The logo for Reeve Connect a new online SCI forum

 

If you have questions or want advice about intimate subjects related to spinal cord injury, it can be hard to ask questions in a public forum. To help provide a safe online community for discussion related to all aspects living with paralysis, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation recently launched a redesigned forum called Reeve Connect.

“We noticed that when we were posting about more intimate subject matters, whether that be sexual function, relationships or even just information on being newly injured, we would get hundreds of likes, but we would never have the conversations that we had on travel, on things that are less sensitive or less personal,” says Rebecca Laming, the vice president of marketing and communications at the Reeve Foundation.

Discussions with members revealed that people often weren’t comfortable sharing int