Moms & Wheels: 3 Stories of Motherhood & SCI

Moms are pretty special people. They care for you when you’re sick, hug you when you’re down and make cookies better than anyone else. Being a mom is a pretty tough job. And it becomes even tougher when a spinal cord injury affects the family. In today’s post, you’ll hear from three Magee moms who have been impacted by spinal cord injuries and learn a little bit more about their stories.

Meet Marie, one of Magee’s peer mentor coordinators. She sustained a spinal cord injury at age 22, but didn’t let that keep her from living the life she wanted to live – including becoming a mother. Twice. In the following video, Marie talks about how her spinal cord injury has impacted her parenting.

Meet Dorian, a member of Magee’s SCI Family Peer Mentor Program. Her son was injured in 2007 at the age of 17. In the following video, she offers her advice to other mothers of children with SCI.

Meet Rose, a member of Magee’s SCI Family Peer Mentor Program. Rose’s husband Andre was injured in 2007 at the age of 22, and whether or not they would be able to have children was in question. Rose and Andre are now the proud parents of a 16-month-old daughter, and in the following video, she talks about her experience.

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