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Campaign To Extend Medical Card Eligibility To Spinal Cord Injuries

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The 'This is My Life' roadshow will visit the Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise tomorrow, in a bid to highlight these issues.

A campaign has been launched to extend eligibility for the medical card to anyone with a Spinal Cord Injury.

The service isn't available to those with a spinal cord injury, as they typically occur during an accident and are covered by an insurance claim.

But, CEO of Spinal Injuries Ireland, Fiona Bolger, says this information is outdated and a change must be made to improve the living conditions of those with a spinal cord injury.

The 'This is My Life' roadshow will visit the Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise tomorrow, in a bid to highlight these issues.

Portlaoise man John Finn has been paraplegic following a farming accident 54 years ago - he says he couldn't afford his bills without a medical card:

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