This award-winning film was produced to help people to come to terms with spinal cord injury.
When a patient is admitted to hospital with a spinal cord injury, it is also traumatic for their family, friends, and loved ones - people who may know little of spinal cord injury, the care process, and the problems of leng-term prognosis. Understandably people want answers… “doctor, will he/she walk again?”.
This 22 minute film explains the workings of the spinal cord, what may happen if damage occurs and common clinical terminology. It then features patients with varying levels of injury who provide their own insights.
The film is now widely used across the UK in specialist spinal care centres - such as Stoke Mandeville - and also by major NGOs and charities, such as SIA, BackUp, and SSIT.
The film is It is designed not to replace face-to-face discussion, but to complement and enhance such discussions.
As well as being available to watch online here, on YouTube, and via other embeds, the film is also available on DVD. If you would like a DVD copy please email us (click here).
The film is a Glory Film Co. charitable initiative and has its own Facebook page, we encourage you to 'like' this page and join in the discussion. We also thank our contributors and sponsors, without whom the film could not have been made.
Director & Producer: Marcus Dillistone
Medical consultant: Dr Anba Soopramanien MD PhD FRCP
Patient consultants: Victoria Holton & Glynis Canney
Distribution development: Alina Palimaru MPP
We now have a new film in production - Choosing a Wheelchair - please contact us if you are interested in this next production.
"We all think the film is exceptionally informative and well produced"
Emma Hall - BackUp Trust.
"What an excellent film, it really is impactful"
Ruth Wozencroft - Liko UK.
"I watched the film and thought it was truly inspirational... really wonderful."
Vicky Shaw - Glenside Hospital.
"I am sure it will prove invaluable to the newly injured and their loved ones"
Ben Priestly - Lawyer.
"We both think you have produced a truthful representation of the SCI journey, and feel sure new patients, their families and friends will benefit from watching the film."
Glynis Canney - SCI patient.