We are delighted to welcome Sophie Shane as a Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research Ambassador!

In July 2017, whilst on holiday in Malta, Sophie suffered a rare spinal cord stroke injuring her spine from C6 to T8. After six months of rehabilitation in a London hospital, Sophie had another set back when her hip dislocated which led to an operation to replace it further, delaying her recovery. This challenge, along with many others, has made her very passionate about raising awareness of spinal cord injuries and disability. 

Commenting on her new role, Sophie said: "The research that Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research is undertaking is vital to improving the quality of life and independence after a life changing injury"
By becoming an Ambassador to such a great cause, Sophie hopes to help raise our profile and some funds at the same time.
Thank you so much Sophie for coming on board! We're looking forward to working with you.