New Mexico Chapter: Understanding the Past to Build the Future    

A chapter succeeds or fails based on a number of reasons, but one of the keys to any good chapter is understanding the region you are representing. For the New Mexico chapter, this meant understanding the state’s complex history around SCI rehabilitation. As the fifth largest state and the sixth most rural, covering New Mexico’s SCI community has never been an easy task. For a long time, world-renowned Craig Hospital took the state under its aegis and would fly New Mexicans with SCI from many of the state’s rural outposts to Denver. When rehab centers opened in Albuquerque, Craig stopped. That has left many people with SCI out in the desert, literally.