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Tips sorted by author and their injury level

High tetraplegia without function in arms and hands (C2-4, ASIA A, B)

  • Helena - 18 tips

    Helena lives together with her husband and two teenage children in a house. She is working part time (75%). Since birth she has a muscular disease with symtoms similar to a high spinal cord lesion. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day.

  • Kalle - 13 tips

    Kalle lives in an apartment and is studying part time. He was injured in 2001 and has a high tetraplegia (C4). He has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 4 hours a day he has two persons assisting him.

  • Martin - 30 tips

    Martin lives together with his wife in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 2000 and has a high tetraplegia (C4). He has personal assistance 24 hours a day.

  • Nina - 56 tips

    Nina lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1996 and has a high tetraplegia (C4). She is a ventilator user. She has two personal assistants 24 hours a day.

  • Will - 3 tips

    Will lives in a ground floor apartment, takes part in voluntry charity work and studies part time. He was injured in 2012 falling from a bike and has a high tetraplegia (C4). He has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 4 hours a day he has assistance from two people.

  • Conny - 21 tips

    Conny lives in a house together with his daughters. He is working part time. In 1994 he was injured and he has a high lesion (C4). He has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 3,5 hours a day he has two persons assisting him.

High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B)

  • Adam - 1 tips

    Adam is single. He lives in a small house. He was injured in 1986 and has a high tetraplegia (C5). He has personal assistance.

  • Anders - 40 tips

    Anders lives together with his partner in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1989 and has a high spinal cord injury (C4-5). He has personal assistance.

  • Andreas - 1 tips

    Andreas has a high tetraplegia (C4 incomplete). He is working in his own business; he lives in an apartment. He is an active person who is travelling a lot. He has personal assistans.

  • Anonymous 11 - 1 tips

    The person has a tetraplegia with partly function in the arms.

  • Anonymous 13 - 1 tips

    The person has a tetraplegia with partly function in the arms.

  • Anonymous 16 - 5 tips

    Together with his family the person lives in a house. He is working parttime. He has a tetraplegia, no assistance.

  • Anonymous 17 - 1 tips

    The person has a tetraplegia.

  • Anonymous 18 - 2 tips

    The person has a tetraplegia with impaired handfunction.

  • Anonymous 19 - 23 tips

  • Anonymous 4 - 15 tips

    The person lives in an apartment. He is working and studying full time. He was injured in 2003 and has a tetraplegia (C6). He has personal assistance 1-3 hours a day.

  • Anonymous 5 - 3 tips

    The person lives in an apartment by himself. He is studying. He was injured in 2003 and has a tetraplegia (C6 complete). He does not have any assistance, but some help of his family.

  • Anonymous 6 - 4 tips

    The person has a complete tetraplegia C6.

  • Anonymous 9 - 1 tips

    The person has a complete tetraplegia C6.

  • Erik - 27 tips

    Erik lives together with his wife and his child in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1996 and has a high tetraplegia (C4-5). He has personal assistance 21 hours a day.

  • Gordon - 8 tips

    Gordon wrote the book 'Access Africa: Safaris for People with Limited Mobility (Bradt Travel Guides)'. He was injured in 1998 and has a high tetraplegia (C5-6).

  • Ilias - 11 tips

    Ilias is single. He lives in an apartment. He is an artist and works for MFPA (Mouth foot painting artists). He was injured in 1981 and has a high tetraplegia (C 4/5). He has personal assistance 24 hours a day.

  • Jonas 2 - 1 tips

  • Kirsti - 1 tips

    Kirsti is living in a house. She is working part time. Since birth she has a muscular disease with symtoms similar to a high spinal cord lesion. She has personal assistance 9 hours a day.

  • Linnea - 1 tips

    Linnea livs in an apartment. She is working part time. She has a high spinal cord injury since birth. She has personal assistance 29 hours a week.

  • Magnus - 33 tips

    Magnus lives in a house together with his wife and two children. He is working part time. In 1986 he was injured and he has a tetraplegia C6. Through hand surgery his grip function improved in his right hand.

  • Malin - 2 tips

    Malin lives in an apartment. In 1992 she was injured and she has a high lesion (C4). She has personal assistans 16 hours a day.

  • Martin 2 - 1 tips

    Martin lives in an apartment. He is studying full time. He was injured in 2004 and has a high tetraplegia. He has personal assistance 60 hours a week.

  • Mats - 6 tips

    Mats lives in an apartment together with his partner. He is retired. He was injured in 1988 and has a tetraplegia (C6-7). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance about 10 hours a day.

  • Max - 25 tips

    Max is studying. He lives by himself in an apartment. In 2002 he was injured and has a high tetraplegia (C5 incomplete with remaining sensitivity). He has personal assistance 13 hours a day.

  • Mikael - 10 tips

    Mikael lives together with his partner in an apartment. He is working parttime. He was injured in 2008 and has a tetraplegia (C5-6). He has personal assistance 30 hours a week.

  • Nisse - 1 tips

    Nisse is retired and lives together with his wife in a house. He was injured in 1969 and has a tetraplegia (C6-7). He has personal assistance 6 hours a day.

  • Stefan - 1 tips

    Stefan lives together with his wife in an apartment. He was injured in 1993 and has a high tetraplegia (C5). He has personal assistance 16 hours a day.

  • Stuart - 1 tips

    Stuart has a tetraplegia.

  • Suzanne - 35 tips

    Suzanne lives together with her husband and children in a house. She is working part time. She was injured in 1991 and has a complete tetraplgia C6. She has personal assistance.

  • Torbjörn - 1 tips

    Torbjörn is single and lives in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1967 and has a high spinal cord injury (C5-6 complete). He has personal assistance 41 hours a week.

  • Tsara - 1 tips

  • Yasmin - 46 tips

    Yasmin lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1999 and has a C-5 tetraplgia. Through hand surgery her grip function improved. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 7 hours of those are assistance on call.

  • Ylva - 2 tips

  • Anonymous 1 - 80 tips

    The person lives together with his wife and an child in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1975 and has a high tetraplegia (C5). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance 7 hours a day.

  • Anonymous 2 - 12 tips

    The person lives in an apartment and works part time. He was injured in 1996 and has a high tetraplegia (C5). He has personal assistance 24 hours a day.

  • Anonymous 3 - 35 tips

    The person lives in an apartment and is working part time. She was injured in 1990 and has a tetraplegia (C5). She has personal assistance 13 hours a day and some help at night provided by the local government.

  • Bruno - 25 tips

    Bruno lives in an apartment and is working part time. He was injured in 1974 and has a tetraplegia (C5-6). Through hand surgery in 1977 his grip function improved. He has personal assistance 7 hours a day and some help at night provided by the local government.

  • Gert - 27 tips

    Gert lives in an apartment. He is working half time and is a politician in the local government. He was injured in 1973 and has a tetraplegia, C5-C6. He has two hours help daily provided by the local government.

  • Kjell - 7 tips

    The person lives together with his wife in an apartment. In 1973 he was injured in a car accident and has a tetraplegia (C5-6). He has personal assistance 6 hours a day.

  • Ragge - 56 tips

    Ragge lives together with his wife in a house. He is developing ideas which make everyday life easier for himself and for others. He was injured in 1973 and has a high tetraplegia. He has homehelp 27 hours a week.

  • Susanne - 46 tips

    Susanne lives in an apartment. She studies as well as working full time as a free-lance journalist. She was injured in 1982 and has a high spinal cord injury (C5). Through hand surgery her grip function in her left hand improved. She has personal assistance.

Low tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C7- Th1, ASIA A, B)

  • Anonymous 21 - 3 tips

    The person was injured more than 10 years ago and has a low tetraplegia.

  • Karolina - 27 tips

    Karolina lives together with her family in a house. She is working part time. She was injured in 2006 and has a tetraplegia (C7). She has 12 hours personal assistance a day.

  • Ola - 17 tips

  • Sven - 1 tips

    Sven has impaired handfunction

  • Tomas - 75 tips

    Tomas lives in an apartment together with his partner and his daughter. He works part time as a photographer. He was injured in 1983 and has a low tetraplegia. He has home help 4 hours a week.

  • Claes - 42 tips

    Claes lives in an apartment together with his wife and a son. He is working full time. In 1984 he was injured and has a low tetraplegia. He does not have any personal assistance.

  • Erika - 20 tips

    Erika lives in a house together with her partner and two infants. She is working part time. In 1994 she was injured and has a low tetraplegia (C7). Sometimes she uses help provided by the local government when she is going out with her children.

High paraplegia with impaired balance (Th 2-10, ASIA A, B)

  • Annika - 3 tips

  • Anonymous 10 - 2 tips

    The person is single and lives in a house. She is working part time. Since 1984 she has a high paraplegia (TH 5-6). She has a cleaning lady once a week; no assistance.

  • Anonymous 12 - 4 tips

    The person lives in an apartment and is working part-time. He was injured in 1994 and has a high paraplegia (TH 4). He does not have any assistance.

  • Anonymous 7 - 1 tips

    The person has a high paraplegia.

  • Anonymous 8 - 2 tips

    The person has a paraplegia.

  • Bernt - 1 tips

  • Bosse - 4 tips

    Bosse lives together with his wife in his house in the countryside. He is working part time. He was injured in 2008 and has a complete high paraplegia. He has personal assistance 56 hours a week.

  • Casper - 1 tips

  • Eje - 9 tips

    Eje lives together with his wife and two small children in a house. He is working part time. In 1999 he was injured and he has a high paraplegia (TH 9). He does not need any assistance.

  • Gunnar - 1 tips

    Gunnar lives together with his wife, he has two grownup children. He is working as a poliseman. He is on the board of Rekryteringsgruppen (organization of persons with spinal cord injuries).

  • Heidi - 7 tips

    The person was injured as a child. She lives with her family in an apartment and works full time. She does not have any home help or assistance.

  • Jonas - 9 tips

    Jonas is the founder of Stockholm Funktionshindrades Frilufts och Fiskeföreningen (Stockholm Recreation and Fishing Association for People with Disabilities) www.stockholmsfff.se. He also is the co-founder of Hanterbara Båtar AB, www.hanterbarabatar.se a company building accessible boats. He was injured in 2002 and has a complete paraglegia. He does not have any assistance.

  • Kristoffer - 8 tips

    Kristoffer lives in an apartment together with his partner. He is working part time as a driving instructor. He was injured in 2000 and has a complete paraplegia (Th 5).

  • Lars - 22 tips

    Lars lives togeher with his wife in a house in the countryside. He is working part time. Since 1967 he has a high paraplegia. He does not need any assistance.

  • Marcus - 5 tips

  • Micke - 15 tips

    Micke was injured in 1985 and has a paraglegia, TH 5. He is working. Among other things he is interested in boats and cars.

  • Sofia - 2 tips

  • Sven Erik - 1 tips

    Sven Erik has a spinal cord injury.

  • Tom - 1 tips

    Tom is working as a church musician and piano teacher, trained at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He is single, living in an apartment. He has a paplegia and personal assistance.

  • Ulla - 11 tips

    Ulla lives together with her partner in an apartment. She is working part time. In 1973 she was injured and has a high paraplegia.

  • Glenn - 17 tips

    Glenn lives together with his wife in an apartment. In 1990 he was injured and has a paraplegia (Th4).

  • Lotta - 47 tips

    Together with her husband, her daughter, three dogs and a cat Lotta lives in a two-story house in the countryside. She is working as a volunteer for Rekryteringsgruppen (an organization of persons with spinal cord injuries). She was injured in 1983 and has a high paraglegia (TH 3). She does not have any personal assistance.

  • Ronny - 7 tips

    Ronny is working for a technical aid company. He was injured in 1987 and has a high paraplegia (TH7). He does not have any assistance.

Low paraplegia (Th11- S1, ASIA A, B)

  • Anonymous 14 - 1 tips

    The person has a low paraplegia.

  • Anonymous 15 - 1 tips

    The person has a paraplegia.

  • Björn - 7 tips

    Björn was injured in 1972 and has a complete paraplgia TH 12.

  • Irene - 18 tips

    Irene lives together with her husband in a house in the countryside. She is a pensioner. She was injured in 1995 and has a low paraplegia. She does not have any assistance.

  • Jocke - 7 tips

    Jocke is living in a house, he is working part time. He was injured in 1987 and has a low paraplegia (TH 11-12). He does not have any assistance.

  • Marit - 2 tips

  • Robert - 42 tips

    Robert lives together with his wife and three children in a house. He is working full time. He was injured in 2003 and has a low paraplegia; no assistance.

  • Stefan 1 - 2 tips

  • Sten - 2 tips

Motor incomplete tetraplegia (C2-Th1, ASIA C, D)

  • Anders 2 - 3 tips

    Anders is single and lives in an apartment. He is studying. He was injured in 1994 and has an incomplete tettraplegia (C 6-7). He has help for cleaning every other week, no assistance.

  • Anonymous 22 - 1 tips

  • Kenneth - 16 tips

  • Lars 1 - 3 tips

    Lars is working fulltime, partly as a disability consultant for the local government. He was injured in 1991 and has a high incomplete tetraplegia. He har personal assistance 10 hours a day.

  • PO - 11 tips

    PO is single and lives in an apartment. He is working part time. He was injured in 1955. He has an incomplete tetraplegia. He can stand on his feet when he transfers. He does not have any assistance.

Motor incomplete paraplegia ( Th2-S1, ASIA C, D)

  • Gunnar 2 - 1 tips

    Gunnar lives in a house. He is working part time. Since birth he has a disabilitiy similar to a paraplegia, no assistance.

  • Staffan - 15 tips

    Stafan livs in an apartment. He is working full time. Since birth he has low paraplegia. No assistance.

Tetraplegia with motor function allowing ambulation (C2-Th1, ASIA D, E)

  • Anders 3 - 5 tips

    Anders is working part time. He lives together with his wife in an apartment. He was injured in 1971 and has an incomplete tetraplegia. Indoors he is able to walk with a stick, outside he uses scooter. No assistance.

  • Caroline - 23 tips

    Caroline lives in an apartment and is working. She has a congenital disease (Ehlers-Danlos syndrom) which gives her fluctuating problems and pain in all her joints. Since 2000 she is using a wheelchair outdoors. She has homehelp 27 hours a month.

  • Jenny - 1 tips

  • Mats 2 - 22 tips

    Mats lives together with his wife and daughter in a house. He was injured in 2001 and has a high incomplete tetraplegia. He does not have any assistance.

  • Rob - 2 tips

    Rob runs a small company making gripping aids for people with reduced hand function (see www.activehands.co.uk). He is also a DJ, a world traveller, regular motor home user and a wheelchair sportsman.
    He was injured in 1996 and is a C5/6 incomplete tetra.

Paraplegia with motor function allowing ambulation (Th2-S1, ASIA D, E)