National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month [CC]

National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month [CC]


Happy September, everyone! Summer is pretty much over. Kids are going back to school. I know, where did the summer go? I don’t know, but I’m
happy it’s September. Why, you may ask? Because it’s Spinal Cord
Injury Awareness Month! Yes, it is a thing. I didn’t know that until a few years ago when people started posting about it, and I was like, “Oh, I didn’t know that.” I also didn’t know that
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness has a color, which is lime green. You’ll see that in the ribbon here. But yeah, I was happy to find
out that we have a month, because I do have a spinal cord injury, and if you wanna learn
more about my disability, make sure you check out my
“What is my Disability” video. You can learn all about
my spinal cord injury because it was not due to an accident. It was through complications in surgeries for having kyphoscoliosis. So you can find out more
about that through that video. So go make sure you check out that video after you watch this video, all right? So every year, there are
about 17,000 new cases of SCI, spinal cord injuries, a year, and they’re not always due to accidents. There’s many cases of
spinal cord injuries, and it’s different for each person. Don’t always assume that
someone in a wheelchair has spinal cord injury, or don’t always assume
that someone who’s walking doesn’t have a spinal cord injury. You don’t know. So that’s why I always say be careful with these assumptions, which I talk about, again, in
“What is my Disability” video. Again, go make sure you watch
that video to learn more. But yeah, so every case is
different for each person, and I looked at September is SCI Month because we need that. We need more people to
understand spinal cord injuries and understand disabilities and understand, just
pretty much understand. So yeah, so that’s what we need, people. We need more awareness of the different disabilities especially and different spinal cord injuries. And many people celebrate this month to raise awareness that they’re
happy or they’re not happy or they’re looking for a cure or just celebrating the
month of spinal cords. And again, I also want to say this again, not every single person with a spinal cord injury is unhappy. So like, I’m happy, you know? ‘Cause it led me to a
life I’m living today, and I wouldn’t have the friends I have. I wouldn’t know a lot of people I know, and I wouldn’t see the
world the way I see it. So I celebrate this month happily. I love this month because it
reminds me of what happened and making me think like
what if it didn’t happen? Where would I be today? I wouldn’t be who I am today. So I like it. I’m okay with it. Being in a wheelchair is
not the end of the world. So yeah, it’s basically a celebration of spinal cord injuries. Also raise awareness toward cures. And every person has a different
way they view this month, and my view of it is a celebration. So I always post, every year, a few posts throughout the month about celebrating spinal cord injury. I even created, a couple of years ago, a spinal cord injury
awareness frame for Facebook ’cause at the time, we didn’t have any. So if you would like to support Spinal Cord
Injury Awareness Month, which is September, make sure you change your
Facebook picture frame to the one I made or even
any of the other ones that’ve been made after mine. So thank you, and keep raising awareness for spinal cord injuries and disabilities. And don’t forget, if you wanna find out
more about my disability, make sure you check out my “What is my Disability” video as well. Also, follow the links below to the many different websites
where you can find out how to support people
with spinal cord injuries or find out who is supporting people with spinal cord injuries. So thank you, and happy September! I know, again, school’s
back, summer’s over, but it’s Spinal Cord Injury
Awareness Month, everyone. So have a great September, have a great first day
at school, and see ya.