I fight paralysis every day, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I’ve done this since August 2008 when I had an accident and broke my neck. The war has, amongst others, emotional, physical, medical and scientific fronts. Last year I traveled over 200,000 kms meeting scientists, businessmen, regulators, families and those with spinal-cord injuries working to synthesise a global view of the state of spinal cord injury research. It is a grueling schedule that has seen me in the hospital more than once. I do all of this with a view to being a cog in the machine that will move the dial on spinal cord injury and get people functional recovery and out of wheelchairs. This is my first blog post! I hope to document and explain some of this journey here. Welcome along.