It’s Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness month: Help C6.ca Support SCI Ontario by Donating Today
The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) has designated September 5th as Spinal Cord Injury Day as an annual day of awareness. The goal of this day is not only to empower the spinal injured to lead an inclusive life, but, because of the permanence of disability in complete injuries, it’s also to create awareness around the need for prevention, as prevention, in most cases, is really the only cure.
SCI and the resulting paralysis can have devastating physical, mental, social, financial, sexual and vocational consequences for the injured and his or her entire support network. No one understands this better than C6.ca founder Eric Mukendi.
In 2004, a car accident left Eric immobilized from the waist down as his C6 vertebrae was injured. In fact, his injury and the challenges he faced in securing consistent and easy access to medical products is the reason that C6.ca exists today. (read our full origin story here).
It is understandable then, that SCI Day is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts here at C6.ca. For the month of September, we honour all those who live with SCI, by joining forces with Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and their Rolling Through Barriers not-for-profit program, to help raise awareness within the C6.ca community.