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Social / Support Group for people with spinal cord injuries from acts of gun violence

All spinal cord injuries are traumatic. The experience of being shot and paralyzed can be even  more complicated and traumatizing. Experiencing isolation, betrayal, abandonment, stigma, and a lack of community resources can be more difficult than the injury itself. Often, the best therapy is connecting with others with similar experiences.


After initial success with a local group, the Rochester Spinal Association has expanded the group to be nationwide, seven days / week from 4-8pm Eastern time. The group has participants from Rochester, Syracuse, Yonkers, and Staten Island, NY as well as Boston, Houston, Portland, Atlanta, New Orleans and it is growing every week.

If you, or someone you know, has been paralyzed by a gun violence, please join this group. Arrive and leave as you please. You can attend as much or as little as you want. This is a safe and judgement free space. Share what you want, get help, provide help, have fun. Advice from peers, not professionals.


Email for the Zoom link or with any questions you may have. You can also call our voicemail line at 585 234 3269 or text us at 585 443 8946. 

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