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Deep: Real Life with Spinal Cord Injury
by Marcy Joy Epstein and Travar Pettway
University of Michigan Press, 2007
Paper: 978-0-472-03251-8 | eISBN: 978-0-472-02504-6
Library of Congress Classification RD594.3.D44 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 617.482


"This project fits into the larger picture of excellence that we wish to accomplish in all dimensions of our health system: groundbreaking and dedicated research, compassionate clinical care, progressive education, and a welcoming environment that includes community with people with disabilities. In Deep, the writers and editors of this book realize this mission with accuracy and clarity."
---Denise G. Tate, Director of Research at the University of Michigan Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System

People with spinal cord injuries experience life beyond their medical and rehabilitative journeys, but these stories are rarely told. Deep: Real Life with Spinal Cord Injury includes the stories of ten men and women whose lives have been transformed by spinal cord injury. Each essay challenges the stereotypes and misconceptions about SCI---with topics ranging from faith to humility to sex and manhood---offering a multitude of voices that weave together to create a better understanding of the diversity of disability and the uniqueness of those individuals whose lives are changed but not defined by their injuries. Life with SCI can be traumatic and ecstatic, uncharted and thrilling, but it always entails a journey beyond previous expectations. This volume captures this sea change, exploring the profound depths of SCI experience.

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