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Hi, my name is alie!

aliealie Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi Im new to this please excuse my ignorance on this! My son had a car accident Christmas eve and has become a paraplegic im looking for advise on lots of things!!! 


  • Hi @alie,

    Welcome to the community - I'm sorry to hear your son has had a car accident :(

    I can imagine theres a lot going through you mind at the moment and probably not sure where to begin. Some of my team at the helpline worked with our content manager to produce an information product called 'Becoming Disabled' which is on our main website:


    The idea behind this was to give some practical information for anyone new to the world of disability - hopefully this will be a helpful starting point for you.

    Best wishes,


    Scope helpline

  • Neil2017Neil2017 Member Posts: 157 Courageous
    Hi @alien1

    Sorry to hear your son has had a serious car accident. Hope you find some useful information on the Scope website and tge forums.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi alie and welcome

    We are here to listen and support you and your son in any way we can.
    How old is your son ?
    When you are able please share as much information as you feel comfortable with and we will try and point you in the right direction
    Please do ask any questions, even if they seem obvious or silly.

    I wish you and your son the best future you can have, you are not alone, we are here for you

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • aliealie Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi my son is 24 yrs old. He is booked to have an operation to stabilise his spine next week then approx 6 weeks off to Sheffield princess royal for rehab! I’m really worried about him getting depressed he had hope that it would all be awrong diagnosis and he would walk! But reality is starting to sink in!! 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @alie

    Welcome to our online community/site.

    I’m very very sorry to hear about your sons accident.

    Please please let me know if I can help you in anyway???

    I had my Stroke when I was in my 30’s & things where very bleak initially.

    But with “Grit & Determination” 

    I managed to get myself going in some fashion in the end.

    Please let me know if you need any “help/support”
  • aliealie Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks Steve51
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @alie

    Thats no problem it’s my pleasure!!!!!!!!

    Please please let me know if I can help you further??????
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