All in the Family: Sticking Together After SCI

A spinal cord injury doesn’t only affect the injured person — it impacts the entire family. Relationships can change, and the transition can be difficult. But difficult does not mean impossible. is a website designed to provide Internet-based information and support for people with spinal cord injuries and the members of their families. The site has tons of great information for families direct from those who have experienced it first hand. FacingDisability stopped by Magee to meet with our physicians, former patients and their family members to get advice on how to navigate the family dynamic post-injury. Here are a few of their recommendations.

Our Chief Medical Officer Dr. Guy Fried explains what families should know and understand about spinal cord injury… including when to back off.

Magee’s Clinical Psychologist and Director of our Peer Mentor Program Dr. Nancy Rosenberg offers her advice for major pitfalls for families to avoid after SCI.

Eileen, whose son was injured in 2010, shares her best piece of advice for parents with newly injured children.

Rose, whose husband was injured in 2007, reminds family members not to forget to take care of themselves.

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