To help you to work through the changes in your life we have collected a number of personal stories. These stories are from people who have spinal injuries or acquired brain injury and are about how they adjusted to the changes in their life after their injury. To protect people's identity and to maintain privacy, names have been changed and people have not revealed where they live.
The stories collected for this website are "personal" stories and only detail the opinions of the people interviewed and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of CONROD.
The people in these stories come from many different backgrounds, are in different age groups and some live in the city while others are from rural areas.
Graham - in his 40's, lives in rural Queensland and has a spinal injury
Craig - in his 20s, lives in the city, and has a spinal injury
Kim - in her 40's, lives in rural Queensland and has an acquired brain injury
Megan - in her 20's, lives in the city and has a spinal injury
Ross - in his early 20's, lives in the city and has a spinal injury
From the stories, you will notice that although people have similar experiences and find similar solutions to the issues, they all use different approaches. This is because what works for one person will not work for another. By learning from what others have done, you will find what is best for you.
So, read on and find your own way by reflecting on and using the experience of others.