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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.

Are you doing enough to steer clear of COVID-19?
2 September, 2020

An additional way to protect ourselves from COVID-19 is to avoid places where a virus may linger as part of an aerosol, argues Mario D’Cruz.

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Why I will stay locked down until we beat COVID-19
15 June, 2020

As social distancing restrictions ease, the risk of another COVID-19 outbreak rises, writes John Theodoporoulos.

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Why I’m celebrating the easing of lockdown, with friends
15 June, 2020

It feels refreshing to end weeks of imposed social distancing by meeting people in person, writes Josh Hose.

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Who knew we would love to meet virtually — and that it would be so easy
8 May, 2020

Precautions against spreading COVID-19 have had an unexpected upside for AQA's regional and community networks: we discovered we liked meeting online. So we've extended the opportunity to everyone in Melbourne.

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If you've never had a flu shot, maybe this is your year
8 April, 2020

Many of us in the AQA community are restricted in our ability to cough, and even to breathe, through conditions that affect our chest muscles. That makes it smart for all of us to get a flu shot this year - and I mean carers and family as well.

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