Monday, April 13, 2015
Peer Visitor Program
Are You New to Spinal Cord Injury or Living with One and Have Questions?
We understand the profound effect that a spinal cord injury has on an individual and his or her family. That's why we offer one-on-one visits by volunteer Peer Visitors who have successfully been living with spinal cord injuries. Their personal experiences put them in a unique position to offer support, motivation, and a listening ear.
Peer Visitors make visits to hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, homes, and in the community - whichever is most convenient and beneficial to the person involved. During the visit each individual receives a backpack that fits on the back of a wheelchair. The backpack is stocked with helpful supplies and resource materials, including a foldable grabber tool, inspection mirror, and a copy of "From There to Here," a collection of 45 essays on adjustment to spinal cord injury.
To access the CDR Library: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/CDR/index.asp