How your donations help

The Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association has a multi-front effort: Advocacy, Education, Research and Medical Aid. MSCIA accepts donations on single categories or any combination of categories that sponsors wish to support.

MSCIA actively advocates for best practices and public policies that proactively affect people with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D), including their families and service providers. We work on local and national levels to develop, promote and replicate best practice programs and services. We also act as a community-based advocate, serving as an expert resource for the improvement of access, affordable housing, transportation, employment, home and community based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure time activities for people with SCI/D.

Our educational programs are developed to address information and issues important to our members, policy makers, the general public and the media. These programs include topics such as injury prevention, improvements in medical, rehabilitative and supportive services, research and public policy formulation. By providing an innovative Peer Support Network and by raising awareness, we educate and empower those with SCI/D to achieve and maintain the highest levels of independence, health and personal fulfillment.

We foster the continuing research and development efforts that promote the advancements of all therapies, treating symptoms , slowing progression, or even repairing damage to the spinal cord.
We are committed to providing up-to-date news and media as it relates to the SCI/D community at large through our multiple research outlets. With pages of online resources and news content, and more new content regularly added, our web site will grow to be a leading source of news and information for SCI/D throughout the state of Michigan.

It costs approximately $572,000 per year for victims of spinal cord injuries to have medical services provided for them, not including medical supply costs, lifestyle changes, home accommodations, commute and travel accommodations, family sacrifices, and more. Automotive accident victims, in particular, face disparity when afflicted. Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association works to fill the gaps in treatment services provided to those survivors.