5,596,000 Americans are currently living with paralysis. This is the extraordinary finding of One Degree of Separation: Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injury in the United States, a national paralysis population survey, released today by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
No one had any idea that the paralysis community is this large. This means nearly 1 in 50 of all Americans are living with paralysis, 33% more than previous estimates.
People living with paralysis
Friends and family members
Physicians and scientists
You can add yourself to the Paralysis Community Map (www.campaigntocureparalysis.org) to show the world who is living with paralysis. The goal is to have one million people who are part of the paralysis community on the map.