Second Life and second birthday

Today is my first anniversary since my life-changing, neck breaking accident. It happened to be on the beautiful date of the 17.07.17 at a lonely Paradise Beach on an exotic island during a vacation I planned half a year in advance. Continue reading Second Life and second birthday

How to Stay Positive After Being Paralyzed by a Spinal Cord Injury

I always believed that I was unbreakable. Before the accident, I had actually never broken any of my bones.

Now I’ve broken my neck. Irreversible paralysis. All four limbs affected. It really couldn’t be much worse. Just three more vertebrae to go. No breathing on my own, no head control, neurological damage, stroke, coma, death.

However, I am a survivor and my brain still works. Still, it is a hard time to stay positive. This is why I started listing all of the things that have changed in a positive way after my spinal cord injury. Continue reading How to Stay Positive After Being Paralyzed by a Spinal Cord Injury

The New Front Page Of Jan’s Diary

Laura and I (Tom) only learned of the accident a few days back. We were heavily shocked and really didn’t know what to expect when seeing Jan for the first time. I have known Jan since we were kindergarteners and seen many ups and downs along the way, but nothing even remotely like this accident. Continue reading The New Front Page Of Jan’s Diary