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Paralyzed? SPINALpedia.com offers hope (Britt's story)

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Published on Nov 19, 2013

See my story on HuffPost Impact: http://huff.to/IKWNA4
Reach out on Twitter! @ImBrittM

Hi! I'm Britt Martin, co-founder and executive director of SPINALpedia. My dad was paralyzed in a car accident when I was 12 years old. I made this video to share why SPINALpedia needs to exist. Thanks for watching-- please share this video to help us spread our mission, helping the paralysis community adapt their lives.

One in 50 people in the United States live with paralysis. Each year, 12,000 people become paralyzed due to car accidents, gunshot wounds, sports injuries, and disease. These people and their families are often left feeling helpless and overwhelmed as they struggle to adapt their lives to a disability. Many fall into patterns of unemployment, poverty and depression.

SPINALpedia.com is a user-generated how-to video network for people with paralysis and their families to adapt to life with a disability.

Help us spread our message to the world. In the face of paralysis, life is not over. It's just different. SPINALpedia provides those living with paralysis -- and their families -- the resources needed to re-establish their lives. You never know when your life will be touched by paralysis. Please consider a donation to help us reach our goal of spreading SPINALpedia worldwide!

This video is dedicated in memory of my brother, Ryan. (4/11/89-12/21/98)

Regardez le video en francais: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40xuex...

Music credit: https://www.facebook.com/FenlonAcoustic
Paralysis statistics taken from the Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation:
http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/...

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