Next up in our series of inspirational stories is Arash Bayatmakou. You can only be inspired by his dedication and the huge strides he has taken. Reading his answers gave us a tingly feeling of awesomeness! Go Arash!
A person with a SCI is placed under huge financial strain right from the get-go. For most it is impossible to pay privately for therapy at specialised centres (at rates of £60 per hour or upwards) for any sustained period of time. In the UK, there is barely any support from the national health service (NHS): on discharge from hospital, an SCI patient is only provided with a one-off block of 12 hours of therapy. And without long-term access to therapy, progress stops.