Transformaing lives after spinal cord injury

The Back Up course

changed my life.

Ben Cook

Ben's story

Ben Cook, one of our young course participants was twice paralysed as a result of a spinal cord virus.

In 2012, Ben appeared on Children in Need, to highlight how grants to Back Up have really helped transform his life, as well as those of other young people with a spinal cord injury.

Hear his story, introduced by Olympic diver, Tom Daley:


If you would like to help us support more people like Ben, then please make a donation now.



Every gift you donate helps us to help more people rebuild their lives after spinal cord injury.

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