Being involved in MTW helps to expand the access to the information that typically isn’t provided by rehab centers. Things like tips for bladder care on an airplane, transferring to a barstool from a chair, and how to navigate up a hidden staircase in a chimney while wearing leg braces are all essential skills that enhance our quality of life but can only be learned from people who have been down the road before us. More importantly, our recoveries after an SCI are not solely focused on walking, but rather living our lives to the fullest in an adaptively abled fashion. That means being able to travel, have a family, independently do our ADLs or driving are the skills and tricks we need to learn, and that is where MTW comes in by connecting people with paralysis and building a support network.
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