Wheelchair Abroad - Vanuatu
9 August, 2018

Josh recently ventured overseas for a family wedding to Vanuatu, where you could say, he encountered some logistical hurdles.  However, while things may not always go as planned when travelling, that's all part of the adventure! 

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