"The Christopher Reeve Foundation estimates that approximately 1.3 million people in the United States live with spinal cord injuries or disorders (SCI/D). That translates to approximately 3,500 Oregonians with SCI/D, with approximately 160 new injuries each year. Surprisingly, there are few organizations in Oregon dedicated to supporting and advocating for this community despite its tremendous physical, emotional, psychological and financial needs. Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection (Oregon SCI) is a nonprofit formed in December 2015 to fill this void and improve the quality of life for the thousands of Oregonians living with SCI/D.
Our vision is to build a vibrant community-based support network in which people living with SCI/D can thrive…and we are! We leverage the social capital inherent within our community to promote education, health, advocacy, self-reliance and awareness. We are committed to raising SCI/D awareness and aim to transform the built-environment and attitudes of society to reduce the obstacles that prevent some of us from fully reintegrating into society. We foster harmonious, collaborative relationships with our partners and synergize our strengths to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of our resources."