No one is prepared for how a spinal cord injury will change their life. Everyone we have worked with has their own story of how they were injured, what or who motivated them through rehabilitation and how they are now living with their injury.
Whether you can relate directly or are inspired by hearing them, we hope they raise awareness of spinal cord injury and our services so that we can continue to help the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK.
“When people see me dance in my new chair their jaws drop to the floor! It’s just so much fun and Aspire really helped with that."Read more
"My regular wheelchair made bike rides and walks with my family practically impossible. This grant gave me the ability to do these things with my family and meant that I felt included again."Read more
"Aspire understands the needs of individuals living with a spinal cord injury."Read more
“It could not have been better and I cannot thank the team enough. At every stage of my appeal and completing my PIP application, I couldn’t have asked for any more help, support and advice."Read more
“It feels good to be together. I really struggled being away from my family. The Aspire house was really our only option; being apart from my family was not.”Read more
“Just to be able to speak to someone friendly and supportive was invaluable. Sometimes I just needed someone to listen.”Read more
“I’m so glad for it all. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. Just one of the little pictures I’d seen has now opened up a whole new world.”Read more
“This powered hand bike has really been a great part in my distraction. It’s given me back some fun and the capacity to get out into the fresh air again. I’ve got Aspire to thank for that.”Read more
“Aspire has made it possible for me to get this far with my skiing, and it’s changed my life. They provide useful and functional support which really makes a difference. I couldn’t have done it without them.”Read more
“Since receiving the grant from Aspire and getting the bike, life has turned itself around. It gives me far more independence. I can ‘nip’ to the shops, and go virtually anywhere I choose."Read more
“I can now use a computer like a non-disabled person and it has helped me get back to work. Aspire has made a huge difference by providing funding for my new equipment.”Read more