Imagine A Gift from Your Greatest Nightmare
More Than Walking is a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to promote independent living after spinal cord injury worldwide by sharing the experiences of active peer-mentors and expert rehabilitation professionals.
We support an international community of spinal cord injury peer mentors to create online videos and share local information that inspires and equips newly injured patients to pursue independent living.
Our vision is that people living with spinal cord injuries can advocate for their own independence, pursue life goals, and lead their communities towards greater accessibility and equal treatment for all. Learn more about our story and team.
What's In A Video? Real World Connections
There are already hundreds of thousands of online videos about Spinal Cord Injury, so how does each new video produced by More Than Walking meet a need that hasn't already been met? Every video we produce centers around an individual living with SCI from a particular place and context who is uniquely suited to help newly injured patients in their area to pursue and achieve independent living with locally available resources. Unfortunately, most SCI patients never meet a peer mentor face-to-face who is similar to them before returning home from the hospital only a few weeks after injury. More Than Walking's videos, however, can serve to virtually introduce patients and their families to local peer mentors before hospital discharge. These are not just inspiring stories or examples, but real world connections to local mentors who can help you cope with the many challenges that come with SCI. Patients, their family members, or even their providers can reach out directly to peer mentors featured in our videos by submitting a help request, linked in the description of each video. Contact us to learn more.
More Than Walking - The Film
This award-winning 25-minute documentary tells the stories of Director Jonathan Sigworth and four of his Indian quadriplegic friends as they discover the challenges and opportunities of living with a spinal cord injury.
Wheels of Happiness has partnered with us to connect spinal cord injured individuals outside the U.S. with funding for medical supplies and other independent living resources.
Indian Head Injury Foundation, ESCIP Trust India, Nina Foundation, and Rebuilding Hope On Wheels have all partnered with us to coordinate support for spinal cord injury help requests, recruit peer mentor volunteers, and distribute our video resources within their communities and respective countries.