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Paralysis Community Map Raises Paralysis Awareness

  • Published: 2009-04-21 (Revised/Updated 2010-07-19) : Breakthrough Strategies.
  • Synopsis: The Paralysis Community Map shows the world the faces of the paralysis community and raises awareness to help find a cure.

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The Paralysis Community Map shows the world the faces of the paralysis community and raises awareness to help find a cure.

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.

These include:

People living with paralysis

Friends and family members

Professional caregivers

Physicians and scientists

Military vets

You can add yourself to the Paralysis Community Map ( 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.

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