MEN's virtual support group

WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI ModeratorPosts: 301Moderator Moderator
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Hello everyone and Happy Friday!! 

We get asked very often if there is a men's group for either men supporting their women in chairs or a men's group for guys with an SCI. Many women come forward asking if there is such a support group. We'd love to support spreading the word if there is. At one point there was a "Hubs of SCI", Husbands supporting their wives in chairs, but it was very short lived. 

If there is not, would anyone be interested in starting one. We're looking for a space for men to disucss everything that the WAGS of SCI discuss in a safe space. :)

Thanks so much!

Elena & Brooke
Your WAGS of SCI
(Elena and Brooke)

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  • prc_Bethprc_Beth Information Specialist Posts: 17Moderator, Information Specialist Information Specialist
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    I think this is a good idea. I hope some folks come forward to get involved with it.
  • garrisonreddgarrisonredd Moderator Posts: 122Moderator Moderator
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    HI @WAGSofSCI I would love to start a support group for men 
  • HuskerBK81HuskerBK81 Posts: 14Member
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    i'll help but kinda struggling with myself ATM
  • wheelchairwarlockwheelchairwarlock Posts: 17Member
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    I'd really like this to happen as I don't have access to an SCI support group near me. I can help too.
    As one judge said to another: "Be just and if you can’t be just, be arbitrary.” - William S. Burroughs 
  • WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Moderator Posts: 301Moderator Moderator
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    Thanks so much for your guys' feedback. 

    Have any of you thought about leading a forum for other men? It would be amazing to see others coming together to banter, share tips and tricks, experiences or ideas of how to live the SCI life. Is there anything we can do to help? If any of you are interested, let's chat! 

    You guys are amazing and are the voice for our community- thank you for that.

    Elena & Brooke
    Your WAGS of SCI
    (Elena and Brooke)
  • WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Moderator Posts: 301Moderator Moderator
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    Your WAGS of SCI
    (Elena and Brooke)
  • trevorsendeavortrevorsendeavor Moderator Posts: 38Moderator Moderator
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    This is an awesome idea! I feel like I see so many more WAGS of SCI than the other way around! If I had to guess I would imagine strictly based on percentages, there are so many more males that wind up with SCI than women. This could be a huge reason why the community hasn't been as visible but I agree that I think that would be something great to build on!
  • wheelchairwarlockwheelchairwarlock Posts: 17Member
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    @WAGSofSCI Just to clarify, are you trying to get a group going for men who themselves are suffering from SCI or a support group for men who have someone else in their lives with an SCI?
    As one judge said to another: "Be just and if you can’t be just, be arbitrary.” - William S. Burroughs 
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