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We are a 501c3 nonprofit founded and led by members of the spinal cord injury community. In December 2015, Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection (OSCI) was formed to  improve the quality of life for the thousands of people in Oregon living with a SCI.

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Zachary S

Art has never been as important for Zachary as is it now.   Between cooking professionally and building a portfolio as an aspiring artist, Zachary was just living life and going about his day to day. That all changed instantly when a drunk driver rear ended his car one night leaving him paralyzed from the […]

Johnny Wheels

Johnny Wheels keeps the music rockin with his band Swamp Donkeys even after his SCI.   Born into a family of musicians, Johnny had been playing guitar, drums, and bass from a very young age. After his injury, he set out to learn how he could continue playing music. He tried taping drum sticks to […]

Francisco E

Francisco is growing professionally after his spinal cord injury as a community health worker for Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection.   Before 2007 Francisco was self admittedly hanging out with the wrong crowd. “I was bad”. That was all about to change. A night of partying and a few fateful decisions resulted in Francisco being […]

Bryanna S

Bryanna is in her element as a loving mom after a spinal cord injury.   Before her accident, Brianna had been thriving at her job in hiring and training. She felt everything was going well. That is until “I started going down a dark road and got involved with some old friends who didn’t have […]

Anna S

Anna still enjoys the beautiful places she has always loved.   After having a lifestyle consisting of physical motion and incredible vistas Anna was afraid her spinal cord injury would keep her from old passions. “The fear of suddenly losing the ability to reach my favorite remote and wild places was synonymous with the loss […]

Aaryn C

As a child Aarynn was diagnosed with cerebral palsy but later in adulthood, it was discovered that her disability stemmed from a malformed spinal cord or an injury to the spine as an infant.   “I have always been someone with an apparent physical disability. As a child and into my thirties I was able […]

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Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

PO BOX 17516
Portland, OR 97217

Email: contact@oregonsci.org