Why are we helping?

  • people in Nepal who suffer from spinal cord injury need and deserve the same care and rehabilitation we, in Canada, are so privileged to receive
  • without such care and rehabilitation, their injury may result in death or plunge them into a chaotic vortex of unrelenting pain and poverty
  • the vicissitudes visited upon their families may also be unendurable
  • given the specialized knowledge and skills our small cadre of volunteers possess, we know we can make a meaningful difference

Our objectives, working with our Nepalese colleagues and global partners, are to:

  • establish contemporary international standards of spinal care at SIRC
  • create a sustainable system of care in order to reduce the incidence of spinal cord injury and improve the quality of life for patients in need of such care
  • develop SIRC as the core of a Nepalese spinal care system and network
  • fund the education, and participate in the training, of Nepalese doctors devoted to specializing in the care of spinal cord injury
  • assist with the development of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine training in Nepal

Staff and Board members of the Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre near Kathmandu, Nepal