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Lived Experience

Lauren Doherty

In August 2008, Lauren had been out in her local town with a group of friends.  Walking home early the next morning, distracted, she crossed the road at the wrong time, was hit by a van and is now completely paralysed.

Lauren Doherty

Spinal Cord Injuries

Anxiety and Me

I have always been a worrier, but as I’ve become older, it’s definitely gotten worse. I started having panic attacks in 2020, which were terrifying because I had never experienced anything like that before.

Help & advice

Staying at Home, Saves Lives

In this blog, Lauren shares her experience of isolation, and how she is preparing herself for 12 weeks of not seeing her friends and family.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Goodbye hospital life, it’s time to go home

In this article, Lauren details her experience of moving back into her parents, their loss of privacy and the equipment Lauren needs in her day to day life.

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