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UW SCI Forum: Building a Community of Support – The Here & Now Project

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Date(s) - 03/27/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

UW Medical Center Cafeteria Conference Room


Additional Information

  • Accessible: Yes
  • Audience: SCI
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Venue Type: Indoor
  • Parking: Paid
  • Cost of Event: 0

Event Description

After the shocking upheaval of a spinal cord injury, building a new life with paralysis can be a lonely, difficult struggle. Some people linger in a dark place, isolated, unable to imagine how life could ever again be happy or meaningful. Kenny Salvini was in that place for a long time after his injury, until some key experiences helped change his outlook and sent him on a mission to help others “do life in the here and now.” He started the Here & Now Project (H&NP) in 2013 to connect and empower others with paralysis through a fellowship of support and encouragement. His organization has grown to become a major hub of the SCI community in the Puget Sound region, connecting hundreds of survivors and supporters in person and online. Hear the story from Kenny and others in the H&NP community of how this came about and what’s in the future for H&NP.

• 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Meet & Greet: meet in the hospital cafeteria (Plaza Café) to socialize and eat (buy or bring dinner) before the forum. No RSVP—just show up.

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