Thank you for supporting Spinal Life Australia
The Peer Support program is vital for Australians coming to terms with physical disabilities.
Acquiring a physical disability like spinal cord damage is a life-changing experience. It affects every part of your life and often the journey back to independence can be a challenging one, both physically and mentally.
The Spinal Life Peer Support program is a free service that provides face-to-face support while in hospital, right through to group meetings in the community when a person returns home.
For the past 18 years, Spinal Life has provided peer support to more than 1800 people, and there is more work to be done.
Katie Hammond, a Peer Support Officer, recalls her first experience in hospital:
‘When I was first hoisted out of bed, I looked at myself in the mirror and thought ‘what the hell’. I thought about relationships, I thought about kids, I thought about all those things people want to achieve in life’
Now I give everything a go and never let my disability define who I am or what I’m capable of.”
In her role as Peer Support Officer, Katie says: ‘It’s important to stay positive and push the boundaries of what you’re capable of and I want to inspire others to adopt that same philosophy.”
All Australians are encouraged to donate to Spinal Life to support initiatives such as the Peer Support program, to assist people navigating life after injury, illness or diagnosis with much-needed mentoring and guidance.
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
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Spinal Life has partnered with Gathered Here, a free will-writing service that makes charitable giving as easy as possible. If you wish to proceed you can get started here or to find out more, read more about the service here. The process takes approximately 10 minutes.
We understand a free will service is ideal for some and not for others, so if you already have a will and would like to update it in future with your solicitor, you can still include Spinal Life Australia to support vital advocacy campaigns and the Peer Support program.
All they will need is our ABN and registered name – Spinal Life Australia LTD, ABN: 39 293 063 049.
All gifts will help support our mission to make real and tangible differences in the lives of people living with a physical disability.
We appreciate your kind generosity.