Around 350 Australians are affected by spinal cord injury each year. Sam leant against a balcony railing and fell six meters; James had a rare injury while learning to surf. Both were left paraplegic. But cutting-edge research may bring back sensation, and even assist people like them walk again. A baby magpie and a commitment to investigation help to bring hope. Find out more in Spinal cord injury: research and resilience.