Awareness event for people in Donegal with a spinal cord injury

Awareness event for people in Donegal with a spinal cord injury

There are 63 people in Donegal and 1,800 nationwide living with a spinal cord injury (SCI).

On Monday 23rd May, Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) will host an Awareness event as part of their nationwide Awareness Programme in Letterkenny at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

A spinal cord injury is acknowledged by the World Health Organisation as one of the most devastating and life changing injuries that a person can sustain.

“This is My Life” is visiting 10 cities and towns around Ireland and full details are on www.spinalinjuries.ie

“This is My Life” which is supported by Coloplast, aims to give a louder voice to those living with an SCI. “Our Awareness Programme is reaching out to those living with a SCI, their families, friends and health services professionals so that we can build a community which will influence change and improve supports and services,” says Sorcha Silke, Donegal Community Outreach Officer, Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII).

The event, which starts at 6.30pm, is free to attend but must be booked online at www.spinalinjuries.ie

Pictured is: Sorcha Silke, Donegal Community Outreach Officer, Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII).