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We are continuing to feature each of our 5 key stakeholder sessions at Working 2 Walk. Today we want to talk about the SCI Advocacy Session (You can read the summary of the clinical research session from the last newsletter here). Attendees will hear from 3 individuals from the SCI community - from 3 different parts of the world - about how they see the problem of spinal cord injury, how they are addressing it, and where they believe we need to go ...

Spinal cord nerves don’t grow in adults, but once upon a time, when we were embryos, these cells grew like crazy. What happened to their growth motor, could we find it and turn cell growth back on, especially after injury?

This year’s Working 2 Walk Symposium is coming up quick, and we’re going to be dropping these notes to explain a little bit of the agenda in the hope that it will stir your thoughts and generate questions that will lead to some critical and valuable conversations for all of our attendees.

How do we create longevity within a movement? We foster community. We connect. We find joy together so we can fight together. Simon Rosser, PhD, MPH made me hip to this concept over a conversation we had during production for SUBMERGED. I was interviewing Dr. Rosser about his involvement with AIDS activism in the 80’s and 90’s, how their community accomplished what they did, and the things we, as the SCI community searching for a cure, could learn from their efforts.